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2 I LOCAL & NATIONAL NEWS Passion Islam I December 2008
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Lets start by being Muslims
All across so many countries poverty talks by prominent scholars on the bad deeds we had done, May Allah
lies and families are starving to death, subject of togetherness, unity and SWT forgive us all for the disgusting,
they don’t have time to argue or have backbiting, being a good neighbour shameful humans we are.
resentment to others that then makes and how all this still goes unheard
As Mahatma Gandhi said:
me wonder and make me ashamed either they are listening to someone
Islam is the greatest religion in
that when so much is going on and else or not listening at all but for
the world but Muslims are the
still people are reluctant to come to sure they are not listening to the talk
worst people.
terms with the over jealous, proud being delivered as if they were then
and somewhat attitude towards I guess some parts of the talk would
Guest Editor - Imam Ibrahim, Batley
making things better with others. have had some kind of effect on the
Sometimes I wonder does people individual’s.
ant to be a W
who live around us and who we work It’s time to remember that this is
Guest Editor
with always want to hinder you its our temporary aboard and maybe
like a game which they want to play people have forgotten but one day for a month?
and try to win at all counts, have a everyone will have to leave this world
Then contact us or send in an
pleasure in seeing someone else and answer for all the things that we
article, no more than 400 words to:
going through pain and distress but have done every heart we have broke
still prays the salaat and listens to every backbite we have told and every
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New citizenship classes
starts across UK Masajids
Around 30 madrassahs in East and West London, Bristol, Bradford,
Kirklees, Leicester, Oldham and Rochdale are piloting the new materials.
New citizenship lessons challenging This follows a package of measures within Islam and wider discussion on
the notion that there is any conflict announced In July by Communities contemporary topics such as the role
between being a good Muslim and Secretary Hazel Blears responding of men and women in society.
a good citizen are starting to be to calls from Muslim communities to Resolving conflict - how Islam
taught in after school madrassahs support the promotion of citizenship teaches patience and kindness and
or mosque supplementary schools and shared values and to stop Islamic how conflicts should be resolved in a
across the country as part of efforts to theology being distorted by those who peaceful manner.
emphasise shared values. seek to divide communities. Volunteering - group role-play on
Around 30 madrassahs in East Taught alongside or through the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings
and West London, Bristol, Bradford/ traditional lessons on the Qur’an and on volunteering and charity and how
Kirklees, Leicester and Oldham/ supported by quotes from the Hadith these virtues relate to day-to-day life.
Rochdale are piloting the new (Islamic scripture) the lessons draw Identity - an examination of the
materials. Through class discussion, out the compatibility of Islam with multi-faith nature of the UK and how
role play and written exercises, the wider shared values. Using enquiry multi-faith communities have existed
children aged 7-14 are learning and research children will examine a historically such as Andulucian
through Islamic tradition, the wide range of topics including: Spain where under Muslim control all
importance of tolerance and respect, Equality - the importance religions were protected; and
how to be better neighbours, the of individuality and how Islam Democracy - the importance on
importance of volunteering and how encourages acceptance of all getting involved in decision making
to play an active part in their schools differences, including respect for that affects the running of your school
and communities. other faiths and the different groups by joining the school council.
This Magazine contains Ayaat of the Qur’an and Hadith of the Prophet (SAW), please ensure you handle it with respect & care - Sukran
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