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The Prophetic Method of Education
The Prophetic Method of Education
13 April 2014
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PROPHET Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam-peace be upon him) was a perfect educator, teacher and instructor. Almighty Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) has chosed Prophet Muhammad (allallahu alaihi wasallam) to be an ideal example for all Muslims to follow. In this context, Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an: Verily in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example for him who looks unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much. (33:21)

Introducing Raji al-Faruqi and the Project "Islamization of Knowledge"
Introducing Raji al-Faruqi and the Project "Islamization of Knowledge"
13 April 2014
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By JAVEED IQBAL SAIT Dr. Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi was born in Jaffa, Palestine. His father, ‘Abd al-Huda al-Faruqi, was an Qazi (Islamic judge) and a practicing religious person and was well-versed in Islamic scholarship. Dr. Faruqi received his traditional/religious education at home from his father and in the local Masjid. He began to attend the French Dominican College Des Frères (St. Joseph) in 1936.

Children of Religious Jews Lev Tahoor:  A Lesson for Us
Children of Religious Jews Lev Tahoor: A Lesson for Us
30 December 2013
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By Syed Jawed Anwar RELEGIOUS Jews of Lev Tahor (“Pure Heart”) community of Quebec had not been sending their children since long to secular public schools that corrupted the heart, mind and soul of the children. Their children had been unschooled, and parents had been homeschooling them with the help of independent teachers, tutors, and moral educators.

Nelson Mandela: A Product of Christian Madrasah
Nelson Mandela: A Product of Christian Madrasah
12 December 2013
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By SYED JAWED ANWAR Rolihlahla Mandela died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. He was the leader of global repute, and everyone on this planet who has some interest in news and current affairs knows Mr. Mandela well. Mr. Mandela was born in the land that was under the act “The Natives Land Act of 1913” that separated South Africa into areas in which either blacks or whites could own land. Blacks, constituting two-thirds of the population, were restricted to 7.5% of the land. Whites, making up o

Establish Masjid Schools Everywhere with Integrated Curriculum
Establish Masjid Schools Everywhere with Integrated Curriculum
08 November 2012
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SYED JAWED ANWAR History: THE Muslims’ system of Taleem wa Tarbiyah (education and training) has been continuously working since the advent of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.). In the beginning, as the people of Makkah started accepting and embracing Islam, they were admitted themselves in the Dar-e Arqam. (Dar: a house, a place, a school). Muhammad (s.a.w.) as the teacher and Messenger of God, the beacon of light of knowledge and wisdom, had been teaching and training them by himself. After migration from M

How to Start Home Schooling
How to Start Home Schooling
03 August 2012
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By ZOHRA SARWARI What Is Home Schooling? HOME SCHOOLING is simply schooling school aged children at home. Many people are choosing to home school their children today for many reasons. Some people believe that children should be taught at home and some people like the freedom that it gives the family to do other things and still teach the children to read and write. Home schooling has gotten more popular in recent years but it was used all the time in families long ago. Farmers that keep the kids home

Freedom from School: 10 Reasons  Why Families Homeschool
Freedom from School: 10 Reasons Why Families Homeschool
29 July 2012
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SHEHNAZ TOORAWA AS the new school year begins, more than 80,000 children in Canada and 2.5 million children in USA will not enter a school building. What motivates these parents who remove their children from the long-standing, and sometimes free, school system and educate their children themselves? Consider the ten reasons that follow. Many families choose to homeschool their children because they want to:

Qura'nic Concept of Education and Our Education System
Qura'nic Concept of Education and Our Education System
17 July 2012
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SYED JAWED ANWAR THE prevalent education system of the world (both of East and West) lowered the character of the people at the lowest and brought the world at its complete destruction. Human beings of the “modern world” are behaving worse than beasts. No other creature of the world ever harms its own flock. However, humans are ready to destroy and cleanse out their own races. There is something seriously faulty in the education system.

Renaissance of the Masjid-Madrasah
Renaissance of the Masjid-Madrasah
26 June 2012
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By QAZI DR. SHEIKH ABBAS BORHANY THE word Madrasah is an Arabi word, which has its origin from the word Mudarris, and this comes from the root word of Daras, which means to enlighten or to teach. Therefore, Madrasah is a place of learning, with a similar meaning to that of school. Particularly it is similar to the Church missionary school.

The Intellectual History and Education System in Muslim India
The Intellectual History and Education System in Muslim India
25 June 2012
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By JAWED ANWAR This is a series of columns for the understanding of the history of centuries old Madrasah and Islamic Education System in South Asian perspective published in Muslims Weekly, New York, USA in a series of the weekly Column “Personal Notes in 2004.”

Madrasah: The Intellectual History of Muslim India
Madrasah: The Intellectual History of Muslim India
25 June 2012
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This is a series of columns for the understanding of the history of centuries old Madrasah and Islamic Education System in South Asian perspective published in Muslims Weekly, New York, USA in a series of the weekly Column “Personal Notes in 2004.”

William Dalrymple: The Madrasas of Delhi
William Dalrymple: The Madrasas of Delhi
23 June 2012
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William Dalrymple COLONEL William Sleeman, famous for his suppression of the Thugs and a leading critic of the administration of the Indian courts, had to admit that the Madrasa education given in Delhi was something quite remarkable: "Perhaps there are few communities in the world among whom education is more generally diffused than among Muhammadans [Muslims] in India," he wrote on a visit to the Mughal capital.

Madrasa 2: The Priorities of Education
Madrasa 2: The Priorities of Education
23 June 2012
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JAWED ANWAR IF you think about Greece, your first thoughts are of its highly reputable philosophers. However, during the hey-day of these great thinkers, they were regarded as anything but philosophers. These philosophers had not received any respect from their nation.

Madrasa 1: The Purpose of Education
Madrasa 1: The Purpose of Education
23 June 2012
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JAWED ANWAR We, humankind, are the earthly viceroys of Allah. "And when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am about to place a viceroy in the earth (Al Quran-2: 30)." So if the viceroy is not well educated and highly knowledgeable and does not possess wisdom, what will happen to our governance on earth? So, as mentioned in Al Qur'an, everyone should be knowledgeable and educated.

Madrasa 7: The Education System
Madrasa 7: The Education System
22 June 2012
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JAWED ANWAR BEFORE the British occupation in South Asia, there were various types of Madrasahs readily available for students. There were the Arabic Madrasahs (specializing in deeni and religious education), Farsi Madrasahs (specializing in worldly education), and Mahajani Madrasahs (specializing in commerce).