A strong foundation in Islamic Studies is at the heart of Renaissance Academy’s mission. Our approach to the teaching of Islamic Studies is based on the belief that students should come to love Islam, learn Islam and live Islam. As students learn what it means to fully live a practicing Islamic lifestyle, the manner of teaching is done in a way to ensure that they will want to live such a lifestyle. Students come to have an in depth understanding of the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as well as the history of the other Prophets (peace be upon all of them) and the Companions and early generations of Muslims in a way that makes them see them as role models to emulate. In addition they are taught the basic rules of Hadith, Fiqh, and Aqeedah. As students get older they come to understand Islam as a mission that guides their lives and provides them with important responsibilities toward their families, communities and society at large.