It all started with a vision for an Islamic school. A place where children can connect, learn and develop according to Islamic principles. We want to create a hub for the community with a masjid forming the basis for a new Muslim community in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. All enabled and built based on a sustainable financial model that is not dependent on overseas investors or commercial organisations, but on the support of everyday people.
We have covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time so people naturally ask, what are your plans for the future?
Given the additional land purchase of 65 Harvest Home Road, the Master Plan for the site has been revised and is expected to be endorsed by Council (City Of Whittlesea) in due course. The Master Plan includes a large double story masjid (including a ladies section), gymnasium, swimming pool, Islamic Centre, library and classrooms. We are confident of delivering on all construction projects contained within this Master Plan within 12 years, inShaAllah.
Masjid Salaam (proposed name) is planned to be a double story building, providing light, modern and spacious facilities for both men, ladies and children. The construction of the masjid will be a major milestone and a further realisation of our mission to build for the benefit of the ummah.
The ASC journey is transpiring into a great story – and in quietly working away I would be the first to admit that we do not share this story as much as we should. Whether it is the students that come to school, the staff or the many people that come to the Mussala for their salaah, each family joining our College is part of enabling a vibrant community. If you have not been to the Al Siraat College site recently, I invite you to visit and be surprised by the significant progress that has been made on site.
Alhamdulilah, we thank Allah for bringing us this far, and look forward to working with you in the delivery of our planned projects. Please share the success to date with the community as the success of the ummah lies within all of our hands.