What if we could direct our tax dollars to a school of our choice? What if we could use our tax dollars towards tuition for our children in Muslim schools? And yes we can-through the educational choice program.
It is unfortunately true to say that most kids who graduate from an Islamic school in North America cannot understand Quranic Arabic. And this is after years of study. But do they know what they are reading? And do we care?
Islamic schools have a number of characteristics that differ from public or non-Muslim private schools. Here are a list of some of the major differences, along with an appeal to Muslim parents to enroll their children in Islamic schools.
As concerned Muslim parents, we - not the schools - have the ultimate responsibility for our children's education, and we cannot afford to abdicate this responsibility. With this in mind, there are several things we can do to protect our children against false information.
Public schools offer Muslims a unique opportunity to share information about Islam with teachers and students not familiar with our faith. Here are ways to do that effectively through standard practices and projects in most school systems.
The atmosphere of the classroom has much to do with student behavior. A teacher has to do his or her utmost to be able to manage any type of behavior that will lead to a loss of learning and focus among students. These are some ways to manage misbehavior in the classroom.
Parents often have very high academic and specific career expectations for their children, which some children cannot live up to. This causes unnecessary friction in the parent-child relationship. This is some Islamic advice for parents that offers a broader understanding.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.