The Madrasah is an educational religious institution that intends to promote the spiritual, ethical and moral well-being of the child through appropriate Islamic avenues.

In doing so, both the parent and child have a important role in ensuring that the correct code of ethics is followed and maintained to introduce a sense of mature discipline and behaviour within the child.

This code of conduct will provide a guide to the etiquette requirements for the Madrasah which may or may not encompass all the required criteria. The code of conduct, or COC, is subject to changes without notice. It is the duty of parents and students to ensure they have the latest set of guidelines which will also be reflected on the Al-Mawaddat Centre, KL website.


A.    Punctuality 

The Al-Mahdi Madrasah does not accept any form of lateness except in extreme circumstances that may allow a student to come late. The maximum late occurrences for any child is limited to three (3) per term. All late arrivals must be reported to the office for attendance purposes with a written note by the parent explaining the purpose of lateness, as soon as the student enters the Madrasah. Parents will be contacted for the same. (See section B-ii below).

If a student does not provide a note, or is late more than three times, correct disciplinary measures will be taken, including but not limited to, community work, extra-assignments, etc. The form of corrective measures will be determined by the management.

B.    Uniform

Islam provides specific guidelines and etiquettes in wearing clothes in ensuring a well groomed appearance. In respect to these guidelines which does not lean towards excessiveness and fancy façade, the following rules are enforced to encourage the adequate lifestyle (in addition to the uniform).

i.             For boys, the Madrasah uniform consists of a WHITE KANZU or a WHITE SHALWAR KURTA, and a plain WHITE CAP. T-shirts inside the Kanzu/Kurta must be white in colour. In respect to the Islamic etiquette of wearing clothes, any clothing worn beneath the kanzu/Kurtamust be neatly dressed without extending and dragging on the floor, whether white loose pyjamas/shalwar or any other long pants. Students must be smartly dressed: buttons closed and sleeves down. 

ii.             For baligh girls (ages 9 and above), the uniform consists of a loosely fitted ABAYA/CHADAAR and a WHITE SCARF. In respect to the Islamic etiquette of wearing clothes, any clothing worn beneath the abaya/chadaarmust be neatly dressed without extending and dragging on the floor, whether loose shalwaar or any other long pants. Students must be smartly dressed: buttons closed and sleeves down.

iii.         For non-baligh girls, the uniform consists of a WHITE SHALWAR KURTA and a WHITE SCARF. In respect to the Islamic etiquette of wearing clothes, the Shalwarmust be neatly dressed without extending and dragging on the floor. Students must be smartly dressed: buttons closed and sleeves down.

iv.            Jewelry is restricted to a watch and one firoz/aqeeq ring(s). Chains may not be visible, nor are wrist bands permitted.

C.     Absenteeism

Students are not permitted to remain absent without any valid reason. Should a child remain absent, parents must notify the Administrator by email immediately in order that the attendance record may be reflected appropriately. Please take a note of the following:

i.              Failure to notify the Administration, the child will be marked as ABSENT WITHOUT REASON.

ii.             Three late arrivals with or without reason constitutes an ABSENCE.

iii.         Students planning to go on vacation must notify the Administrator by email in advance so that the appropriate course of action is taken for the lessons and assignments missed. 

D.    Classroom Etiquette

The Madrasah is a learning institute. A note or exercise book to take additional notes and assignments is mandatory for each subject and each class.

E.     General Rules

The specific rules above are enhanced with the general rules described below. Prohibition is extended to:

i.              Lesson disruption, noise in class or inattentiveness

ii.            Any sort of rudeness, disrespect, use of obscene language towards fellow students, teachers or staff of the Madrasah

iii.           Chewing gum, sunflower seeds, littering, or eating within the Madrasah

iv.           Possession and consumption of any drugs, cigarettes, manikchand, paan, etc.

v.            Laptop, Tablet PCs, Mobile phones, fancy gadgets (immediate confiscation).

a.    NOTE: Madrasah has set timings; parents are requested to monitor those timings for drop off / pick up

vi.           Vandalism, damage to property, tearing books

vii.          Underlining, defacing or highlighting books obtained from the library

viii.        Any form of threat or aggression, physical or verbal

ix.          Shifting of furniture, tampering with any equipment, bringing foreign materials.

x.          Cheating

Madrasah Timings: Weekly on Saturdays between 3.00pm - 5.30pm

Time Table:


Age Group


Period 1

Period 2



Period 3 Period

Class 1







Class 2







Class 3







GH: Gents Hall
LH: Ladies Hall
CR: Children's Room
Subject  Teacher Class 1 Teacher Class 2 Teacher Class 3


At the Madrasah, we strive to ensure that the children can begin recitation of the Holy Qur'an from a young age. We therefore try as best we can to allow 1-on-1 teaching. From the very beginning the children learn how to pronounce the alphabet and as they progress, they learn the vowels and how to join words.

Depending on the speed of the child, they are able to recite fluently within a few years. They also learn to memorise Surahs from the Qur'an and, when they have memorised a certain number of Surahs, they receive a certificate to show this. In the later years, they learn Tajweed as well as the meaning behind the Arabic writing of the Qur’an.


It is important that the children learn about behaviour and the way they should act towards others (Akhlaq)


The children in the younger age group learn the basics about Allah as well as about Allah's creation. They also focus on the fundamentals of the religion. As they move through the years, they move onto more complex issues regarding Islamic Law and Ethics.


The younger children learn, through story-telling, the history of the Prophets and the Imams. In the later years, the children learn about the companions of the Imams and also about how Islam moved through the world (from the 8th Century to the 14th Century) and influenced society as it is today.

Al-Mahdi Madrasah is a Saturday religious education institution based at Al-Mawaddat Centre in Kuala Lumpur. The Madrasah offers teaching for children of the Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Community that patronise Al-Mawaddat Centre, between the ages of 5 and 20 in the subjects Holy Quran, Akhlaqiyaat (Islamic Etiquette), Dinyaat (Islamic Fundementals), Tarikh (Islamic History), and Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence).

The Al-Mahdi Madrasah Anthem

Bismillahhir Rahmanir Rahim
Alhamdulillahi rabbil A’lameen,

O Allah, bless your Mercy
On Muhammad and his family

Seeking knowledge, is our motto
Obeying the call of Rasulallah

Learn our deen, and gain Imaan
To prepare for our twelfth Imam

Ya Allahu, Ya Aleemu, Ya Khabir
By the guidance of Ahlul-bayt, at-Tathir

Please grant us the great tawfeeq
To follow the Siratul Mustaqeem

Al-Mahdi Madrasah is our base
The Sirat to achieve success!

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