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Bridging Islamic learning into Modernity

Islam and modernityWise words…

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Aspirations worth striving for.

To bridge (traditional) Islamic knowledge and learning into modernity (that is to say, with the questions raised by Western academics and culture).

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On Education, Philosophy and Science in Our World (Truth 5 of 5)

This is a MUST LISTEN lecture – probably one of Hamza Yusuf’s best.

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Western Literature for the Muslim; Islamic Literature for the West

An Introduction to Approaching a Tradition

When reading Western literature as a Muslim born to the West how should I respond? Surely one would respond to literature in the same way whether it were Western, Eastern, Northern or Southern. No?

Well actually, Western literature has a special significance (as opposed to most of the other ‘types’ indicated above). This is due to how Continue reading

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The Problem with Modern Schooling

This slideshow has been prepared to paraphrase the key ideas from John Taylor Gatto’s book “Dumbing us Down” about mainstream education. This will be useful for the inquisitive individual, parents and anyone in the field of education:

Problem with Modern Schooling

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On Muslim Schooling

Putting aside the controversy of ‘if there should be Muslim schools at all’, what should the role of a Muslim school in Britain be?

Well, it can’t be a run-of-the-mill kind of Muslim school. It has to be able to effectively tackle the obstacles facing contemporary society and be a powerhouse in bringing something vibrant and beneficial for society as a whole – as well as for the students themselves.

A British Muslim School

1. It needs to be a school that deals proactively with the following: Continue reading

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