FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS:
Ilm and education must be founded on Al-Quran of which Allah says,
There is no wet or dried thing but it is in this (Manifest) book.
Irshadaat of Huzurala R.A. during Ashara Mubarak 1406 H
Learning and education is not confined to the four walls of a Madrasa. It has to permeate to the entire community, at all levels. The acquisition of knowledge must come first and find pride of place.”
What is known as Al Madrasa tus Saifiya tul Burhaniyah today was initiated as Jamali Islamic School, founded by Shahzada Ali Asghar Bhaisaheb Kalimuddin Saheb under the aegis of the Raza Mubarak of Huzurala Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (R.A) in 1402 Hijri, April 1982 on the auspicious occasion of the Urus Mubarak of Syedi Abdul Qadir Hakimudin R.A at the premises of Shabbir Hall, Shabbirabad B Block, Karachi.
At that point it comprised of three students and two teachers including Nafisa Ben Shk. Najmuddin and Nafisa Ben Shk Ali Asghar. Farida Ben Tawawala joined as principal, in August of the same year.
At that time there were 7 students of varying age groups divided into two classes including Prep I and II. Over a period of time as more and more students joined, Classes I and II were added. One extra room was acquired from the management of Shabbir Hall and the Madrasa office was also converted into a classroom to accommodate the increasing number of pupils. Farida Ben Tawawala who has performed khidmat as Principal ever since the humble beginnings of this institution 23 years ago reminisces, Maulana (R.A.) had come to Shabbir Hall for the first time and on that occasion free admissions were to be afforded to children who were three years old. A lady whose child was 2 plus insisted that she stands in line for admissions. When Aqa Maula R.A passed by, Huzurala R.A pointed to her child and said,”Aa Farzand 3 waras na nathee!”