The city of Granada is the place where the largest community of native Spanish Muslims has come together to establish the Deen of Islam, after an interlude of 500 years. During the last 30 years this community has been the most active center of Dawa in Spain. It not only attracted new Spanish converts but also a significant number of Muslims from other countries. Granada is also a place where a growing number of immigrant Muslims, mainly from Northern and Western Africa, has settled.
Since its beginning one of the most important needs of the Muslim Community of Granada has been the establishment of a Muslim School, in order to provide a healthy and correct education for the growing numbers of Muslim children.
Since 1990 the Islamic Community in Spain (an officially registered foundation) has undertaken the education of children, mainly on a primary level. This happened through initiatives of the families, who wanted to educate their children by Muslim teachers, who, apart from teaching academic skills, were also able to transmit the values of Islam and the nobility of human character.
But right from the beginning the Muslims in Spain had the intention to embark on an ambitious educational project, which would lead to the construction of a Center of Education, permitting the increase of the numbers of Muslim students living in Granada. Apart from these students this project should also cater for young Muslims coming from other cities in Spain, as well as from abroad.
Now the time has come for the Muslim Community, its leaders and the involved Muslim teachers to put into practice the accumulated experience of all these years.
After the inauguration of the new Mosque of Granada in July 2003, a moment of strength and maturity for the establishment of Islam in Spain, we now focus on education as being the essential priority for the protection and growth of Islam through the new generations of Muslims of all origins.