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Du’as for Studying or Seeking Knowledge, and Taking Exams

March 3, 2012

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Du’as verified by Rafik Beekun and Ahmad Saad.  Please email me directly (via leaving a comment below for any additional request or suggestion) Last updated: March 21, 2012 Source: theislamicworkplace.com Seeking knowledge: 1. Du’as from the Qur’an for seeking and mastering knowledge: These ayats from the Qur’an are from: (i) Surah Taha (Chapter 20), verses […]

Want to improve your test scores? Close your laptops and pay attention to the lecture

February 6, 2012

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By Josh Fischman, Chronicle of Higher Education Professors increasingly frustrated by students who use laptops for non-class activities—like updating their Facebook pages—may be heartened by news from the University of Colorado at Boulder. A professor there has found that educating students about the negative effect that frivolous laptop use has on their performance reduces class […]

Defining Academic Freedom in the USA

December 22, 2010

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December 21, 2010 By Cary Nelson, Insidehighered.com Over the course of decades, a great many books, essays, and policies have been written and published about academic freedom. We have learned how to apply it to pedagogical, technological, cultural, and political realities that did not exist when the concept was first defined. Not only faculty members, […]

Courageous Afghan Girls Brave Taliban Terrorists To Get An Education

June 5, 2010

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English.aljazeera.net The Taliban has waged a violent campaign against girls who go to schools in their Afghan strongholds. A series of attacks against schools and female students have driven many girls to go underground to receive an education. In one attack in Kandahar in 2008, around 15 girls and teachers were sprayed with acid by […]

Governor signs repeal on teachers’ religious dress; ban will lift in July 2011

April 2, 2010

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By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian April 01, 2010, 1:08PM With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon’s ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. The ban won’t lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the delay is to […]

The Top 100 Universities in the World–No Muslim University Ranked

January 30, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun The three oldest universities in the world are Islamic universities: 859 Fes, Morocco University of Al-Karaouine Considered the oldest continuously-operating degree-granting university in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. 975 Cairo, Egypt Al-Azhar University A degree-granting jāmiʿah (“university” in Arabic) with individual faculties for a general college and […]

Pakistanis Fight Terrorists To Get Education

January 2, 2010

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Al Jazeera Pakistan’s government hailed its military campaign against Taliban fighters in the Swat valley as a great success. However, security forces remain on high alert with daily operations in the area. Daily life is still insecure and services, such as schools, have been disrupted by terrorist attacks and the destruction of buildings. Al Jazeera’s […]

War Against Poverty: Cash in Hand Program

December 29, 2009

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BBC NewsCash in Hand A two part series that explores a simple but controversial idea that cash hand-outs can lift people out of poverty. The idea is to encourage certain patterns of behaviour by giving poor families money in exchange for sending their children to school. The series begins with a Report on the example […]

Filling A Gap in Pakistan’s School System

November 24, 2009

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Amna Nawaz, NBC News KARACHI, Pakistan – No one is exactly sure how old Taimur Muslim is. A soft-spoken, lanky lad with a chipped front tooth and eyes undecided between green and gray, Taimur told me that school is his favorite part of the day, that he hates having to watch over his younger siblings […]

Obama’s Timely School Speech Stresses Student Responsibility

September 8, 2009

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A brilliant, down-to-earth speech from our President to our nation’s students. Speaking at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., President Barack Obama tells students about his schooling while urging them to work hard and commit to their education. This is the kind of speech Muslims need to hear from their leaders around the world given […]

Educational Challenges Facing the Ummah in the 21st Century

July 27, 2009

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Professor Rafik Beekun Although Islam encourages Muslims to acquire knowledge as assiduously as they can (please read the article excerpt below), the Muslim world is falling behind many other countries in education, and the data is not pretty.  This is an unfortunate turn of events in the knowledge economy because this increasing educational crisis condemns future generations […]

Inside Story: Arab Education System Failing

March 21, 2009

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Al Jazeera According to a new report from the World Bank, the quality of education in the Arab world is falling behind other regions and needs urgent reform. The report states that Arab countries need to make education their top priority in order to meet the needs of a young population and rapidly-expanding labour market. […]

Crisis in Palestine: Getting an education under fire

February 4, 2008

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Witness: Two schools in Nablus (Part 1) Witness: Two schools in Nablus (Part 2) Witness: Two schools in Nabulus (Part 3)