Our Advisors

Mr Dawud Tauhidi

Sis Haniah

Mr Dawud Tauhidi

In Memory

our late Education Advisor for the Islamic Curriculum

We were privileged to have the late Mr Dawud Tauhidi as our Educational Advisor before he left us on 23 May 2010. His valuable contribution through his advice and sharing of ‘ilm had indeed left a deep impression on how education for our young Muslims should be. For about 11 years before his decease , Mr Dawud AT-Tauhidi had focused to develop an integrated curriculum for Islamic education, known as the Tarbiyah Project. This project aims to provide a more effective paradigm for teaching today's Muslim based on the concepts of powerful ideas, authentic instruction and the Integrated Learning Model (ILM²).

Mr Dawud AT Tauhidi, a native of Philadelphia, embraced Islam in 1972. He studied at Lehigh University and later studied Arabic at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1980, he graduated from al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt with a degree in Usul ad-Din. Later he taught at the Islamic Community Center School in Philadelphia. In 1983, Mr. Tauhidi completed his masters degree in Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan.

For more than two decades, Mr. Tauhidi was involved in various aspects of Islamic education—as a teacher, researcher, administrator and curriculum developer. In 1988, he helped form the Michigan Education Council and co-founded Crescent Academy International, a college-preparatory, Islamic school in suburban Detroit, where he served as Director since 1988. The school stands till today.

Sis Haniah

Founder (Centre Director)

Sis Haniah has more than 20 years of experience in the education line as a supervisor, principal, teacher,  lecturer/trainer and a consultant. She holds a Masters of Education degree specializing in early childhood from the Queensland University of Technology. She graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology, Hons). She received a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (specializing in primary levels) from National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technology University (NIE/NTU) and joined the teaching force in the government primary school. 

She also holds Certificate in Islamic Studies and Certificate in Hadith Study from UTM. In the areas of teaching reading to children with challenges in dyslexia, she has obtained double Certificate of Educational Studies (Dyslexia Studies & Dyslexia Support) from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS)/the College of Teachers (University of London, UK) and Certificate in Orton-Gillingham training (Orton-Gillingham Centre, Singapore).  

Recently our founder has also graduated from National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University. She obtained the second Masters Degree specializing in Curriculum and Teaching. Concurrently she also graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Heritage and emerged as the top student of her cohort. She completed her Masters of Education (curriculum & Teaching) from National Technological University in 2015. In 2016, she received her Degree of Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage.