Assalamu alaykum

My name is Faiza and I am the founder of Primary Ilm. I studied Islamic Theology and tafseer for 5 years under the guidance of scholars in the UK. I am also a qualified primary school teacher. I have been teaching Quran, Qaidah and Islamic Studies for 15 years Alhamdulillah.

I am also the resource creator, advertiser and social media manger of Primary Ilm (although not sure how long I can continue juggling all of these duties).

We are a very small team: myself, an illustrator and someone who manages the backend of the website. I tried managing the backend for a few weeks and nearly gave up on the whole project! My cousin helped set up a few pages on the website (he’s awesome). He’s worked with a few Muslim companies and is really good at what he does. You can check out his website here.

My aim is to give teachers and parents a whole bank of resources that they can teach their kids from. This aim stemmed from hearing a friend of mine say she gave up teaching kids Qaidah and Islamic Studies because she didn’t have the time to plan and make related resources. This made me feel a sense of sadness at the prospect of the kids losing out on such a great teacher. 

So I decided to do something. I made a website called islamicresources4teaching and then rebranded to Primary Ilm. I hoped that teachers and parents would find teaching Islam, Quran and Qaidah easier if they had easy access to a bank of resources. No more scouring the web, or spending hours making worksheets or activities. I had done that before, and knew teachers and parents didn’t need or want that pressure.

Alhamdulillah, it’s been a journey and a half. The resources are now being widely used across the UK (and internationally!). 

I pray you and your kids or students benefit from the content. If you have any suggestions or would like to get in touch, you can email me directly or you can get in touch via instagram.