Faculty & Staff




Grade 8 Qur'an & Islamic Studies

Brother Noman Khanani is Al-Hamra Academy's Grade 8 Qur'an and Islamic Studies Teacher. As a former Islamic school student himself, Brother Noman is passionate about helping students find meaning and purpose through faith, while also preparing them for high school. To deepen student understanding of Islam, he uses an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses creativity, technology, critical thinking, and reading comprehension. 

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Economics, Brother Noman has both a Masters Degree in Islamic Studies and also a Masters of Education in Education Policy and Leadership Studies.  He also possesses  a certificate in Arabic Studies.


Brother Noman has been a frequent Khateeb at both Al-Hamra and local masjids.  He has also served the greater community as an university on-campus Muslim Chaplain. 


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Al-Hamra Academy is the first full-time accredited Islamic school in New England. Our goal is to raise children with a strong intellectual and moral background. We strive to provide an environment that encourages the cognitive, spiritual, moral, emotional, and physical growth of every student. We have a well-defined, effective and evolving curriculum that follows the Massachusetts State Frameworks. We foster spiritual and moral growth in a progressive Islamic environment – an environment that instills in our students the universal values of love, compassion, peace, tolerance, equality, and justice. Our philosophy reflects our commitment to educate our students to become responsible and productive members of society through education and social partnership. Our pursuit of Excellence in Education is built on four core values, i.e., Quality, Integrity, Moderation and Teamwork.

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