Reflection

Independent School, Independent Culture, Independently Survive!

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When my wife and I decided to send our kids to private schools, we consciously understood what sort of future would it be for them. If they want to pursue their higher education abroad, getting a normal scholarship is not going to be easy, no matter how good the qualification is. That is the reason, I prefer using the term independent school, rather than private school. The idea of being independent must properly embedded right from the beginning.

Teach Less, Learn More!

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Algebra was already taught in Primary School. Proverbs were already part of Malay Language syllabus when our children were only 8 years old; age when abstract thinking was still distance away from the proper cognitive to understand metaphore. Mubtada’ and khabar which the teachers used to learn when they were in Secondary School, are now already introduced in Primary School. And yet our students still don’t speak Arabic, as many wish.

The Knowledge of the Preacher

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh.

Dear brothers and sisters,

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As many of us realize, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradhawi is a very prolific scholar. He writes so many books cover wide range of topics. There is one book which was originally a paperwork he presented in a conference back in 1970’s, I found unique but somehow forgotten and neglected by many. The book is Tsaqafah al-Da’iyah. Perhaps the title can be translated as “The Knowledge of a Preacher“.