Alfirdaus College

Connecting Muslims with the Islamic Faith.

Alfirdaus, formerly known as Alfirdaus College, is a not-for-profit globally recognised educational institution established in 2005. We have been servicingthe Muslim community in Sydney and the Gold Coast using innovative and engaging teaching methods with a focus on making learning easily accessible and enjoyable to students of all ages.

Our philosophy centres on making the educational experience a transformative experience, rather than merely informative by focusing on the practical application of knowledge in our day-to-day lives. Our initiatives are founded on two core pillars: education and wellbeing. Education is the acquiring of knowledge using unconventional methods to develop an enlightened understanding of the world around us.

An understanding of ourselves and our surroundings helps us, as individuals, to prosper, show an appreciation of and become content with our lives and wellbeing. Our mission is to develop devoted and spirited Muslims who engage and positively contribute to their family, community, wider society and the world. Our programs equip our students with a robust understanding of their religion and its relevance and application in everyday life. We partner with families to provide unparalleled and multidimensional learning experiences that inspire Muslims to lead enriched lives with the determination to make a change.

All our programs employ the Sunni viewpoint: we use the ‘majority’ scholarly approach when applying Islamic knowledge in our curriculum and classrooms.

Alfirdaus was established in 2005 by 7 colleagues from Western Sydney with a history of actively inviting Muslims and non-Muslims to learn about Islam. It was established as an endowment for Islamic education with a focus on conveying the teachings of the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It places an emphasis on developing a students spiritual knowledge and character to ensure they correctly apply Islamic principles in their day-to-day lives.

From humble beginnings with 15 students in a small centre in Bankstown, Alfirdaus now has over 3000 students across 6 centres – Auburn, Bankstown, Blacktown, Hurstville, Liverpool and Gold Coast.

In effect, we aim to produce students who can reflect the wisdom of Allah SWT’s scripture in their actions and day-to-day living. We aim to embody the example of our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace upon him (PBUH) who said:

“The best of you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it.”

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