Furqaan Academy is the manifestation of the vision of the founders and the leadership of Al-Furqaan Foundation to develop students who are grounded in the Qur’an – a Quranic generation. As an organization devoted to the service of the Quran in the west, the Foundation wants to ensure that the upcoming generations will come closer to the Qur’an by understanding its language and by proper training of implementing Qur’an and Sunnah in their daily lives. The choice of being a Muslim should be a natural choice, due to their understanding of the deen and not merely as a virtue of being born in the faith.
Furqaan Academy wants to ensure that the students being raised within the culture of the United States possess the knowledge of classical Islamic scholarship to provide leadership to the future generations of our beloved Prophet’s Ummah (P.B.U.H). Being in the United States, Furqaan Academy wants to see the ummah put aside their cultural and linguistic differences that have plagued our cultures, to unite in the future under the foundations of the Qur’an and Sunnah and the Arabic language. As more and more of our cultures are losing their own languages, it is the hope of the academy that our future generations emphasize on the classical Arabic language. Without this goal the ummah is likely to stray further and further away from the Qur’an and Sunnah.
In June 2008, Furqaan Academy was founded and hence launched its operations with classes starting September 1st, 2008. While still searching for appropriate space, the Academy is graciously hosted by the generous and supportive leadership of Bolingbrook community at Masjid Al-Islam. In 2010, the school moved into its own building adjacent to the masjid.