21st Century Education From Prophetic Example

In this narration, which tells us about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his students in the words of Malik bin al-Huwairith (r.a), Muhammad was concluded by his student as a teacher with love and passion, easy to deal with, he was not only concerned with the subject, but sensitive enough to the students’ state of emotion, showed genuine interest to know the details, the students trusted him to share their personal matters, and he responded amazingly acknowledging the needs without belittling them.

ITEP C103M: Differentiated Instructions in Islamic Education

To stay within the capacity of the students’ understanding.

Assalamualaikum WBT.

Going through the traditions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH, I question myself, how different the way the Sahabah learnt from and with Rasulullah PBUH, compared to the way we and our students learn about Islam today? And how much the differences influence the outcome?

ITEP C103M: Teaching that Inspires Action

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh.


Alhamdulillah. Solatan wa salaman ‘ala Rasulillah. Amma Ba’du.

Sheikh Ramzy Ajem laid down many fundamental aspects on how Islam emphasises on connecting knowledge with action. Learning demonstrated by Rasulullah PBUH was always with the motivation of acting upon it. That is one of the thing we can relate when Rasulullah PBUH used a lot of modelling on how the understanding should be applied.

“Pray, the way you saw me praying”

“Take from me your Manasik (Hajj)”

ITEP C103M: Learning Environments that Inspire

Third Khalifah’s Responsibility: Keep the Physical World Good, Clean and Beautiful, Pleasing to Allah

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. Alhamdulillah. Solatan wa salaman ‘ala Rasulillah. Amma ba’du.

Firstly, thank you to Sheikh Ramzy Ajem for such an inspiring and reflective lecture. Sheikh listed four important characters of a classroom to be considered as sound and aligned with the spirit of Islam, which are:

  • sacred
  • discipline
  • caring
  • functional

ITEP C103M: Encouraging Inquiry in Islamic Education

Khalifah Model School (Secondary)
Students must feel safe in the classroom environment to allow inquiry

Assalamualaikum WBT.

Teacher and friends.

Sheikh Ramzy’s lecture this week reminds me to what we discussed in C101K (or C101M) regarding indoctrination in faith based school and curriculum. After consulting and debating Neil Burtonwood’s and Michael Hand’s articles, we came to a solid conclusion that Islam is not an indoctrination, and therefore, all aspects of the Deen are friendly to reasoning and learning. They are even considered as the pillar. Even the peak of Islam which is the Shahadah La Ilaha Illallah, is also meant to be achieved through the process of knowledge.

“Be in the state of having the knowledge that there is no God but Allah” [Muhammad 47: 19]

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‘Reconstructing’ World History and Historical Thinking Subject

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Teaching World Religions in the Khalifah Method Way

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