US Muslims turning to home schooling to instil Islamic values
Trying to shield their siblings against teachings that run contrary to their Islamic beliefs, US Muslim families are turning to “home-schooling” to instill their religious and family values in their children. “Discussion with home-school leaders across the nation indicates that the number of Muslims in home-schooling is expanding relatively quickly, compared with other groups,” Britain D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute told The Washington Times on Wednesday, February 22.
Legacy of great Muslim women leaders of the past needed today
Muslim women are steeped in stubborn stereotypes as meek, oppressed and in need of rescue. Recurring images beamed into our homes and phones from abroad of Muslim women being denied access to education, the ability to drive or even the right to cast a vote or run for political office only serve to reinforce such widely held misconceptions; examples of empowered Muslim women (particularly those donning the hijab) living here or overseas seldom enjoy the same quality air time. As such, our views remain skewed on the subject.
Israeli officials say they won’t warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill.
A guide for first year Muslim University students in Australia that others will also find useful. Starting university can be a very stressful time for students making the transition from high school. This is sometimes made more difficult for Muslim students who would also be concerned about other issues such as finding Muslim friends, Halal food and Prayer areas.Everything the young Muslim student needs to know about starting university for the first time. Produced by MSA (Muslim Students Association), Australia.