Religious Education Thrives in Penang

loading Ongoing class at Madrasah Miftahul Irfan.

The demand for religious schools in Penang is growing, especially for those offering tahfiz or Quran memorization classes. Each of these institutions offers a diverse and distinctive curriculum design and approach.

The first madrasah on the island, Madrasah Miftahul Irfan (MMI), has been producing high quality huffaz1 since its establishment in the early 1980s on Lebuh Leith. But as George Town developed and grew more crowded, the place became unsuitable for the school as it required a quiet and tranquil environment for students to memorise the Quran. A move was needed, and made: to Balik Pulau.

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