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September 6th, 2012 | by Omar

Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk about education has me thinking about the education of my I'll be reading a couple of his books to get another perspective on how to look for what might inspire my children to learn and have passion in doing so.

I shall not hate

February 1st, 2011 | by Omar

We all hear and read about the issues in Palestine and Israel. We all see the images and videos of what is taking place. However, for the most of us (myself included) we have a hard time truly understanding what exactly it's like to live in Palestine. The anguish of being forced out of your home and crammed into a refuge camp or having to endure having your movement outside of Palestine controlled by a those who see you as a potential security/terrorist threat.

Arabic through the Qur’an

August 18th, 2010 | by Omar

Islam is a religion adhered to by over 1.5 billion people world wide and quickly growing. The Muslim holy book in its true form is written in Arabic but only a minority of Muslims are native Arabic speakers. The rest of us learn to read the Qur'an without comprehension of what we are actually reading as simply reading the Qur'an is an act of worship in itself. However, to we as Muslims are encouraged to read the Qur'an with understanding to obtain the full benefit of its contents.

Who speaks for Islam

November 17th, 2008 | by Omar

I’ve begun to read this book as part of my ongoing work with the Islamic Speakers Bureau. The book finds [&hellip

The Islamist

August 25th, 2008 | by Omar

I started reading a book over the weekend that was recommended to me by a friend titled "The Islamist" written by Muhammed (Ed) Husain. It's a biography of his venture in to the world of the Islamist movement within the UK. I've only reached chapter 4 but subhanullah, it's pretty frightening to read about the level of cult like brainwashing that takes place and how they go as far as turning children against their parents.

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