Co-Editor: Sara Mujahid
Managing Editor: Taha Ghayyur
Idris Ali, Dr.
Bambade Abdullah, Dr.
Vision's Board of Directors
Abdul Malik Mujahid, President
Muhammad Khalid Riaz, Md. Secretary
Taufiq Ahmad, Treasurer
Muhammad Fuad Lashkarwala, Director
Janaan Hashim, Director
Hanna El-Amin, Director
Education Forum on April 2nd-4th
11th Annual ISNA Education
Forum will be held April 2nd-4th
in Chicago. This year's theme
to College: Empowering Muslim
Students to Color a Brighter
forum is a a great opportunity
to hear from educators at
the forefront of Islamic education,
and to network and exchange
ideas with fellow teachers. Read
Muslim Students for Success
by Abdul Malik Mujahid
you're attending the ISNA
Education forum, check out
the presentation by Sound
Vision's president, Abdul
Malik Mujahid entitled “Preparing
Muslim students for success
in a diverse America and a
globalized world” on April
3, 2010, at 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.
greatest shortages of teachers
are in the South and the West.
Math and Science teachers,
are in high demand specially
in low income areas (Source: www.kelloggforum.org)
enrollment has leveled off,
though high school enrollment
will continue to rise.
The greatest demand is for
special education teachers
How You Can Inspire Excellence In Education
By Dr. Abdalla Idris
Ali & Sara Mujahid
is the highest act of worship to Allah. Imagine
leading life as if we were seeing Allah moment
to moment. How well would our time be spent?
What heights would we reach?
is the essence of excellence which we must
teach our students and which we must strive
to inspire in them.
idea of excellence in education is thrown
about so frequently, specially by politicians,
that it has become a meaningless abstraction
for some. However, the idea of ihsan is powerful,
and the definition of ihsan, as explained
by the Prophet is clear and applicable.
Of Weekend Schools And Some Solutions
working on a solution to one of the most important
challenges of being Muslim in America: educating
Despite the best intentions, our present Weekend
School (Sunday School) classes
are inadequate for a variety of reasons and
our biggest problems remain- what do we teach
and how do we go about it?
We want our next generation to be well-balanced,
knowledgeable Muslim adults, who can positively
connect with society at large. Read
Ways To Bring Alive The Story Of Ants In Your
Dr. Abdalla Idris Ali
a third of the content of the Quran can be
classified as narratives. These include stories
of the prophets and people of the past. One
such story is the story of Prophet Suleiman
(Solomon) and the incident of the ants as
related in chapter 27, an-Namal, the Ants.
Suleiman was given
by Allah a special gift of understanding the
speech of animals. These verses also invite
our attention the miracle of the ants.
explore creative ways to teach this story
to your kids and your classroom. Read
What My Students Gained From The Black History
By Saba Syed
a teacher of English literature in an Islamic
school, I too used month of February to
recognize Black American authors. My colleague
and I chose to have our students read and
study The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
I did, however, have some students who questioned
the purpose of acknowledging Black Americans.
The underlying question was, why highlight
the Blacks only, while we, as Muslims were
For those students, and others, my answer
was simple, ‘we need to understand their
struggle to fight our own.’ In addition,
as minorities, we have lessons in the civil
rights struggle as well as deep connection
with those who fought for this society to
become open and more tolerant. Read
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