Cultivating Compassionate Global Leaders

Toward A More Humane World

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Live Classes Providing A Transformative Experience

A Global Classroom

Our Virtual Campus

Infused With The Quranic Worldview

Nurturing a Balanced Islamic Framework

Our Curriculum

The Legacy Advantage

The Legacy Advantage

Legacy IOHS is a new model for online Islamic secondary education serving grades 6-9 -– providing a rigorous, empathy based, spiritually infused, college preparatory curriculum. Utilizing an online platform, Legacy IOHS brings together highly qualified, faith centered educators to teach live classes to talented students across the globe.


Why Legacy?

Curriculum Team

Dr. Susan Douglass

Social Studies

Susan Douglass received her PhD in history from George Mason University, and M.A. in Arab Studies from the Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, where she is currently K-14 Education Outreach Coordinator, and does professional development workshops for the Bridge Initiative in the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown.

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Dr. Nur Jannah Hassan


Nur Jannah Hassan earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy, Ethics & Contemporary Issues, her M.Ed in Guidance and Counseling, and postgraduate Teaching Diploma in English and Mathematics from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), where she is currently the Head of the Islamisation Department at the Centre for Islamisation, IIUM.

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Dr. Freda Shamma

English / Language Arts

Freda Shamma has a M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an Ed.D. from the University of Cincinnati, in the area of Curriculum Development. She has worked with educators from the United States, South Africa and all over the Muslim world to develop integrated curricula based on an Islamic worldview that meets the needs of modern Muslim youth.

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Dr. Reema Alnizami


Reema Alnizami earned a Ph.D. in mathematics education from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in December 2017. Since 2012, Dr. Alnizami has taught middle school, high school, community college, and university methods courses. Currently, she is working as a research associate in the College of Education at NCSU.

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Dr. Sharif El-Tobgui

Arabic / Islamic Studies

Sharif El-Tobgui holds a B.S. in Arabic Language from Georgetown University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from McGill University and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies, and Director of the Arabic Language Program at Brandeis. He previously taught for five years at Harvard University as Preceptor of Arabic, and has also taught at the Middlebury College Summer Arabic Language School.

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Sh. Mustafa Umar

Curriculum Review

Shaykh Mustafa Umar completed a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine, a B.A. in Theology & Islamic Law from the European Institute of Islamic Sciences in France, and an M.A. in Islamic Studies from the University of Gloucestershire in the UK. He also studied the Islamic sciences for a year at Nadwatul ʿUlamā’ in Lucknow, India and spent another year studying in Cairo, Egypt.

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Dr. Nadeem Memon

Islamic Pedagogy

Dr. Nadeem Memon is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) in the School of Education at the University of Southern Australia. His research focuses on teacher education with particular emphasis on Islamic Pedagogy, comparative faith-based schooling, philosophy of religious education, and culturally relevant and responsive teaching.

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Mar 01 - Aug 14


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  • Dr. Kamal Hassan

    “The Legacy Online Secondary School Project is a distinctive, pioneering global online learning experience designed to play a leading role in reconstructing a humane civilization for all mankind. I am very impressed with this new educational project and would urge Muslim parents and children to embrace this noble cause.”

    Kamal Hassan
    Former Malaysian Chair of Islam in SE Asia at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
    Former Rector, International Islamic University of Malaysia

  • Dr. Altaf Husain

    “Rooted in a genuine concern for the highest quality education experience for our children, the Legacy International Online High School reflects the state of the art in character and curriculum development. There is an urgent need to provide viable alternatives to our present approach to secondary education and LIOHS is that alternative.”

    Altaf Husain
    Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Howard University

  • Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda

    “While being a community leader and educator, I am also a parent. Finding a high quality and focused curriculum for my children has been extremely difficult. The feeling of negotiating between the quality of instruction and Islamic education is very frustrating. Zaheer, whom I have known for a decade, presented this amazing initiative and project to me. While I am excited by this development in our community, I became even more enthusiastic about the solution it provides for my own children. I encourage people to take a look at Legacy and consider it for their children’s education.”

    Abdul Nasir Jangda
    Director, Qalam