Our school originated with the dream of a group of close friends; all American Muslim women. The Islamic School of Seattle was incorporated as a non-profit on February 24, 1980 and opened the first Islamic Center of Seattle, now the Sea-Tac Masjid. On September 2, 1980, our current building occupying the 700 block of 25th Avenue was purchased. It was funded largely by individuals in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar and was chosen for its central location and the potential of extending influences within the surrounding neighborhood.
We emphasize the mercy, compassion and limitless love of Allah (SWT). Students are encouraged to always wonder at Allah’s creation; looking through Muslim eyes at history, math, science and all of human knowledge and to think, as Allah (SWT) has commanded, inquisitively and creatively. The human intellect is at the pinnacle of Allah’s creation. Insha’Allah, we will raise thinking Muslims who truly understand their religion and its practices. Children succeed when they are intimately involved in their own learning. The teacher provides guidance and support within an environment of choice and active participation by the children. We emphasize compassion, respect and justice for all humanity regardless or ethnicity, social status or religion.