Many Journeys ... One Faith
The College Motto captures the essence of what it is to be an Al Siraat student.
“All mankind is from Adam (as) and Eve (as), an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.” (Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (saw)).
People will come from varied backgrounds after having gone through different journeys in their life to get to where they are now. This diversity of experiences and backgrounds is a cause of celebration and provides a wonderful opportunity for a host of different people to come together for better understanding. Al Siraat College has the fortune to have amongst its school community, people from many different languages and cultures coming together to form one new community – the Al Siraat Community, which fosters good will and compassion amongst the whole human race.
“The Mu’minoon are but a single Brotherhood.” (The Holy Qur’an, 49:10)
Though we celebrate the diversity in backgrounds that we come from, the one uniting factor amongst us is our faith in Allah (swt). Islam is the reason for the existence of Al Siraat College, which seeks to educate Muslim students in an Islamic environment.
We must also remember the saying of Allah (swt) in a hadith narrated by Abu Huraira (ra):
“Verily Allah does not look to your faces (how you look) and your wealth but He looks to your heart and to your deeds.”
Our College emblem reflects the core elements that define Al Siraat College.
At the top of the emblem is a dome shape representing a masjid, which has a central place in Islam in not only connecting people to Allah but also a place where the community comes together in collective worship, which fosters a real sense of ‘brotherhood’. This is critical in the philosophy of Al Siraat College which sees itself as pivotal in bringing together a community and placing an importance on connecting together through faith, and at the same time recognising that each person comes with their own ‘journey’.
Inserted within this dome structure are the words Al Siraat written in Arabic calligraphy. Al Siraat means “the pathway” which is symbolic of the College providing pathways, whence a person can select the many ways of being positive contributors to our society whilst maintaining the pure Islamic ethos which bind us together in our faith. Hence the motto which often appears under this emblem is ‘Many Journeys … One Faith.