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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Islamic schools flourish to meet demand

Islamic schools flourish to meet demand ADemand for Islamic education in England is growing fast and schools – official and unofficial – are springing up to meet it. Now some local authorities are concerned that there is insufficient regulation At about eight o’clock on a dull autumnal morning, a mother is preparing breakfast for her young son in the kitchen ... Read More »

Education overhaul? Make Islamic studies must-pass subject, PAS tells PM

Education overhaul? Make Islamic studies must-pass subject, PAS tells PM KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 — PAS has urged Putrajaya today to make it compulsory for students to pass Islamic and moral studies, after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the national education system needed a revamp. The Islamist party’s information chief Nasruddin Hassan said this would help Putrajaya tackle ... Read More »

Education Ministry: Islamic Education will help students master basics of religion

Education Ministry: Islamic Education will help students master basics of religion   PUTRAJAYA: The practical activities contained in the Islamic Education subject will provide students with a better understanding of Islam and help them be good Muslims, said the Education Ministry today. The ministry also said the subject, through proper teaching and sessions, will help students understand the basics of ... Read More »

Muslim American educators driving change in the classroom, across the country

Muslim American educators driving change in the classroom, across the country Nagla Bedir and Luma Hasan, both social studies teachers in New Jersey, co-founded Teaching While Muslim to help address some of the challenges and frustrations they experienced as students growing up as Muslim Americans. Trying to articulate a complex identity when faced with peers and educators who have a ... Read More »

This Is How Islam Rose from Rwanda Ashes

For thousands of people in Rwanda, the sight of Muslims taking people inside mosques to protect them during genocide was the moment they decided to convert to Islam. “I was a Catholic pastor before genocide,” Matabaro Sulaiman told TRT World. When the genocide in Rwanda began in 1994, the 49-year-old suffered a crisis of faith watching the churches, in which he ... Read More »

Calgary Launches First Anti-Hate Task Force

Dozens of Calgarians of different religious, racial, and cultural backgrounds have come together to launch the city’s first anti-hate task force, Global News reported. “Coming together is for our children our community,” Mukarram Zaidi with the Think for Action think tank said. “If we want to live together, we have to respect and love. We have to respect each other‘s culture and ... Read More »

Fiji’s Largest Mosque Opens in Lautoka

LAUTOKA – In the Melanesian Pacific region just to the northeast of New Zealand, Fijian Muslims celebrated on April 6 the opening of Fiji’s largest mosque in the island nation’s second biggest city, Lautoka, FBC News reported. “By having a Masjid like this, the young generation is brought to the Masjid and because of that they are taught the good things,” organizing ... Read More »

Muslim Youth Embrace Islamic Pride in Houston

Assalam Regards At his Houston-area high school, 17-year-old Mohamad Alwan is one of the students spreading the word about the newly formed Muslim Student Association (MSA). The new group, which was only formed this school year, boasts about 30 Muslim students and even a sprinkling of non-Muslims. “We (Muslims) can’t hide in the shadows,” Mohamad, a junior, told AboutIslam.net. “We have to ... Read More »

NEW ZEALAND ATTACK New Zealand gun lobby backs ban after Christchurch mosques attack

New Zealand will crack down on firearms ownership this week after the Christchurch mosques massacre that killed 50 people. In stark contrast to the United States, where even the most minor curbs on gun ownership meet ferocious opposition led by the National Rifle Association, New Zealand gun owners agree action is needed. “We want to support our government in any changes to prevent ... Read More »