About Us


Welcome to the Al-Ilm Educational Institute. Al-Ilm Educational Institute, a premier Islamic school and academy, was established in 2002 to help satisfy the growing need for quality Islamic education in the Los Angeles and Orange County localities. Founded by Mufti Salim Lakhani, the institute has proven to be a great asset in the dissemination of Islamic knowledge and continues to strive to do so for generations to come.

We are currently operating at our new campus located in Whittier, CA. Our full-time Islamic school and part-time Quran lessons are easily accessible to students from both the Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Al-Ilm Educational Institute is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Our Tax ID #20-5897405

Highly Qualified Educators

We know that learning is easier when you have an excellent teacher. That's why most of our educators have achieved an advanced degree in their field. Our instructors are passionate about the subjects they teach and bring this enthusiasm into their courses and classes.

We are Here to Help

We offer tutoring  for Pre-K  - 12th grade,  weekend IT classes, weekend cooking classes, after school Quran classes. All of our programs are customizable for your needs to make sure you leave with relevant skills, we can help.

Our Philosophy

 Ilm Educational Institute educates young Muslim minds through a curriculum based on sound Islamic knowledge, facilitating the application of this knowledge in modern day society by creating a wholesome Islamic environment. Along with education, great emphasis is put upon tarbiyah (ethics). Based on the teachings of Allah’s word, the Qur’an, and the traditions of his Blessed Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the authentic Sunnah, the focus of the Institute is to provide Islamic as well as secular academic programs that fulfill the intellectual and moral needs of its students. Our propagation of knowledge is not an aim in itself, but rather a means to direct our students to live by Islam as exemplified by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The hope is that, insha’Allah, this will produce righteous young Muslims who as adults will become contributing members of society and will carry on the essence of our purpose to “Instill within the Muslim Youth a concern for themselves, their families and the entire Muslim Ummah.”