Muslim Schools

Fund Raising Dinners & Similar Events – In the light of Islamic Shariah

Fund Raising Dinners & Similar Events In the light of Islamic Shariah NO to fund-raising dinners! The reasons why…   “Poor excluded” 1. The poor are excluded. Many cannot afford it. It is an exclusive affair for the rich and wealthy people. The poor are debarred from attending such functions because they may not be(…)

Guidelines for Governors of Muslim Schools

Guidelines for Governors of Muslim Schools   1. Governorship is an Amanah. The Quran speaks about the concept of Amanah as a great responsibility. This Amanah must be respected.   2. The Niyyah for being a governor must be pure and noble. The object should not be to seek name, fame or glory. The position(…)

PROBLEMS FACED BY MUSLIM SCHOOLS

PROBLEMS FACED BY MUSLIM SCHOOLS by Mufti Zubair Bayat, South Africa   STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM   The problem faced by some, in fact most Muslim Schools today, is the absence of a true Islamic atmosphere and spirit at these schools. As a result of this, pupils, the end-products of these schools, seem to lack(…)

SECULAR EDUCATION: ITS TERRIBLE AFTER-EFFECTS

SECULAR EDUCATION: ITS TERRIBLE AFTER-EFFECTS by: Mufti Zubair Bayat   (Secular education without correct Islamic orientation and education, especially in a kufr educational institution is destructive to Imaan and Deen in the extreme. Generally the people that go through this system cannot escape the effects of this system. It is for this reason that our(…)

HOW MUSLIM SCHOOLS CAN BECOME DYNAMIC INSTITUTIONS

HOW MUSLIM SCHOOLS CAN BECOME DYNAMIC INSTITUTIONS   by Mufti Z.Bayat   MUSLIM SCHOOLS ARE HERE TO STAY AND SERVE “A strong, powerful Mu’min is better and more beloved to Allah than a weak Mu’min” – Hadith. This Hadith encapsulates the ideal goal and vision of a Muslim School in a nutshell. The scope of(…)

Are Muslim Schools failing their students?

Are Muslim Schools failing their students? Mufti Zubair Bayat   If Muslims schools are unable to prepare their students in the mould that is shaped by Allah,then they have ‘failed’ their students, even though they may produce a hundred percent pass rate! The first purpose of Muslim Schools must be to produce good Muslims and(…)

SEX EDUCATION

SEX EDUCATION Islam vs The West   For a successful existence on earth, all human beings are in dire need of guidance for every action and movement of their lives. A brief study of all the “isms” and religions of the world will reveal that Islam is the only system of life that has provided guidance for(…)

Little Islands In The Midst Of Stormy Oceans

Little Islands In The Midst Of Stormy Oceans     Muslim Schools are complex institutions, comprising many dimensions and facets. From the members of the Boards of Governors, the management, the staff, the pupils and parents, Muslim Schools are institutions that incorporate all strata and shades of people from the community. Unlike other Islamic educational(…)

READING: The Lost Legacy of Muslims!

READING: The Lost Legacy of Muslims!   Books ‐ Windows of the mind   “Books are to the mind what windows are to a home!” Imagine living in a home with no windows. How dark, how stale, how dreary! Windows bring light to a home. Windows bring in crisp air to a stale room. Windows(…)

Methods of fund-raising for Islamic causes

Methods of fund-raising for Islamic causes by Mufti Zubair Bayat   Dear Mufti Sahib   As-Salaamu-alaikum   Q. Could you please guide us on the method of raising funds for Islamic projects in present times. Are activities such as fund-raising dinners, fun walks, etc. acceptable?   A. For guidance in this matter, we turn to(…)

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