Student Life

Spiritual Life

Nurtures Faith and Values

At Universal Academy of Florida, we take great pride in fostering an Islamic environment that nurtures the faith and values of our students. Our commitment to Islamic principles is reflected in every aspect of our campus life.

Tarbiyah and Character Building

Just like our Muslim predecessors said “ Tarbiyah before Ta’lim “, We strongly believe at the universal academy of Florida, that Tarbiyah is an integral part of a child’s education and character building.

Tarbiyah is an Arabic word that in the Islamic tradition translates as “increase” or “growth.” Our objective as an Islamic School is to develop our students into whole individuals. We aim to implement programs and opportunities for students that will aid them in their personal character development.

The product of Tarbiyah should be an ideal citizen who lives in harmony with the universe and balances the needs of this world with the needs of the Hereafter. Together with others, this citizen should help build ideal societies as an American Muslim. Their character should reflect the qualities of a Muslim as illustrated in the Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed, PBUH.

How Do We Do It?

From the moment students step onto our campus, they are enveloped in an environment where Islamic principles are integrated into daily life. Our aim is to create an atmosphere that encourages spiritual growth and a deep connection with Allah (SWT).

Our Approach

List of 12 items.

  • Character Themes Selected:

    Based on the yearly goals of The Academy, we select Monthly character building themes that are derived from the book of Allah and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
  • Integration with the Curriculum:

    Themes are shared and discussed with academic teachers and integrated with the school curriculum via PLC meetings to make sure that lessons include the Tarbiyah component. Our comprehensive Islamic Studies curriculum is designed to instill a deep understanding of the faith.

    From Quranic studies to the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the teachings of Islam, our students receive a well-rounded Islamic education that equips them with the knowledge and values to be upright Muslims.
  • Bulletin Boards:

    Homeroom classes assigned to different bulletin boards around the school to design, decorate and share the highlights of the character theme of the month.
  • Daily Morning Assembly:

    Morning Azkar are recited along with students and the character theme is covered throughout explaining verses, stories from Quran, the Sunnah and traditions of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
  • Daily Salah:

    All students pray Zuhr together in congregation. We encourage students to take moments for reflection and supplication, fostering a strong connection with their Creator.
  • Daily Khatirah:

    After Congregational Zuhr prayer, a student or staff member would share a reminder with the student to reinforce the character theme of the month.
  • Weekly Kahf Recitation

    In our weekly assembly on Fridays, we gather to recite Surah Al-Kahf. This practice is not just a recitation; it's an opportunity for our students to delve into the meanings and lessons of this blessed chapter. It's a moment of reflection and spiritual rejuvenation that sets the tone for the week ahead.
  • Weekly youth Halaqah:

    Led by High school students and centered around promoting good character and traits derived from the character theme of the month.
  • Community Service:

    Giving in Charity to different causes and service to the community is promoted throughout different humanitarian clubs that provide a platform for students to gain community service by volunteering at different organizations. We believe that true spirituality is not just about personal growth but also about serving others. Our students actively participate in community service initiatives, embodying the Islamic principle of helping those in need.
  • Weekly Parents Tarbiyah session:

    A professional guest speaker is invited to train parents and provide tips in relation to their spiritual growth, mental wellness and strategies on good and healthy communication with their children at home
  • Yearly Interfaith Event:

    Schools of different faiths get invited to our school where our students gain the experience of presenting and showcase the beauty of their faith and its great characteristics.
  • Hijab for Girls:

    We consider the hijab to be a symbol of modesty, respect, and devotion. For our female students, wearing the hijab is an expression of their faith. We are proud to foster an environment where they feel comfortable and empowered to do so.
Founded in 1992, UAF is a private Islamic school for boys and girls in Daycare to Grade 12. Combining academic excellence while promoting Islamic understand and practices. UAF aims to produce bright students who are conscious of Allah and who maintain Islamic character and high academic standards.