MAI’s Family

Board of Governors

Our Board of Governors guides the school, helping our students to achieve their full potential in learning, leading and serving. They are: 



Mr Abdul Razak Hassan Maricar (Chief Executive, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura, MUIS)



  • Mr Mohammad Alami Musa (President – Non Executive, MUIS)
  • Mr Shaik Hussain Shaik Yacob (President, Muhammadiyah Asssociation, MA)
  • Dr Albakri Ahmad (Senior Director, Capacity Building, MUIS)
  • Mr Mohd Ghazali Alistar (General Secretary, MA)
  • Mr Shaik Muhammad Iqbal Shaik Hussain (General Secretary 1, MA)
  • Mr Buang Abdul Rashid (Member, MA)


2011 - PresentMr Herman Cher Ma’in
2009 - 2010Mr Juraimi Ali
2007 - 2008Ustaz Ade Novli
2004 - 2006Ustaz Murad Mohd Said
2002 - 2003Almarhum Mr Zainal Abidin Ismail
2000 - 2001Ustaz Radin Sharifuddin Yassin
1998 - 1999Almarhum Ustaz Jumat Osman
1994 - 1997Ustaz Abdul Manaf Rahmat
1991 - 1993Almarhum Ustaz Abdull Salam Mohd
1988 - 1990Ustaz Abdul Manaf Rahmat
1970 - 1987Ustaz Haji Osman Watik
1930 - 1969Information unavailable (incomplete archival records)


The teachers at MAI are made up of a team of Singaporean teachers who have, between them, over 70 years’ of teaching experience in MOE schools and a team of asatizahs who are the pillars and anchor staff of MAI. Together, they lead the way to ensure a rich and stimulating Islamic-academic learning environment for Arabians.


MAI teachers are passionate about encouraging a love for learning in Arabians and take, as their personal mission, to bring success to every Arabian that they are entrusted with, with a larger vision of creating a new generation of highly successful madrasah graduates.


Juzhurul Arabiah (JARI) is made up of a group of alumni from Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah (MAI), which was formed in mid 2014. Juzhurul Arabiah is an Arabic phrase which translates to ‘Roots of Arabiah’. JARI was established to function as a community outreach platform for the alumni of Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah to get together and contribute back to the Madrasah and the community.


JARI’s first community outreach programme was conducted with Darul Ihsan Orphanage in 2015. The residents of the orphanage were given the opportunity to appreciate the inventions of the Muslim Scientists from the Golden Age through interactive games and activities.


In addition, JARI has organized two Ramadhan Reach-Out (RRO) programmes in 2014 and 2015. RRO’s main objective is to share happiness and to bring joy to the underprivileged in the blessed month of Ramadhan, as well as to instil the spirit of sharing among members of JARI.


JARI has also organized an Alumni Reunion in 2015 where many generations of MAI alumni came together to reminisce the memory of their learning journey in MAI.


JARI will continue to organize such programmes in the future in the hopes of becoming a valuable asset to MAI and the community, InshaAllah.