Tag: EDUCATION

Good news for innovators

An engineering student from Walthamstow has been touted as a “future industry leader” after winning a national award for designing an app to help railway engineers. Fahad Rage writes for Islam21c to speak of his success and impart on some advice for aspiring Muslims across the world. First and foremost,

Education Featured Islamic Thought Latest Islamic Opinion Propagation 17 Min Read

Aspiring Minds: Empowering the Youth

  Mistaken identity – the need for Spiritual Development We find that the youth of today are in search of some “freedom” with the desire to live their “own lives.” The majority of youth are goalless, yet for Muslims our goals are all divinely inspired. Allāh says, “The goal of

10 Jewels in Seeking Knowledge

For many of us, this time of the year marks the beginning of the academic year. Below I have compiled 10 important points a student should strive to implement in the journey of seeking knowledge, outlining points of guidance and motivation for consistency and success inshāAllāh. Du’ā Make abundant, heartfelt

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Why I am against grammar schools

Meritocratic Society or Politics in Play? On the 12th of September 2016, PM Theresa May unveiled plans to lift the near 20-year ban introduced by Labour in 1998 against opening new grammar schools. Plans not initially present in the 2015 election manifesto, May’s idea has been met with considerable opposition

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Celebrity Fan Culture – has Islamic education become entertainment?

Education or Entertainment? Recently, a conversation that occurred between a group of practicing brothers and sisters, some of whom are considered students of knowledge, was brought to my attention. The conversation was regarding their earnest desire to attend a talk by a ‘particular’ visiting speaker. Now, in essence, there should

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The ‘Regulating Madrasas’ Bill: battered, bruised and bloodied, but not dead yet.

Madrasas can give a slight sigh of relief, for now, before taking a deep breath and wondering what the government will try next. The proposal for regulating “Out-of-school Education Settings” appears less likely to proceed as planned after the government received many thousands of replies to the consultation from piano

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Education: The Difference Between Freedom & Slavery

Frederick Douglass, the infamous runaway slave who became a strong orator of the abolitionist movement, highlights in his autobiography a moment during his youth when he lived with his master’s brother’s family. Frederick approached the mother of the house, Sophia Auld, and expressed his curiosity of “this mystery of reading,”

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Can Muslims be racist?

Can Muslims be racist? Ten years ago I worked a temporary job in a factory during the summer holidays from university. There I once met in passing a Pakistani gentleman who was to say something to me that I still remember to this day. When he learned during a conversation

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Apostasy: a ticking time bomb?

In the modern era the domination of the modern educational model has led to an increase in critical questioning and critical analysis. Everything can be and is questioned. With this frame of mind every notion, every idea and every concept can be rejected if unsupported by empirical evidence. Indeed such

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The need for guidance in an age of confusion

In the age of globalisation and mass media, the promotion and exchange of ideas has never been so easy. Whilst this can lead to a healthy growth in knowledge and wisdom, it can also add to more confusion, especially when falsehood is given a mouthpiece to espouse its views. In