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Education

Madrasa 6: The Economy

Madrasa 6: The Economy

JAWED ANWAR WHEN Muslims ruled India, their government never established a separate education department and never appointed salaried teachers. Already established was a tradition where the kings, rulers, and affluent citizens had to establish educational institutions. This system was facilitated with the intention of thawab (as a deed to receive rewards in the life hereafter).

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 7: The Education System

Madrasa 7: The Education System

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).

22 Jun 2012
American Kids, Dumber than Dirt

American Kids, Dumber than Dirt

MARAK MORFORD Warning: The Next Generation Might Just Be the Biggest Pile of Idiots in U.S. History I HAVE this ongoing discussion with a longtime reader who also just so happens to be a longtime Oakland high school teacher, a wonderful guy who's seen generations of teens come and generations go and who has a delightful poetic sensibility and quirky outlook on his life and his family and his beloved teaching career.

22 Jun 2012
4 Reasons to Change the Way We Think About School

4 Reasons to Change the Way We Think About School

By MARY HICKCOX THE way in which we view education has a lot to do with our past; how we grew up, societal influences, and the way we were schooled ourselves. It is the legacy that we pass on to our children. Tragically, the current way our education system is engineered, it appears our children seem doomed to be unsuccessful.

15 Sep 2010
The Masjid-School Concept

The Masjid-School Concept

By CRISTINA (MARYAM) IGNAT DURING the early days of Islam – and when Islam started being strong, or “the Golden days of Islam” – the education system of the child was “complete” – right from the beginning. The role of the Masjid was to introduce the kids to Qur’an and Hadith (which is still being maintained in the madrasahs nowadays) – but also to provide necessary education to the potential students (children and adults) with the “dunia education (Math, Arabic, science, medicine, etc.

09 Apr 2010
Allama Shibli and Aligarh Movement

Allama Shibli and Aligarh Movement

By Prof. Ishtiyaq Ahmad Zilli Director Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy, Azamgarh (UP) India MUHAMMAD Shibli Nomani (1857-1914) more popularly known as Shibli Nomani or even simply as Shibli was born in a respected family of landed aristocracy in Bindawal, a village of Azamgarh district in eastern U.P. in 1857. Thus Shibli was born while the first war of independence was at its peak. Azamgarh and surrounding areas were particularly affected by its patriotic fervour.

21 Mar 2010
Our Traditional Educational Systems

Our Traditional Educational Systems

Asad Zaman N Orientalism, one of the most significant and influential books of the twentieth century, Edward Said describes how the European project of colonizing the rest of the world distorted all academic knowledge produced about the East (the Orient). The necessity of justifying and providing a moral basis for the loot and plunder of Asia, Africa and the Americas led to the invention of a large number of Western theories which made it impossible to achieve an objective understanding of the East.

27 Dec 2009