Madrassah Standards

We have developed the Madrassah Quality Standards Framework (MQSF) which fully complies with the Department for Education’s code of practice. Our MQSF has been developed following years of research, consultation, supporting and teaching within the Madrassah and Mosque arena.

There is currently a lack of defined safeguarding protocols for out-of-school settings in the same manner as registered schools. This has affected 1000s of Muslim children who attend Madrassah (Quranic after school or weekend classes). As a result we have reviewed the Department for Education’s code of practice and subsequently developed legal policies and procedures to ensure that Madrassahs comply with statutory requirements. In turn, this helps to instil a safe and suitable environment for all children, including those vulnerable to abuse. Our MQSF also provides professional and tailored support support to improve the overall governance and running of Madrassahs at  managerial, administrative and pedagogical levels.

The MQSF comprises 3 tier Accreditation Levels (Mizan, Kausar, Firdaus), each level containing policies and procedures designed to raise standards in the Madrassah sector in order to enable it to fulfil its purpose with excellence. These levels reflect the 5 key areas of standards in the DfE’s code of practice (Health & Safety; Safeguarding and Child Protection; Suitability of Staff; Governance and Finance), as well as compliance with the Charity Commission. 

Official Madrassah Kitemark

The official Madrassah Quality Standard (MQS) Kitemark has been launched for Madrassahs across the UK. The MQS comprises 3 level of standards (Mizan, Kausar, Firdaus), each level containing policies and procedures designed to raise standards in the Madrassah, which also fully complies with the Department for Education’s code of practice.


When you attain a quality standard you will be an official member of The National Association of Madrassahs (NAM)

Becoming a Member

To become a member of the National Association (NAM) you must have one of the following standards (Mizan, Kauser or Firdaus)


The MQSF 3 tier Accreditation Framework (Mizan, Kausar, Firdaus) is designed to raise standards in the Madrassah sector and covers:

Madrassah Standards

There is a list of criteria a Madrassah must meet before applying for the Mizan (Bronze) status which once attained will allow you to achieve Kauser (Silver) & Fridaus (Gold) standard.


The time it takes to attain a level depends on each Madrassah and how quickly and effectively they can implement each policy.

Achieving Standards

It may take one week or several months depending on the senior management team and the teaching staff and how well the Quality Standards can be adhered to as a culture within the organisation.


Madrassahs who apply for Quality Standards attainment will be given professional and tailored support

We Will Help You Attain Standards

We have a dedicated team that work with many Madrassahs across the UK in the process of attaining standards. You will receive full time dedicated support from us.

DfE Compliant

Our MQSF aligns with the DfE's Code of Conduct, specifically designed for out-of-school settings.


We have reflected the 5 key areas of standards set by the DfE:
1. Health & Safety
2. Safeguarding and Child Protection
3. Suitability of Staff
4. Governance
5. Financial Management

Course Details

The Madrassah Quality Standard Framework (MQSF) facilitates the development of leaders, teachers and administrative staff as well as the institutions they serve. It will work towards quality of Islamic education within a safe, sustainable and spiritually uplifting environment.

Why We Are Madrassah Experts

  • 15 years experience in the field
  • Full time Madrassah Department
  • Developed unique Madrassah Standards
  • Creation of the National Association of Madrassah
  • Development of the bespoke Madrassah Framework
  • Certification provided

What People Say

My madrassah is currently in the process of achieving these beacon standards and the process thus far has been smooth and easy
Zaf Khan, Mosque
The team at are very helpful and provided us with a full audit of our madrassah set up with key areas to improve
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