The Association of Muslim Schools (AMS) was launched in March 1989 at the Lockhat Islamia School (Al Falaah College) in Durban. Principals and members of the Board of Governors of Habibiya Islamic College, Lockhat Islamia College, Roshnee Muslim School, As­-Salaam, Lenasia Muslim School and Nur-ul-Islam School came together to form this association.

The need was felt to establish an organization to advise Muslim Schools and help them in their development at all levels.


To provide a range of quality services which will enable our schools to deliver an Islamically based-education
of the highest standard and quality.


Advance, promote & represent

the interests of private Muslim schools.

Collectively voice opinions

on matters pertaining to education.

Discuss Admin & Policy Matters

concerning private schools within South Africa

Establish, Drive & Maintain

subject & professional committees


school evalua­tion & management course

Organized one of the country’s first school evalua­tion and management course.

National 7-a-side Soccer Tournament

Established a 7-A-Side National Soccer Tournament since 2000, the first of which was hosted by the Nur-ul-Islam School.

Regional Workshops for Teachers

Organized two regional workshops for teachers of Arabic & Islamic Studies in the areas of lesson plans & delivery, classroom management.

First National Conference

Our fist National conference was held from 10-12 February 1990 at As-Salaam & required the partici­pa­tion of all teachers from each school.

National Alliance of Independent Schools

Became a founder member of the National Alliance of Independent Schools (Naisa) which articulates the voices of all national private school bodies.

Our services

All the services provided to our members will be based on the Islamic value system

Provide national leadership and advocacy on behalf of member schools

Provide authoritative research, publications and information that will benefit member schools through events such as seminars, conferences and workshops.

Provide legal, regulatory, general information and guidance to benefit members

To be a professional service organization representing, promoting and protecting the interests of member schools

To be a catalyst to harness the collective intellectual capital present in member schools and in the broader community

To serve as a thought leader and promote relevant innovative and technological trends in education

To provide quality assurance, standards and bench marking in our schools

To develop relevant LTSM as well as curriculum support at all levels of teaching and learning

To inculcate and reinforce the Islamic value system in schools through Qur`aan and Sunnah

To provide guidance to our institutions with regards to training, development, networking, nurturing, mentoring and succession planning.

To guide member institutions to develop robust policies and standard operating procedures

To empower Governing Body/Shura Committee structures to efficiently and effectively undertake their fiduciary and governance responsibilities in the line with current corporate governance guidelines.

To assist member institutions to undertake strategic planning

To assist in the improvement of the Islamic ethos at member institutions

To leverage on the experience and expertise of successful member institutions to provide guidelines and creative strategies to enhance financial sustainability