Islamic education marketplace, Makkah Centric is a movement towards Islamic Pedagogy
Makkah Centric Education is the first marketplace for Muslim educators to trade Islamic studies teaching resources that inspire Muslim learners worldwide.
We’ve created this Islamic website for the enthusiastic Muslim teacher seeking resources that effectively integrate Islamic lessons into all subjects. MCE is a communal platform of like-minded Muslim educators, homeschooling, Muslim bloggers, students and Islamic tutors trading lesson plans and materials that promote and nurture an Islamic identity and worldview.
Join Muslim Educator’s Global Community
As an ummah, we want to collaborate our efforts. MCE seeks to provide a one-stop shop for Muslim educators, anywhere in the world, to buy and sell educational resources for immediate use.
If you’re a teacher or homeschooling, blogger, or even a student, and you would like to share your lesson plans, Islamic studies worksheets, posters, teaching charts etc. with other Muslim educators to use with their Muslim students, this is the place for you.
That Islamic pedagogy becomes the standard teaching practice in every Islamic classroom
where Muslim children learn.
How Does it Work?
Sr. Amina has been working very hard on her Sultans of Science unit for her grade 5 students. She is so proud to have a cross-curricular unit that integrates language, social studies, and science while highlighting Islamic history. The unit was a great success with her students. Now, Amina wants to share her unit plan with other Muslim teachers, and make some extra money for the hard work. She comes to makkahcentriceducation.com.
Sr. Zainab teaches grade 5 students at an Islamic school and eagerly needs ideas for a biography unit she is teaching. Although she has curriculum resources, they are not relevant to her Muslim students. She wants a lesson that will inspire and evolve her students spiritually and academically. She comes to makkahcentriceducation.com.
Amina helped another teacher, inspired students indirectly, and made some money. Zainab’s students had a trans-formative learning experience and she didn’t have to do much preparation thanks to Zainab. And we, at MCE, are happy we connected them.
What is a makkahcentric education?
Makkahcentric education is essentially Islamic- or Muslim centred knowledge. That is, learning about the world through Islamic perspectives derived from the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammed, salallahu ‘alayhi wa salam. It is a faith-based approach to learning that centres and empowers Muslim children in their education. Makkah-centric education is not limited to Islamic studies but encompasses all sciences, worldly and Shari’. When we refer to Islamic education, we mean all forms of education that is rooted in Islam or has Islam at its foundation.
It is Culturally Responsive
Research affirms that children learn best when the curriculum, pedagogy, and school culture reflect their identity and culture. Knowledge delivered through a cultural framework representative of the child not only empowers and builds self-esteem, but promotes academic and social success.
It is Anti-colonial
Current school curricula adopted in many parts of the world, and even in Islamic schools, are largely Eurocentric; centring knowledge of the world in western culture, history, and epistemology. Although, Islamic, Quranic, and Arabic studies ares part of the Islamic school schedule, rarely do you find math, science, language, and social sciences integrated with Islamic culture and pedagogy. Makkah-Centric education recognizes that the success of the Muslim child, and ummah as a whole, will come through the reconnection between the Muslim learner and his/her Islamic identity.
It is a Revival of Islamic Civilization
The golden age of Islamic civilization and its contributions to the world and humanity is evidence for the need and potential of Makkah-Centric education.
How does MCE make money?
Our business model is based on shared success. We make money when MCE sellers make money. Right now we are offering 4 months of free listing, which means you can test out our market risk-free. We only get paid a percentage when you make a sale. Learn more and become a seller today.
Why aren’t the materials free?
Although teachers can offer free resources, having priced items:
- encourages teachers to create material
- promotes quality and creativity and quality
- Offers a halal and rewardful income
- allows MCE to provide more services to realize our vision
How can I be part of the MCE community?
To join the global movement towards Islamic pedagogy create an account at our homepage and join our newsletter.
Assalaamu ‘alaykum, I’m Zahra Osman, host of the MakkahCentric Education Podcast. As an elementary Islamic school teacher, I found it frustrating when I couldn’t find lesson plans and that Islamized the topics I was teaching. Whatever I managed to find was either too advanced for my students or didn’t meet my academic standards. I know many Muslim teachers share my frustration! And, I also know that there are many great Muslims teachers out there Islamizing their lessons on a daily basis. But how do we bring the content creators and users together in one place? That’s when I came up with the MakkahCentric Education marketplace! A platform for teachers like myself to buy Islamized teaching resources from other Muslim educators. With the permission of Allah, MakkahCentric Education will solve our pedagogical needs so that every teacher can provide an enriched learning journey to all Muslim children!