All the madrasahs come under the Education Act. Under section 87 and 88 of the Administration of Muslim Law Act, the control of Muslim Religious Schools shall be vested in MUIS.
The madrasahs are intended to produce the religious elites to lead the community on religious matters. The mosque madrasahs provide basic Islamic education i.e. fardhu ain to students who attend government schools.
There are 6 full time madrasahs and 27 part time mosque madrasahs. Following are the 6 full-time madrasahs which are registered with the Ministry of Education :
Please click here for the addresses and contacts of the madrasahs.
Madrasahs were built by Muslim philantrophists to provide Islamic education for Muslim children. The madrasahs were built on wakaf lands. Today, only Madrasah Alsagoff, Madrasah Al-Maarif and Madrasah Al-Khairiah stand on wakaf land. The other properties have been acquired by the government. Each madrasah has its Management Committee which is registered under the Education Act. The members of the committee are registered by Ministry of Education (MOE) every 2 years. MOE would consult MUIS before confirming the committee members.
By virtue of section 58 and 59 Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA), all wakaf lands are vested in MUIS. By virtue of section 87 and 88 of the AMLA, all activities relating to religious activities is the responsibility of MUIS
Madrasahs: The students are taught the various subjects in Islamic Education and Arabic Language. Academic subjects such as English, Maths and Malay Language are also taught in the madrasahs.
Mosque Madrasahs: The students are taught basic religious subjects only.
Last updated on 14/6/2019