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Towards achieving Social Justice

Gauteng Muslim Shurah Council (GMSC)

Sha'ban 05, 14362015-05-23

The Gauteng Muslim Shurah Council (GMSC) wishes to extend an invitation to take in an interactive inaugural Conference on ‘Social Justice’ which will Inshallah be held in Daveyton.

Letters To The Editor

Saga of Malala Yousufzai

Zahid Khan

Muharram 17, 14342012-12-01

Malala Yousufzai has been turned into a poster child for a nefarious agenda.

News & Analysis

Minerals’ discovery may intensify Afghan misery

Zia Sarhadi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14312010-06-01

Informed observers wonder about the timing of the announcement. The US Geological Survey had known about these deposits as early as 2004 although until now this was a closely guarded secret known only to a few in the US​...

Book Review

Environmental crisis highlights the west's culture of denial

Yusuf Progler

Ramadan 12, 14302009-09-02


Special Reports

Moves to ‘reform’ education provide opportunity to escape Western-style factory schooling

Yusuf Al-Khabbaz

Ramadan 11, 14302009-09-01

Educationists in the West are presently in the middle of a intense debate about purpose and means of providing education. YUSUF AL-KHABBAZ argues that this provides an opportunity for Muslims...

Special Reports

Understanding the root causes of problems in Pakistan

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 08, 14302009-06-01

For a state and society to function smoothly, some basic services must be provided to its citizens: security, decent education, access to healthcare, prospects of a reasonable job and sound economy. Participation in the political process as well as justice are other important considerations for peace and tranquility.

Occasional Paper

Schooled to Order: Education and the Making of Modern Egypt

Yusuf Progler

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14282008-01-01

They opened fire with cannons and bombs on the houses and quarters, aiming specially at the mosque, firing at it with those bombs. They also fired at suspected places bordering the mosque, such as the market. And they trod in the mosque with their shoes, carrying swords and rifles. Then they scattered in its courtyard and its main praying area and tied their horses to the prayer niche They ravaged the students' quarters and ponds, smashing the lamps and chandeliers and breaking up the bookcases of the students and the scribes.

‘Education for Change’ - Live Dialogue

Yusuf Progler

Jumada' al-Ula' 20, 14262005-06-27

I would recommend exploring the work being done around turning schools into something more like community centers, that would be open all year round, and in the evening and on weekends, providing a range of services not just for children but with community needs in mind. This is a way of keeping the system intact but redistributing the money and power among those who the system is supposed to serve, not just distant and detached bureaucrats, politicians and business men.


Neo-liberalism and education

Yusuf Al-Khabbaz

Rabi' al-Awwal 22, 14262005-05-01

Education is a central part of the West’s agenda for re-shaping the Muslim world along its own lines. As such, it plays a prominent role in the many institution as and programs by which the West aims to persuade Muslims to acquiese to their own Westernization, writes YUSUF AL-KHABBAZ.

‘What Are Schools For?’ - Live Dialogue

Yusuf Progler

Safar 11, 14262005-03-21

The quality of the school will depend on the quality of the community it serves. But the majority of them are just cesspools. There’s no way your children can go to these, without getting ‘soiled’, not to mention that it could even be very dangerous for them.

Occasional Paper

The Failures and Limitations of Modern Schooling

Yusuf Progler

Safar 03, 14262005-03-13

By the late 20th century, the recognition emerged that this system had largely run its course or that it was becoming obsolete and in need of some sort of reform. The main benefactors of this aging system—America, Europe, and Japan—fought each other in horrifically violent wars, which were called “world wars” because they involved the colonial spheres of influence of those powers, and which spanned the entire planet.

Special Reports

The misdirected goals of textbook revision

Yusuf Al-Khabbaz

Ramadan 18, 14252004-02-01

​Among the topics discussed at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting in Kuwait in December was that of textbook revision...

'Islam and Modern Schooling' - Live Dialogue

Yusuf Progler

Ramadan 14, 14242003-11-09

Schooling is a relatively new phenomenon in human history, really only extant for about a century in most of the world, less in some places and more in others, but relatively new. It is an institutional response to several social needs, such as the need for social order, the need for acquiring marketable skills, the need for passing down one or another state ideology or identity.

Book Review

Damning critique of role and nature of schooling in modern Western societies

Yusuf Al-Khabbaz

Dhu al-Qa'dah 17, 14362003-09-01

Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich. Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd., London, 2002 (first published in 1971 by Calder and Boyars). Pp. 116. Pbk. £8.95.

Occasional Paper

Modern University Challenged

Yusuf Progler

Safar 18, 14232002-10-01

This paper begins by reviewing the history of modern universities, noting their changes in terms of societal demands and the availability of funding and with an eye toward understanding their different roles and new outcomes. Based on this understanding, the paper then raises questions about the relevance of curricula to the needs and concerns of our students, communities and societies.

'Education for Decolonization and Rejuvenation' - Live Dialogue

Yusuf Progler

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14232002-05-22

There is an effort afoot all over the world to "reform" education. The overall message is "west knows best, we lead and you follow." More specifically, practically everyone in the West has realized that the old factory schooling system they have been using for a hundred years is obsolete intellectually. Socially, the move away from government to corporate control calls for privatization.

Book Review

Developing alternatives to the western pattern of “modern” education

Yusuf Al-Khabbaz

Rajab 29, 14222001-10-16


Book Review

Ecological and cultural consequences of computer-mediated lifestyles

Yahya Asmar

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14222001-07-16

Let Them Eat Data: How Computers Affect Education, Cultural Diversity, and the Prospects of Ecological Sustainability

Islamic Movement

Scourge of decadent secularism spreading fast in Pakistani educational institutions

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14222001-07-16

The scourge of secularization is spreading so rapidly in Pakistan that Islam, the Qur’an and hadith are now openly ridiculed in educational institutions, in open disregard of the feelings of Pakistan’s overwhelming majority or the consequences of such actions.

Book Review

Towards defining western research on indigenous knowledge

Yusuf Progler

Rabi' al-Awwal 12, 14391999-12-01

Among the western civilization's more dubious claims is that western man possesses the ability to define and delimit all knowledge. While colonization used murder and bribery to great effect, a lasting impact of the western incursion is in the area of epistemology, the nature of knowledge.

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