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Islamic Value

At Miftah An-Nur we are dedicated to nurturing and developing intelligent, creative and God-conscious young people through a broad, balanced and personalised education experience that anchors and inspires our pupils spiritually and academically for the rest of their lives.

Blending the best of the British National Curriculum with our Bruneian heritage and Islamic values, our specially modified curriculum encourages pupils to build on their existing knowledge and skills, ensuring a continuous and expansive learning journey that develops the child as a whole.

We strive to adapt the curriculum wherever possible to meet the needs and strengths of our pupils, as well as providing opportunities for students to pursue their own interests and develop their particular talents in ways that work best for them.

As a multilingual school, we also offer pupils the chance to learn in English, Malay and Arabic, adding to the strong foundations we aim to provide each and every one of them as we endeavour to cultivate accomplished, principled and thriving global citizens.


To be a centre of excellence; shaping God-conscious and thriving global citizens.


To provide world-class education led by qualified nurturing teachers, who develop critical thinking and foster Islamic values.

Core Values

Our guiding principles.

To Allah, to each other, and to all who cross our path.


In our education, in our adab, and in our leadership.


In our intentions, in our faith, and in our communication.


For our knowledge, for our opportunities, and for our community


In our action and leadership; always ready to listen to others.


Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah

The fourth daughter of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha, HRH Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah is one of the founders of Miftah An-Nur Islamic International School, alongside her husband YAM Pengiran Anak Haji Muhammad Ruzaini bin Pengiran Dr Haji Mohd Yakub.

Her Highness is well versed in the value of international education, having obtained an MBA from the University of Durham in the UK, which followed her MA in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire, and a degree in Business Administration from the University Brunei Darussalam.

After starting a career as a finance officer for the Ministry of Finance at the Brunei Investment Agency, Her Highness went in business with her husband in 2017, launching Miftah An-Nur and other children-related ventures, as well as the Zahara Charity Foundation that supports and provides for the less fortunate in Brunei and overseas. As a mother of four and proud Bruneian, Her Highness is honoured to be involved with projects that support the development of the country and its young people.

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Muhammad Ruzaini bin Pengiran Dr Haji Mohd Yakub

Following a successful and varied public sector career, YAM Pengiran Anak Haji Muhammad Ruzaini bin Pengiran Dr Haji Mohd Yakub launched Miftah An-Nur Islamic International School in 2017, alongside his wife HRH Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah.

In 2013 he left his governmental post to follow his business aspirations, establishing several companies in education, real estate, IT solutions, and other industries. Committed to professional learning and development, he also went on to obtain an MBA from the University of Leicester in the UK.

Today, in tandem with Her Highness, Pengiran Anak strives to benefit Brunei through Miftah An-Nur and other projects, including the Zahara Charity Foundation that he runs with his wife.

The Miftah Way

As well as our core values, we encourage everybody involved with the the school to embrace 'The Miftah Way'; positive principles that will help our community to grow together.

In our language and behaviour, remembering Allah in all we do.


In our language and behaviour, remembering Allah in all we do.


A welcoming, inviting culture built on Adab and respect.


Working together to achieve excellence.


For our knowledge and opportunities.


In our action and leadership; always ready to listen to others.

Board of Governors

Haji Abu Bakar Bin Ibrahim
Hajah Sharifah Khadijah Alkaff
Board Member
Nora Hafriana Binti Hafneh
‍‍Board Member
Bilal Buttar
Executive Principal


Executive Principal’s Welcome

Assalaamu ‘Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. All praise is due to Allah Almighty, and may the peace, blessings and salutations of Allah be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

I am pleased and honoured to welcome you to Miftah An-Nur Islamic International School. With the grace of Allah Most High, our aim is to raise generations of Muslims to live the beauty of Islam, being successful and thriving global citizens.

Miftah An-Nur Islamic International School is the first of its kind in Brunei Darussalam. Our educational program integrates international best practices and standards with traditional Islamic values and etiquette. We achieve excellence in our teaching and learning while fostering Islamic values in our students through our dedicated and nurturing facilitators. Moreover, we are a school that aims for mastery in three core languages: English, Malay, and Arabic. These skills will set our graduates apart in the rapidly changing global environment.

The spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual faculties of our learners are developed based on the nurturing Islamic principles of tarbiyyah. This inclusive and holistic approach to the development of children allows our learners to be confident and well-rounded individuals.

Our staff and students are encouraged to be God-conscious and responsible global citizens, acting upon the verse of the Holy Quran, “It is He Who has appointed you vicegerent over the earth” (6:165). This Divine responsibility drives our intention to instill excellence in our service to mankind, while having humility in successes, sincerity in actions and gratitude for our countless blessings. Our core values stem from the hadith of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, “Love for humanity what you love for yourself.”

We look forward to meeting you in person and inviting you to our community. Please feel free to contact me directly at and we will be happy to assist you.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan.


Senior Leadership Team

Bilal Buttar
Executive Principal
Sabiqur Rahman
Head of Secondary
Lena Khatun
‍‍Head of Early Years & Primary
Maimunah Aziz
‍‍‍Head of Human Resources
Vivian Foo
‍‍‍Head of Finance