The Aims of Education

Syed Ali Ashraf (1925 – 1998) Former Vice-Chancellor, Darul Ihsan University (Dhaka, Bangladesh) and former Director of the Islamic Academy (Cambridge)

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“The aims and objectives of education can be stated after defining the difference between education and instruction. Education helps in the complete growth of an individual’s personality, whereas instruction merely trains an individual or a group in the efficient performance of some task. A human being may be a great general, an efficient carpenter or a first-class pilot, a lawyer, a mechanic or a pathologist, a renowned doctor, a chemical engineer or a chartered accountant, but still remain a semi-educated, ill-mannered, immoral, unrighteous or unjust person. Similarly, someone may be a very fine painter, a good poet; or possess a love of beauty which is highly delicate and sensitive, but may, at the same time, be cruel or brutal, or an untruthful, unsocial individual, who deliberately ignores his or her duty towards neighbours or even spouse and children. We can say that people who have specialized in certain educational fields are well-instructed individuals, but we cannot necessarily regard them as truly educated. On the other hand, someone who knows and performs his or her duty towards self, family, neighbours and humanity, and at the same time has acquired a basic knowledge about how to earn a livelihood honestly and live a decent life, should be called an educated person. Such a person may not have specialized in a particular field of knowledge, but lack of expertise does not automatically prevent him or her from being recognised as an excellent human being”. [you may continue to read from the above mentioned link]

When we shall decide to drop the intellectual approach and decide upon a humane approach, then surely education and instruction will connect and make sense altogether” – Ammaara Uddeen





Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 103

Verse By Verse Qur'an Study Circle

Baheerah, Sa’ibah, Waseelah and Haam

In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is negating the rituals that some people had innovated. He says,

مَا جَعَلَ اللَّهُ مِن بَحِيرَةٍ وَلاَ سَآئِبَةٍ وَلاَ وَصِيلَةٍ وَلاَ حَامٍ وَلَـكِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ يَفْتَرُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ الْكَذِبَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ لاَ يَعْقِلُونَ

“Allah has not instituted things like Baheerah or Sa’ibah or Waseelah or aHaam. But those who disbelieve invent lies against Allah, and most of them have no understanding.”

Baheerah was a female camel whose milk was spared for the idols and no one was allowed to milk it.

Sa’ibah was a female camel let loose for free pasture for the idols, and nothing was allowed to be carried on it.

Waseelah was a female camel set free for the idols because it had given birth to a she-camel in its first delivery and then another she-camel at its second delivery. They used to set such camel…

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Connection between halal food and your spiritual health

Islamic research has shown that there is a deep connection between the food you eat and your level of spirituality. Allah has willed us to be pure, that’s why He speaks greatly about halal and haram. The Glorious Qur’an speaks about food – good and bad. Read surah Al Maaidah verses 3 and 5.

“Prohibited to you are dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah , and [those animals] killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a head-long fall or by the goring of horns, and those from which a wild animal has eaten, except what you [are able to] slaughter [before its death], and those which are sacrificed on stone altars, and [prohibited is] that you seek decision through divining arrows. That is grave disobedience. This day those who disbelieve have despaired of [defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion. But whoever is forced by severe hunger with no inclination to sin – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful”.

Let’s see the list:
1. Animals already dead before zabah
2. Blood of animals [as we know some polytheists cook the blood. this is often served in wedding ceremonies etc, or they use the blood as sauce or they do not allow the blood to run out of the animal after it has been slaughtered.
3. Pork – pork is used in various ways. A person may be eating a veg soup but the base used is pig bones.
4. As you know human sacrifices as well as animal sacrifices existed since long. Animals are sacrificed for the idols or they are simply cooked with this intention. So, as believers [those who believe in One Creator] you should not contradict yourself in eating food that has been destined to gods and goddesses. If you meditate on this verse, you realize that the best food is the food cooked at home where you make your own dua, where you start in the name of Allah and you thank Allah for granting you this favour of eating what is pure.

The person who prepares the food must be spiritual and a believer in Allah. Besides, as Muslims we should stay away from anything that is doubtful and which does not bring peace to the heart and mind. Today sadly, even scholars are losing grounds on this issue. Many are debating on this issue. There is no need to debate. How can you use the money which Allah has so generously given to you, to choose unislamic restaurants and sit in a bizarre environment with your wife and children, where there are no angels, to eat food prepared by enemies of Allah to satisfy your stomach!!!! Muslims are eating at the polytheists, those who have given their souls to idols, who are considered najas by the glorious Qur’an.

Don’t jump to conclusions due to your ignorance!!!

Is this racism, communism or fanaticism to refuse the food cooked by polytheists, to go to their wedding dinners? The answer is no. Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] never sat with the polytheists to eat. It is protecting your Iman and your level of spirituality. Don’t allow close relationship with them so that you feel shy to refuse their invitation to eat. Don’t eat their festival food which are cooked for their gods. In verse 5 , Allah says: ” This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them.” There is a difference between the people of the book and the polytheists.Who are the people of the Book? Those who have received a Book before Islam. 🍉🍉🍉

The polytheists have NOT received any book from Allah. They have vowed their souls to idols and when you eat their food, you connect with them. Food has a direct affect on your soul, body and mind. It is about positive and negative energy transferred to your body, your soul and your brain. Your brain is affected because you have laa ilaha illallah within you and suddenly you are affecting it with the poison of life and shirk 🍏🍏🍏

Why do you buy halal food, say bismillah when you cook it, make dua after cooking it? Why? Why do you need to make such effort and violate it later on? And after such effort, you go and sit with friends at parties and eat food offered to idols, or cooked in the names of idols or cooked by idol worshippers whose houses are full of idols, who wear amulets, chains and bracelets and whose forehead is stained for the sake of their gods and goddesses? If you have the ability to reason, that’s a good point for you. 🍐🍐🍐 May Almighty Allah keep us safe from eating najas. And do not let the accursed shaytan trick you ever 🍇🍇🍇do sijdah, pray to Allah, ask Him to help you because this world is full of deception and soon you will stand in front of your Creator Allah.

From A Foetus To Ashes: My conversation with God.

How many people have fallen into the traps if this illusive world? Some have realised it while many are living their worldly lives to their fullest until angel israil (as) appears to them ..,,

From A Foetus To Ashes: My conversation with God.

“Verily We created man from a product of wet earth; then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging; then We fashioned the drop into a clot, then We fashioned the clot into a little lump, then We fashioned the little lump into bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it another creation. So blessed be Allāh, the Best of Creators!” [23:12-14]

As I kept evolving inside what is now known to me as a womb, I wondered where I was, in a place so comfortable with food coming in and warmth of the highest level, yet I always overheard a conversation between two individuals, as they kept getting anxious about my gender and how they would prepare for my arrival, I asked God to end their anxiety and tell them my gender, upon which…

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Question: Why are the kafir considered Najis?

This is an interesting and rare article which needs to be read and reflected upon. Sadly,many Muslims are more interested in feeding their stomach rather than protecting their souls by eating the right and pure food

Qn: Why are the kafir considered Najis? (I have never asked for nor heard of a reason, but after being asked. I thought I’d ask the learned)
-Isn’t considering someone najis because of their belief, similar to racism?
–Islam is all about equality, unity and brotherhood, why such a law – that we cannot eat their food or that they are najis?

Definition of Kafir: someone who conceals (rejects) the truth – kufr is the opposite of Imaan.

 Definition of Najis: something or someone who is impure. Najasah is the opposite of Tahara.

 Racism by definition entails discrimination and unjust behaviour towards a certain individual or groups of individuals.

A kafir is termed is impure because they tend to reject the existence of A God despite all the rational proof that is available to him.

By terming a kafir as najis, this is not similar to racism, because the…

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Allah has elevated his name forever- Muhammad [pbuh] the last and final messenger

Muhammad [peace and blessings be upon his noble name]

Many orientalists have tried to debase his name by writing it in different ways

Many ignorant Muslims have followed this trend by writing his name anyhow

One important question: you reader, you have a name written on your birth certificate. Does this name change when you are in France, England or China? Or is it written in the same way wherever you go? If your name, once recorded on your birth certificate does not change, WHY DO YOU CHANGE THE NAME OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD [pbuh]

mohamet, mahomet, mohammed, mahomed, muhammet……these are not his name!!! These have been whispered to you by the shayatin

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So, here the dwamma is written as MU [pronouncing mou]


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Our Muslim community must learn more about love

Muslims are one single brotherhood. Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] organised the ummah by spreading love. Love is at the onset of organisation, structure and the basis of success.

Islam is about love

Islam is about sharing

Islam is about good relationship

Islam is about being generous

Islam is about giving, so give sadaqah on a regular basis

Islam is about being polite

There is something more,

Islam is not just being polite, generous, good to other Muslims only

Islam is for whole humanity

Everybody wants peace….so let us share peace with everyone

Have a blessed day to you all

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The beautiful creation of Allah, you should watch it

If you are affected in your life in a strange way and you want to get out of it….read this article which can enlighten things


Allah SWT tell us:

“If Allah touch thee with affliction none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness He hath power over all things.”

Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 17


“And put your trust in Allah Alone; and enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.”

Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 3



This is a rare video giving us insights into how the issue of black magic is being addressed in Saudi Arabia. There are many lessons to draw from this video. How many lessons can you take? Watch the video, then click on the box below it to see some of the key lessons we highlighted.



I find this interesting while surfing on the internet:

Tips for tourists to travel safely in Mauritius

Mauritius is coined as a paradise on earth. Well, we cannot compare an island with paradise, that’s true. What we mean is that Mauritius is a place you cannot deny for its natural beauty, its climate and its peace.

I have personally travelled in many countries. I have travelled in Europe, Asia, middle East, Africa …..I love travelling, meeting people, discovering new places. well, I can tell you that when I reach home, I say to myself: there is no place where people can be better off than Mauritius! You may say: “home sweet home”. No, it is not about that. Mauritius has the chance to be far from all the super stress of big countries where people are super angry, super nasty, super racist, super bad….

Let’s rationalize there are good and bad people. The percentage is still low in Mauritius and Mauritian people normally like tourists. This has always been the case with the locals. They respect tourists, they are very helpful, enthusiastic and happy to see them.

Travel safe

Mauritius is a safe place for tourists and of course, this does not mean that tourists should not take any precautions especially when walking in a crowd or in the bazaar…pickpockets are everywhere because the rate of poverty has increased. There are many drug addicts among the youth, both men and women. So, to avoid any bad surprises, tourists should use main roads, well frequented paths rather than deserted lanes or roads. They should avoid beaches where they are all alone. They should not stay at the seaside till dark. It is preferable to go to the beaches on Saturdays and Sundays where they can enjoy the presence of the locals and other tourists. They  should not fall into the  traps of honey-like people who try to win their hearts in order to steal them, rob them or simply cheat.

When tourists come to Mauritius, it is normal that they feel they are in a dream because Mauritius is a romantic place with lots of ‘greenries’, flowers, fruits, different cultures and different religions living in harmony. Everything looks so bright and romantic, yet reality is reality. When people are poor, have vices, are drug addicts…they need money, so what they do? they need to sell their articles, they need to rob, they lie, they pretend, they cheat….

If the prices are not affixed, they will double or treble the price. If an ice-cream costs Rs 35 they may tell you [example] Rs 200. If an apple costs Rs 10. they will tell you [example] it is Rs50.

Doing jogging or footing in deserted regions, that’s looking for trouble. There are many bushes, plantations bordering the roads, so please avoid being lonely on these roads because you can expect anything. Cycling alone also is not recommended.

Many locals like white skinned people [it is a fact] and they are attracted by these women who do not know the realities of Mauritius. As tourists are often attracted by the locals, so do the locals. Opposite attracts. But beware, when men see half-naked women on the beach, their intention can change into a nasty one!!! To avoid unnecessary problems, stay in groups. Mauritian people are conservative people, too much familiarity towards the opposite sex may be taken as an invitation….

Besides, people are free in Mauritius and live peacefully. There is no such thing as media exposure who stereotype people from different communities and religions.

Whatever your religion, you are most welcome and this is a great thing! I know many tourists who come on a regularly basis and say: “I feel home. When I come to Mauritius, I don’t want to hear anything about the international media because they stress us, bring fear to our heart and mind. We just want to enjoy the sun, the beautiful beaches, the mountains, the food, the shopping and  people’s friendliness and natural smiles”

Whether you wear a burqah, a jilbab or a hijab, nobody will threaten you as they do in some countries and this is the most fabulous thing: to live and let live


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