Eaalim was set up originally as a response to an urgent requirement by one of the founders to home educate his children. The vision was to provide an Islamic environment and effective education for children outside of the state school system. The founder wanted to develop a system that will allow other Muslim parents the opportunity to home educate their children or to supplement the state school learning with additional Islamic education online.
The Eaalim Philosophy is to understand Islam in its entirety in exactly the same way in which it was understood by the leading trustworthy scholars of the Ummah, who follow the Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم and that of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs (May Allah be pleased with them).
We are in great need to follow the footsteps of our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم, his Companions and those who followed them with righteousness.
وَالسَّابِقُونَ الأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ المُهَاجِرِينَ وَالأَنصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحسَان ٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنهُم وَرَضُوا عَنهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُم جَنَّات ٍ تَجرِي تَحتَهَا الأَنهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدا ً ذَلِكَ الفَوزُ العَظِيمُ
“And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansar (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhajirun) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success.” (At-Taubah 9:100)
وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ الرَّسُولَ مِن بَعدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ الهُدَى وَيَتَّبِع غَيرَ سَبِيلِ المُؤمِنِينَ نُوَلِّه ِِ مَا تَوَلَّى وَنُصلِه ِِ جَهَنَّمَ وَسَاءَت مَصِيرا ً
“And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers (Sahaba (companions)’ way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination.” (An-Nisa 4:115)
Al-Awza’ee was right when he said:
“Be patient and follow the Sunnah. Stick to what the Salaf said, say what they
said, do not get involved in what they refrained .from and follow the way of the righteous ancestors then you will obtain what they achieved.”
Hence, the Eaaim Philosophy is to bring the true teachings of Islam via internet and latest conference technology while adhering to the Qur’an, Sunnah, the understanding of the Sahaba’s (companions) and those who followed them with righteousness.