Aslom Ullah

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What is Islam’s View on Higher Learning?

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Introduction UCAS. The word alone reminds many of us of the numerous drafts of Personal Statements, and of the very challenging University interviews we undertook. In the second year of a student’s A-Levels, much time is spent on the UCAS (University College Application System) Application form, as well as on preparing for University interviews. Despite the rise in fees, the number of applicants seems to rise every year, with Mary Curnock Cook, the Chief Executive of UCAS recently stating that ‘it is expected that around 65,000 individuals will apply for entry in 2012.’ It is perhaps for this reason that

What is an Islamic Education? The Shaping of Tomorrow’s Vicegerents Today

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Introduction Quite a few years ago, the Training and Development Agency (TDA) launched a campaign to recruit new teachers into the profession with the slogan, ‘those who can, teach’. Teaching pedagogy confirms that the concept of teaching itself is inextricably linked with that of learning. Both concepts are closely associated with the process of reading-one of the primary means through which learning and teaching occur. Allah commanded His Messenger in the first verse to be revealed, to ‘Read! In the Name of thy Lord and Cherisher Who Created’. The word ‘Iqra’ literally means to ‘read’ or ‘recite’. The object of

The Levels Of Tawakkul: Trust and Reliance on Allah

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All praise is due to Allāh and may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon the Seal of the Prophets, Muḥammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). The basis for this paper is the concept of Tawakkul, its levels and its benefits. Tawakkul itself translates as ‘trust and reliance’ which means that, in a way, it is quite dualistic and has two different facets which are not independent of each other, but are interlinked. The āyah which first comes to mind when we think of Tawakkul (or trust and reliance in Allāh) is, ‘And He will provide him from he could