AL-KISA FOUNDATION

A Global Educational Infrastructure

Serving the Muslim community with your continuous support!

Our aim is to be a service to individuals, families, educators, and communities, with a focus on delivering the Islamic truth and reaching people in many places.
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Our Mission

The mission for Al-Kisa Foundation is to nurture the holistic growth of individuals, families, and communities by creating infrastructure, open source resources and services in pursuit of and following the teachings of the Noble Qurʾān and Ahl al-Bayt (ʿa).

Our Vision

Our vision is to establish a global infrastructure for holistic education that is accessible and open source to every household worldwide, especially to those who are mission aligned and underserved.
Al-Kisa Foundation is a umbrella organization providing resources and services towards educational infrastructure for the global community. Below are Al-Kisa Entities that provide support in different educational areas:
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Kisa Publications

Kisa Publications provides a wide range of publications to families, educators, and communities. Publications include: children and adult’s literature, Islamic and Qurʾānic Curriculums, project booklets, and so much more.
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Al-Kisa Education System

This is a platform that provides support and assistance to institutions to improve quality of education, policies, procedures, and assurances that adhere to higher educational standards.
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Kisa Therapy Clinic

Kisa Therapy Clinic provides faith-based, professional, accessible, and affordable mental healthcare in partnership with scholars and therapists.
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Family

Kisa Family 360 provides holistic knowledge, guidance, and support on how to actualize every family’s innate potential to succeed ranging from matchmaking to senior aging.
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Salam Online

Online global weekend Islamic school (madrasah) for Pre-K-12. Serving 3 campuses:

- North America (Cognia Accredited)
- Australia/New Zealand
- MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia)

Also working with collaborating schools.
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2nd Chance Books

2nd Chance Books provide support, education, and tools for the rehabilitation of incarcerated Muslims and inmates interested in Islam including a quarterly magazine called Sirat Link.
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Al-Kisa Media

Al-Kisa Media strives to fulfill educational need via media platforms such as animations, read-alouds, audio books, etc.
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Ahlul Bayt Student Association (ABSA)

Ahlul Bayt Student Association provides professional growth and spiritual development opportunities to Shia youth across the globe under the guidance of scholars, educators, and industry professionals.
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Literacy International

Literacy International supports education in underserved communities:

- 30 schools transformed
- 10000 students served
- 500 teachers trained RAABTA program
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Islamic Beliefs

Islamic Beliefs provides online education and community support to anyone who is looking to build their Islamic knowledge. The goal is to cater to those looking to start their journey to become more educated in Islam, including reverts/converts.
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RISE University

Online/Virtual university program currently offering Masters / PhD programs in:

- Holistic Education
- Educational Leadership
- Organizational Leadership
We will be expanding in the future and in the process of becoming accredited.
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RISE Education System

Rise Education System is a full-time Islamic school that promotes the holistic development of the child by providing excellence in academic preparation in a faith-based environment. Our vision is to guide and nurture students to become role models who will exhibit high levels of God-consciousness, professional excellence, and civic leadership by serving society at large.
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ISLAMIC RESOURCE CORNER

The goal of Islamic Resource Corner is to create a central and more accessible location for Islamic resources, in particular educational resources, for the benefit of teachers, students, educators, parents, knowledge-seekers, and sharers. Enhance your child's Islamic education with a wide range of free resources suitable for all ages
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Highlights at Al-Kisa Foundation

- Ahlul Bayt Student Association Summit recap
- Kenya community receives books
- Incarcerated Muslims are asking for a Qurʾān, your donation can help!
- New books need your help to be published, give today
- Volunteering your skills is a rewarding way to give

Holistic education is delivered through a global infrastructure. Resources and curricula are developed by a group of subject experts, educators, and scholars. Support for these projects comes from volunteers and donations.

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Individuals & Families

Seeking knowledge and gaining awareness in Islam.

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Education

The strength of a community and society is founded in our families.

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Outreach

Local to global our community is a vital source of support and inspiration.

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Moulana Nabi Raza Abidi

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Our Leadership

Nabi Raza Abidi was born and raised in a religious Syed family in Alipur, India.

Maulana Abidi spent 4 years answering questions in the office of Grand Ayatollah Fāḍil Lankarānī, spent 5 years conducting research in theology and philosophy under Ayatollah Ja’far Subḥanī, where he also helped write and publish books on various topics. He also taught Usūl, Fiqh, Philosophy, and Tafsīr for 5 years in Hujjatiyyah, Fayḍiyyah and Jāmiʿatuz-Zahrā for another 5 years.

In 2002, Maulana Abidi moved to San Jose, CA to serve as the Resident ʿĀlim of SABA Islamic Center. Under his guidance, SABA has expanded tremendously and incorporated many successful undertakings, including a full-time school, RISE Academy. Additionally, he has helped to establish and overlook many masājid. 

He is also the founder of Al-Kisa Foundation and its subsidiaries, including Kisa Kids. Moulana Abidi serves on various school boards, provides guidance to several full-time and weekend Islamic schools around the world, as well as provides guidance to SABA Sunday School and RISE Education System.

He continues to further his studies in ʿIrfān, Philosophy, and Dars al-Khārij with renowned scholars.

Annual Report 2022-2023

Alḥamdulillāh this year was another humbling experience of working with dedicated individuals, organizations, and community leaders. Our global community is working hard, and we are honored to be part of this ummah. May Allah increase in the success of all the Muslim ummah all around the world.

Success is often measured on an individual basis, but as the Noble Qurʾān says in Sūrah Naḥl, each individual can actually be a nation within themselves.