With the re-opening of mainstream schools in the UK, many Madrassah leaders have enquired if supplementary schools will be allowed to open in the near future. The Department for Education has set out its current position regarding Out-of-School Settings, which includes Madrassahs, Maktabs and other part-time educational settings. Dear Out of School Setting Managers, To [...]
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Survey of 26,000 teachers finds children 'naturally moved towards other children and staff, even in small classes' A new survey of over 26,000 teachers reveals that many fear it is impossible to apply social distancing with younger pupils and those who have complex additional needs. The survey also shows the long hours school staff have been working and the many [...]
Children missing out on school identified as those whose mental health has suffered An Oxfordshire psychiatrist has warned more funding and resources must be put into mental health services to take care of all those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including frontline NHS staff. Dr Andrew Molodynski, who is also the British Medical Association's mental health [...]
As-Suffa Institute, which runs a Madrassah for 5-12 years olds, is working to deliver much-needed food to the elderly, most vulnerable and NHS workers. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Birmingham-based organisation has delivered over 500 parcels. The group has been taking food donations from the general public as well as cash donations to buy more [...]
Faith Associates is pleased to announce a series of training sessions taking place for Madrassahs and other out-of-school settings in Brent. These events are aimed to ensure educational centres are equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to effectively manage their operations. More details, such as course content and how to register have been provided [...]
إِنَّ هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ “Truly, this Qur’ān guides to that which is best…”  The Arabic word that was translated into “best” is “Aqwam”, which has appeared in the tafdīl/superlative degree, to indicate that there isn’t anything even remotely comparable to the Qur’ān. Furthermore, Aqwam/ “best” is a sifa (description), but the mawsūf (described) was not mentioned. In other [...]
Involving the youth in your organisation is dependent on a) physical space allotted for their use and b) cultural attitude which your organisation and the people in it find themselves in. Space: Youth need adequate space for their projects/programs. Sometimes a masjid is not designed to have a space specifically for the youth, which is a [...]
“Youth engagement means planting the seed of Islam in the hearts of our kids. Through consistent nurturing and education, youth develop a strong Muslim identity, which fully blossoms when they reach adulthood” -Shadi Jabali, youth leader. Youth would define youth engagement as: Being respected and trusted To be a part of something, and directly involved [...]
“Youth are the future of this community.” “Youth are the torchbearers of Islam.” “Young Muslims are our top priority!” How many times have we heard these empty slogans at our Masjids? If youth development or youth engagement is not on the agenda of our board meetings, how can it be a “priority” for our Masjid [...]
With technology constantly changing, how can schools keep up with the best ways to protect pupils online? The challenge of policing students' online world Schools usually take a two-pronged approach, using county-level blocking software (which prohibits users from visiting certain websites) and delegating a member of staff (often the network manager) to check over [...]