Key Facts About Our Full-Time Madrasahs

Some Key Facts

What law does the madrasahs come under?

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.

What are the objectives of the full-time madrasahs?

Each of the madrasahs has its own unique history, identity, vision and focus. However, all of them share a common philosophy of education which is rooted in the Islamic tradition and values with a forward-looking and progressive modern outlook.

How many full-time madrasahs are there in Singapore?

There are 6 full time madrasahs:

Please click here for the addresses and contacts of the madrasahs.

Who owns and runs the madrasahs?

Madrasahs were built by Muslim philantrophists to provide Islamic education for Muslim children. The madrasahs were built on wakaf lands. Today, among the 6 full-time madrasahs, only Madrasah Alsagoff and Madrasah Al-Ma'arif 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.

How are madrasahs funded?

  • Donation from members of the public & Baitulmal
  • Funds from Wakaf properties (Muslim Endowment)
  • Dana Madrasah by GIRO
  • Zakat
  • Government, such as the Edusave, and MOE Capitation Grant