Educating children

September 15th, 2011 @

Not all knowledge and information are equal. Education must be beneficial and comprehensive in that it will help us improve this world and help fellow human beings. That is why the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to pray “O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from the knowledge which does not benefit” (Sahih Muslim, Book 35, [...]

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Take charge of your learning

September 15th, 2011 @

Whenever I participate in career fairs, the most frequently asked question by high-school students is “How much money will I make as a medical doctor or engineer or lawyer?” For them, the main, if not the only, criterion of choosing a career is how much money one can earn. This way of thinking comes from [...]

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Education from an Islamic perspective

September 14th, 2011 @

The word “education” in Arabic is tarbiya which comes from the Arabic root words raba and rabba. Raba means to increase the physical size of things. Allah says “… and (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells and it [...]

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