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Educating British Muslim Children at Home

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SHAFAQNA- Hannah Smith is the Co Founder of fledgling Think Tank–Initiative For Muslim Community Development and is its Director of Research.She holds a 1st class undergraduate MSci degree in Geophysics from Imperial College London, a Master…

Islam & the West - Enjoining the Good and Forbidding Evil

SHAFAQNA - The concept of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil is a fundamental aspect of Islam, and yet it is a controversial topic, particularly for Muslims living in the West. With the increased acceptance of liberal ideology and…

Irem Mumtaz, a mother from Birmingham, UK, explains why she has chosen to home educate her two children

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SHAFAQNA - Irem Mumtaz lives in Birmingham with her husband and two children aged two and four. Instead of sending her children to school, she has decided to educate them at home as part of a growing movement of “home educators”. Irem previously…

Over 57,000 students graduated from Jamiat al-Zahra: Iranian cleric

SHAFAQNA - Hujjat al-Islam Madani asserted that more than 50 thousand Iranians as well as 7000 foreign students have so far graduated from Jamiat al-Zahra University in Qom. Head of Jamiat al-Azahra (sa) Islamic University Hujjat al-Islam…

Students in Syria’s Besieged Towns Continue to Receive Education

SHAFAQNA - Syrian students in Foua and Kefraya are attending classes despite food shortages in the two towns and incessant shelling by Takfiri terrorists. According to Tasnim dispatches, hundreds of students in Foua and Kefraya continue…

Book fair launched in holy city of Najaf

SHAFAQNA - The 9th edition of Najaf international book fair got underway in the Iraqi holy city on Thursday. The Tousi courtyard of the holy mausoleum of Imam Ali (AS) is hosting the event, which will run until Sunday, March 19. A number…

Uganda: Education Is the Biggest Gap Between Muslims, Christians

SHAFAQNA - Ugandan media has devised ways of getting the most out of readers whenever results of national examinations are released. This year, the most innovative was possibly The New Vision newspaper of Jan. 24. Under the rather ambiguous…

Importance of Education

SHAFAQNA- The first and foremost condition for the vitality of a nation is acquisition of knowledge. In view of this Islam has encouraged the people very much to acquire knowledge and science. As a matter of fact it has made it obligatory for…

Saudi Education Reform: Bin Salman’s Risky Option

SHAFAQNA - On May 7th, the Saudi royal court released 52 royal decrees that would be consistent with the Saudi Vision 2030 declared on April 25th by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The 48th decree released by the Saudi royal court…

Parents opting for private schools over sex-ed curriculum

SHAFAQNA- There’s been an explosion of private religious schools opening in this province since the implementation of the new sex-ed curriculum in September of last year. According to numbers obtained from the ministry of education, 127…

Education And Technology: Trends That Will Change Learning

SHAFAQNA- Education is evolving along with technology. Students have more tools available for their academic goals nowadays. Gadgets like the Apple Macbook Pro 2016 and the Google Pixel phone are helping college students. Both educators…

Grand Ayatollah Safi speaks on the importance of education, and knowledge

SHAFAQNA - Speaking on the significance of education, Grand Iranian Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani, said, "Islam is the religion that has advised people to acquire knowledge and educate themselves more than any other religion," he…

Spectre of hunger keeps Syrian refugee children out of school

SHAFAQNA - With just 60 days to go before the start of the new school year, hundreds of thousands of Syrian parents are faced with the stark choice of whether to feed their children or send them to school, experts said on Wednesday. Nearly…

Broken Promises for Syria’s Children

SHAFAQNA - If you ever lose faith in the power of hope, not to mention the importance of never giving up, remind yourself of the story of Mohammed Kosha. A 16-year-old Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, Mohammed has overcome obstacles that most…

No school for Syrian refugees in lebanon

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SHAFAQNA - More than half of the nearly 500,000 school-age Syrian children registered in Lebanon are not enrolled in formal education. Although Lebanon, which is hosting 1.1 million registered Syrian refugees, has allowed Syrian children to…

Shia school in US distinguishes itself over academic achievements - Award

SHAFAQNA - Students from Al-Hadi School - a Shia Muslim majority school based in Houston, Texas, won a rather prestigious award this February as it was presented with 1st place for the Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Houston. The…

Pre-Hawza program in Glasgow offered by Al-Huda Islamic Centre

SHAFAQNA - The Hawza Ilmiyya of England is an Islamic seminary for the traditional learning of the Islamic disciplines, situated in London, UK. Originally founded in 1997, the Hawza represents an essential medium to train scholars and…

Ofsted chief's veil comments upset Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Muslim leaders in the West and a teachers' union have hit back at "threats" by education regulator Ofsted to downgrade schools which allow pupils to wear full veils to classes. Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw wrote to schools…

Shiite Scholar: Quranic Colleges to Be Established in Germany, Belgium

SHAFAQNA -  An official with Iran’s Quranic Sciences and Teachings University said required permissions to set up a Quranic college in Germany have been issued. Hojat-ol-Islam Seyed Mohammad Naqib, a deputy of the university, said there…

Taliban targeting of girls school in eastern province stands against Islamic tradition

SHAFAQNA - At least three schoolgirls have lost their lives and eight others sustained injuries in a mortar attack by the Taliban militant group in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost. The Afghan Ministry of Education announced in…

‘Islam does believe in education’, Malala tells UAE audience

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SHAFAQNA - Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Laureate and the global face of the fight to ensure girls’ rights to education, was in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night ahead of a UAE preview of the inspirational film He Named Me Malala. “My basic…

Identity: Challenge and Solutions - Dr Rebecca Masterton

SHAFAQNA - Courtesy of the Islamic Center of England  

He named me Malala - The message behind the campaign

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SHAFAQNA - Stand #withMalala is a 12-month social action and advocacy campaign that will accompany the release of HE NAMED ME MALALA. Through audience engagement with global and in-country calls to action, the campaign aims to raise mass awareness,…