Closing and Opening Day

Al-Rashid Islamic Institute will be closing on FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2015, inshallah. Students are permitted to leave after the assembly. The assembly will take place after Jumu’ah prayers. During the assembly an inspection of the students’ rooms will be carried out. Students will be required to stay behind and clean up if their rooms are found to be dirty.

Al-Rashid Islamic Institute will be reopening on MONDAY JULY 27, 2015, inshallah.

New Registrations

We are now accepting applications for new students. The deadline to register is JULY 20, 2015. For more details please visit the registration page.

Re-Registration for Current Students

Due to an ever increasing demand for enrollment we need to verify which students are returning so we may better accommodate new enrollments. All returning students are required to re-register for the 2015-2016 school year. If the form is not submitted your child may not be enrolled next year. All re-registration forms must be received by JUNE 15, 2015. To re-register please follow the instructions:

1. Download the re-registration form (Here). Complete the application form on your computer. Do not complete by hand.

2. Rename the application form file with your child’s first name followed by your child’s last name.

3. Email the application form to

4. Please include your child’s first and last name in the subject line of your email.

You will receive an email from us confirming your child’s reregistration. If you do not receive a response from us by JULY 11, 2015; please notify us by email.

We also require your child’s immunization records. We are collecting immunization records to comply with new policies set by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.  Photocopies will be sufficient; please do not include the originals. If you have already submitted your child’s immunization records please notify us by email. You may scan and attach your child’s immunization record to their reregistration email, or you may send the copies by mail to:

Al-Rashid Islamic Institute
College of Islamic Higher Learning and Secondary School
18345 County Rd. 2 R.R.1
Cornwall, Ontario

Welcome to Al-Rashid Islamic Institute

One can never adequately thank Allah, Most Merciful, for his favour of bringing us into existence and for crowning human kind with the honour of being the noblest among all other forms of creation. Allah is so infinitely gracious that he sent many prophets for our guidance. The almighty completed the process of revelation with his final and eternal message revealed to his beloved prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wassallam). The perfect way of life shown by this revelation is valid and suitable for all times until the last day. Our supreme success now lies in implementing these teaching in each and every aspect of our existence.

Countless thanks and countless praises are due to Allah for blessing us with Ulama who having in-depth knowledge of the holy Qur’an and Hadith are able to explain the timeless applicability of the divine message, and remind us about the straight path.

One such great scholar was Shaikhul-Hadith Muhammad Zakariya. Thousands of Ulama and mashaikh have been his students. He is the author of numerous religious works of distinction. His scholarly contributions to the field of Hadith are an invaluable reference material used throughout the world.

May Allah bestow the most excellent recompense, proportional to his sublime majesty, upon his final messenger Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wassallam) and upon all his Sahabah (Radiallaho anhum) and upon all his Awlia. May Allah also grant his special proximity to the late Shaikhul-Hadith Muhammad Zakariya who desired, initiated, and became the means for the establishment of this institute, from which many Huffaaz and Ulama are graduating every year, Alhamdulillah,.

For the future generations of Muslims of North America, this institute of higher Islamic learning will, Insha-Allah, be one of the means of their profound connection with Islamic learning and the Sunnah of Allah’s final prophet, Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wassallam).