Our school is called Toobaa and the meaning of our name is, as Allah said in Surah Ar-Ra’d, verse 29 of the Holy Qur’an:
“Those who believe and work righteousness, Toobaa is for them and a beautiful place of (final) return.”
Toobaa is the name of a tree in Paradise reserved for the pious Believers. The time is takes to traverse it is 100 years. The clothing of the inhabitants of Paradise is taken from its sheaths.
On Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu alaihi wa sallam): “There is a tree in Paradise which, if a rider [on horseback] travels in its shade for 100 years, he would not be able to completely cross it.”
[Al-Bukhaaree (summarized version #1378)]
On Abu Sa’eed al-Khudhree: The Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Toobaa is a tree in Jannah. Its width is 100 years [on horseback]. The garments of the inhabitants of Jannah are made from its bark.
[Imaam Ahmad, Ibn Hibbaan]
Toobaa refers to the most extreme type of pleasure and delight; when one reclines and relaxes and takes shade under this tree it will be incomparable to any relaxation ever taken before—a reward awaiting the believers.
When Imam Malik Ibn Anas, the premier scholar of prophetic traditions, embarked on the study of Islamic sciences with a teacher, his mother advised him to, “Learn from your teacher his manners before you learn from him his knowledge.”
Hence, our motto is inspired by the wisdom of Imam Malik Ibn Anas' mother:
"Excellent Manner Before Knowledge"
Islamic Girls School
الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ طُوبَىٰ لَهُمْ وَحُسْنُ مَآبٍ
31-21 31st Street,
Astoria, New York, 11106
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"Toobaa Academy is a gift from Allaah to every Muslimah that walks through its doors."
- Sr. Jamilla - Mother
"I am in love with horses and I am a confident horseback rider. Toobaa Academy presents me with all of the opportunities and challenges I need to succeed."
- Laylo Makhkamdjanova
"The sense of accomplishment I felt after completing the memorization of the entire Qur'aan was great."
- Hebah Moait
We are in the midst of an ambitious expansion. With this project comes exciting new spacious classrooms for our High School, a fully equipped laboratory, a comprehensive library, a modern kitchen-classroom and student Café - Lounge, all of which will enhance our program.
At Toobaa Academy, we're harnessing the power of an exclusive all girls Islamic education in new, innovative ways. Combining the newest research with proven teaching methodology, we're inspiring girls to take control of their classroom experience. Toobaa Academy provides a stepping stone for our students to reach the future they envision.