Madrasah Taleemul Islam was the first Madrasah to open in Preston in the early 1960s as a gateway for acquiring the Sacred Knowledge of Deen. Children from all over the city were enrolled and attended between the hours of 5pm and 7pm. Some would walk from as far as Deepdale & Broadgate and some would come in the Madrasah Minibus which did it rounds daily.
As more families arrived to work in the local mills, the number of students increased. This continued until new Masaajid were built in the different areas of Preston. With each Masjid, a Madrasah was established. This tradition continued and is still prevalent today.
Madrasah Taleemul Islam still
continues to serve the local community.
There are currently over 400 enrolled students and over 25 teachers. It currently operates from the
Oxford Street premises with a view to returning back to Clarendon Street next
to the Jamea Masjid which it is affiliated to.
This move will be completed once the new building is constructed which
we hope will be within the next 2 to 3 years.