Baitul Ilm Academy
Faith And Knowledge Guide Our Actions
Baitul Ilm’s Sunday School was formally organized in the fall of 2003 under the leadership of Maulana Sheikh Amir Mukhtar Faezi. Our goal is to provide a quality Islamic education and instill Islamic values in our children. Our students represent a broad and diverse cross section of people from the greater Chicagoland area.
We promote an in-depth understanding of Islam and engage in confidence building activities for our children’s benefit. Our model requires participation from parents in order to promote a healthy parent, teacher, and student partnership. All of our teaching and administrative staff are parents and volunteers. Building on these relationships allows us to engage in a more nuanced and tailored education for our students.
|2023-2024 School Calendar
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Baitul Ilm's Sunday School has been in session since 2003. Our first year, held at Barbara Rose Elementary School in Barrington, started with 52 students and 15 teachers. The following year, we held classes at Streamwood High School and shortly thereafter, moved into our current building. Over the years, we have grown to 261 children from over 145 families.
Our school year starts in late August and typically ends in the first week of June. School is in session for approximately 36 Sundays, accounting for Sundays off during religious holidays and long weekends. We are closed during the summer to allow children to spend quality time with their families. Regular Sunday School timings are 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ramadan timing is adjusted to allow for school to end at Maghrib.
We currently hold Islamic History and Fiqh Classes for students of all ages as well as twelve levels of Quranic study sessions for every proficiency level. We also hold “play and learn” toddler classes for 2 ½ to 3 ½ year old children, in order to prepare them for a smoother transition into our Sunday School.
Over 261 children enrolled last year between the ages of 2-1/2 to 18 years old.
145 families attend weekly Adult sessions hosted by Maulana Sheikh Amir Mukhtar Faezi and Maulana Syed Abidi while their children attend Sunday School.
We benefit from 36 volunteer teachers, 4 of which are Baitul Ilm graduates, and 8 substitute teachers.