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MyClassroom: "Save the Muslim Girl"
and again, young adult literature
depicts Muslim women and girls
in stereotypes of oppression
and victimization. Re-Thinking
Schools Magazine invites educators
to deconstruct these stereotypes
and to teach students a “more
complicated truth.” See the
the Muslim Girl"
with English Teachers
Burke, author of the English
Teacher's Companion created
this network for teachers
of English. The website is
a great tool for serious discussion,
feedback and support from
fellow teachers. Check it
Shamma Receives the ISNA Lifetime Achievement
By Meha Ahmad
Dining in a banquet hall at the Weston Hotel in Rosemont, surrounded by fellow educators and supporters, Sr. Shamma had no idea she was about to win the ISNA Lifetime Achievement Award for her years of service to Islamic education and curriculum development. When her name came on screen, she was shocked.
“I saw my name flash and it was me,” Shamma, who resides in Ohio, said. “And I thought, ‘None of my family is here.’” But to her surprise, they were. On stage to present their mother with the award was Shamma’s five children.. Read
When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Writer
Naazish Yar Khan
Rukhsna Khan herself is a cause for celebration. Not only is she talented mainstream writer, but because her stories are about Muslims and their causes, she provides young Muslims with characters they can identify with, and at the same time, offers non-Muslims a better understanding of their Ramadan observing, Jumaah praying, halal eating, hijab/ jilbab wearing neighbors.
Her stories range from heartbreaking—Roses in my Carpet—to the wacky—Silly Chicken and Ruler of the Courtyard. . Read
1001 Inventions and The Library of Secrets:
Award Winning Film
Every young Muslim needs a boost! In our media environment, Muslim youth are bombarded with negative messages about our faith and the history of our community. Its vital that they know about the heights of learning Muslims have achieved.
“1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets” is a short movie which introduces some of the greatest achievements of Islamic learning. It was made to accompany the 1001 Inventions touring exhibit which is currently at the Science Museum in London.
Watch & Read
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