The Islamic Education Trust (IET) is a charitable organization based in the city of Minna in Northern Nigeria. It was established in 1969 and is devoted to promoting the growth of quality education and ensuring that the perspectives of Islam are successfully combined with the modern school curriculum.
The founders of IET are:
- Dr. Sheikh Ahmed Lemu;
- Hajiya B. Aisha Lemu; and
- Late Alhaji Sani Ashafa Suleiman.
With Allah’s blessings, IET has gradually expanded its operations into welfare. It operates eight (8) programmes in areas that include water, medical, educational, and orphan support. In keeping with the teachings of Islam, no recipients of welfare are required to alter their faith.
The headquarters in Minna houses the New Horizons Nursery & Primary school and the College; the Welfare Administrative Centre, the Da’wah Institute of Nigeria (DIN), and the Ilmi Bookshop. IET also administers a nursery and primary school in Sokoto, and the Sunrise International School in Abuja.
The Da’wah Institute conducts self-improvement, financial literacy, family life, and Islamic awareness workshops in both rural and urban areas. Training in inter-faith dialogue to improve peaceful co-existence has been a primary focus.
IET has also produced dozens of Islamic books, audio tapes, and television programmes.
The welfare operations of IET depend on charitable donations. A policy of sound financial management gives the organization a revenue stream that reduces programme costs and ensures stable employment of key staff.
The Trust has developed a reputation internationally as a reliable and accountable organization, capable of delivering results on the ground. Insha Allah, the Islamic Education Trust will continue to assist the people of Nigeria and around the world into the future.