Opening

1st January 2002 was a memorable day in the history of Maldives Educational System. This day witnessed the start of Dharumavantha School, a new boys secondary school in Male’. In fact, the birth of Dharumavantha School was facilitated by an equal sharing of the resources of Majeediyya School that also gave the new school an equal share in the tradition of excellence. We recognize the fact that Dharumavantha School then is only a continuing entity of the hope and aspiration of the people of Maldives who have toiled their lifetime for the development of education in this country.

School name

Maldives is a nation rich in heritage and culture. The spirit of recognizing the past and making the people aware of its history is often reflected in the names of different primary and secondary schools in Maldives. No doubt, it has been followed and probably the existing gap has been filled by naming the new school on behalf of a personality who had been instrumental in bringing the blaze of faith of Islam to Maldives. It was during the reign of King Dharumavantha Rasgefaanu that Maldives embraced Islam which is the potent and vibrant force of socio-economic life in Maldives.
As the school advances in its goal of achieving academic excellence and high degree of discipline among its pupils, we realize the fact that it is a challenging task. It is onus on us to provide an environment in which everyone can learn, achieve and excel.

Dharumavantha Rasgefaanu

With the spread of Islam to West Asia and Persia, the Arabs took over the maritime trade of the Persians, who by that time had thriving links with South and South East Asia. By the mid Eighth Century, there were Arab settlements in Kerela. Moreover, in the 10th century the Arabs had founded settlements on the Malabar Coast.

Therefore, it was just a matter of time before the Arabs extended their influence to the Maldives. This Arabian influence culminated in the ruling monarch embracing the Islamic faith in the mid twelfth century.

Upon Conversion, in 1153 AD, the Maldives was declared a Sultanate and the ruling monarch adopted the name of al Sultan Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Siri Bavanaadhitthiya Mahaa Radhun, also known as Dharumavantha Rasgefaanu. Knowledge of the new religion was freely disseminated and Islamic law and regulations were instituted in the country.

ދަރުމަވަންތަރަސްގެފާނު

ދަރުމަވަންތަރަސްގެފާނަކީ ހަނދުވަންހައިގެ ތީމުގޭ ދަރިކޮޅުން ދިވެހި ސިންގާސަނާގައި ރެދަލިކުރެއްވި ދެވަނަ ރަސްގެފާނެވެ.

ދަރުމަވަންތަ ރަސްގެފާނު ރަސްކަމަށް އިސްވެވަޑައިގަތީ ހިޖުރީގޮތުން 536 ވަނަ އަހަރުގައެވެ. އެއީ މީލާދީން 1142 ވަނައަހަރެވެ. މިރަސްގެފާނުގެ ދިވެހިނަންފުޅެއްކަމަށް ލޯމާފާނުތަކުގައި ލިޔެފައިވަނީ ތުރީބަވަނާދީއްތަ މަހާރަދުންނެވެ.

މިއީ ދިވެހީން ޒަމަނުއްސުރެ އުޅެމުންއައި ބުދު ދީން މުޅިރާއްޖެއިން ފޮހެލައްވައި އިސްލާމްދީނުގެ އަލި ދަންމަރުން މުޅި ދީބު ރޯޝަންކުރެއްވި ރަދުންނެވެ.

ދަރުމަވަންތަރަސްގެފާނު އިސްލާމްވެ ވަޑައިގަތުމަށްފަހު ނަންފުޅު ބަދަލުކުރަށްވައި މުޙައްމަދު އިބުނު ޢަބްދުﷲ މިނަންފުޅު ވިދާޅުވުމަށް ރުހިވަޑައިގަތެވެ. އެއަށްފަހު ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ރައްޔިތުންނަށް އިސްލާމްދީން ޤަބޫލުކުރުމަށް ފަތްތޫރަ ހިންގެވިއެވެ. (ލިޔުންފޮނުއްވިއެވެ.) އަދި ރާއްޖޭގެ ރަށްރަށުގައި ހުރި ވޭރުތަކާއި އަޅުކަންކުރުމަށް ހަދާފައިހުރި ތަފާތު ތަންތަނާއި ތަކެތި އުވާލައްވައި ރާއްޖޭގެ ހުރިހައި ކަންކޮޅެއްގައި މިސްކިތްތައް ބިނާކުރެއްވިއެވެ.

ދަރުމަވަންތަ މަހާރަދުން އިސްލާމްވެވަޑައިގަތުމަށްފަހުން ، 24 އަހަރު ރަސްކަންކުރެއްވިއެވެ. އިސްލާމްވެވަޑައިގަތުމުގެ ކުރިން 11 އަހަރު ރަސްކަންކުރެއްވިއެވެ. ދިވެހި ސިންގާސަނާގައި މިރަދުން މުޅިއެކު ރެދަލިކުރަށްވާފައިވަނީ 35 އަހަރެވެ.