Australia Muslim school rejected

From the BBC

Anti-Islamic immigration slogan on protester's hat

The New South Wales town does not have a large Muslim population

Authorities in an Australian town have rejected proposals to allow an Islamic school to be built there.

Councillors for Camden, a small town on the outskirts of Sydney, unanimously voted against the proposed school for 1200 pupils.

The councillors said they based their decision solely on planning grounds, citing an internal report about its environmental impact.

The proposed development had met with fierce local opposition.

Camden’s authorities received some 3,200 submissions from the public about the school and only 100 in favour.

Tensions reached their height last November when two pigs’ heads were left on the site of the proposed school. Pork products are forbidden for consumption according to Islamic dietary laws. Continue reading “Australia Muslim school rejected”


Traditionalist ulema lead educational revolution in Kerala

Written by Yoginder Sikand · December 13, 2007 · 452 views

December 13, 2007

Kerala’s Muslims are unique among their co-religionists in India in fashioning a system of education that enables their children to attend both religious as well as regular schools at the same time. Muslims account for around a fourth of Kerala’s population, and the state’s Muslims, known as Mapillas, are among the most literate of the various Muslim communities in the country. Madrasas and schools run by literally hundreds of Muslim religious organizations in the state have made this possible. A recent study by Zubair Hudawi, himself a madrasa graduate from Kerala and presently a doctoral candidate at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, titled ‘Development and Modernisation of Religious Education in Kerala: The Role of the Samastha Kerala Jameyyat ul-Ulama’, discusses this contribution in great detail.

The Samastha Kerala Jameyyat ul-Ulama (SKJU) represents a traditionalist theological position, quite opposed to Islamic modernists on numerous points. Yet, as Hudawi argues, it has not hesitated from championing modern education. Hudawi, who spent several years studying at the Dar ul-Huda Islamic Academy, the SKJU’s leading centre for higher Islamic education, seeks to explain this enigma through an in-depth analysis of the organisation’s evolution and development, arguing against the notion that the traditionalist ulema are necessarily and wholly opposed to ‘modernity’. He argues that the SKJU is an excellent example of a traditionalist Muslim religious organization that, rather than opposing ‘modernity’ outright, actually facilitates it, albeit selectively. Thus, today, he writes, the SKJU runs not just several thousand madrasas but also numerous English- and Malayalam-medium schools, and scores of women’s and technical colleges. Continue reading “Traditionalist ulema lead educational revolution in Kerala”

Quranic words


Quranic words

Islam is a “Deen” not a religion. Thou we have discussed earlier about the root meaning of Islam in the light of Quran on numerous places of this website.But it is a healthy approach to revise it at this point. Islam provide us a solid foundation that helps mankind to grow and develop all the hidden potentialities which Allah Almighty has endowed human beings. By developing them one can lead a successful life in this world and hereafter, and this can only be excavate with the help of Divine guidance.For that matter God Almighty (Allah) has sent chain of messengers with his code of laws which are unchangeable and unreplaceable and asked mankind to abide these sent code of life. They were all muslim and stood on Islam as their “Deen”. The last messenger of this chain was Muhammad peace be upon on whom Quran has been revealed and declared as a code of living for entire mankind. Now at this point of time Quran is with us in its very original form. Allah Almighty has said in Quran that He will take care of Quran’s orginality. Quran has revealed in Arabic dialect and in order to understand its message one must know the language with its grammatical influence. There were people who have spent time inorder to compile the root meanings and concept of all Quranic words in the light of arabic grammer and also keeping this important factor in view that in which sense these words have been communicated among the arabs of that era when Quran has been revealed. This important element could’nt be overlooked by these savant linguistics and researchers beacause they knew the time factor does bring changes in languages. We have strived to gather the work of these people which they have done inorder to reflect the true understanding with Quranic words. In this regard we are showing the findings and understanding of Lane form his Arabic to English lexicon published in 1827 by the name “Lane Lexicon”. For our urdu readers we are also showing the work of Mr.Ghulam Ahmed Parvez who have worked intensively to bring forward the Quranic defintions in the light of same perspective as described above. As a start we have selected 63 words from Quran but we will add on more and more words for our readers “InshAllah”. In the end we are requesting to all of our respectful readers that this is a research work of these two gentlemen, in case of any difference in opinion we will not welcome any kind of arguments, instead of that the person itself ponder in Quran and find the truth.


Quran Words

1. Salaat -Worship  2. Zakat  3. Saum -Fasting

4. Hajj -Pilgrimage   5. Jihad   6. Allah – God  

7. Munafiq -Hypocrate

8. Qital -Slain   9. Hamd -Praise 1

0. Jahanum -Hell 11. Jannah -Heaven

12. Sadaqaat -Alms 13. Wahi -Revealation

14. Ruh 15. Akharah 16. Azaab 17. Kufr-Kafir

18. Dua -Pray19. Momin -Faithful

20. Rasool -Messenger 21. Nabi -Prophet

22. Islam 23. Quran 24. Fazal

25. Rahmat -Blessing 26. Sawaab

27. Zulm 28. Adl -Justice 29. Ihsaan

30. Mashiat 31. Taqdeer -Luck

32. Azaan -Prayer Call 33. Insaan -Human

34. Adam 35. Hukum – Order

36. Shaheed -Martyr 37. Haqq -Truth

38. Halaal -Legitimate

39. Haraam -Forbidden 40. Riba -Usury

41. Zikr -Remebrance 42. Taubah

43. Muzamil 44. Mudassir

45. Maghfirah 46. Qalb – Heart / Mind

47. Raab -Nourisher 48. Maskeen

49. Nafs 50. Rizq – Resources Of Nourishment

51. Talawat 52. Kalima 53. Kazab

54. Maut 55. Malikah 56. Yateem – Orphan

57. Hamman 58. Khaliq – Creator

59. Fasiq 60. Shams – Sun 61. Qamar – Moon

62. Noor – Light 63. Hoor – Pure & Clean