“Two kinds of thirst, can never be quenched: one, the thirst for material things, and second, the thirst for knowledge”, Imam al-Sadiq, grandson of the Prophet.
Our fast paced lives sometimes leaves us with very little, or no time, to quench the thirst for knowledge, which led to the creation of this blog in 2012 by two university students in their small 2 bed apartment somewhere in England. The idea is to try and refresh our minds, in small bursts, with pieces of inspiration and to allow the youth of the community to have a platform to boost off.
Islam has come under constant scrutiny over the past decade and has become synonymous with terrorism, war, injustice, women oppression and the list goes on. This concept couldn’t be more distanced from the actual teachings and ethos of the religion – the word “Islam” itself comes from the root word “salam” which means “peace” and “safety”, just as the Arabic greeting of As-Salaam–Alaikum goes which means “Peace be unto you,”.
It is also understood that everyone learns in different ways in different time frames, that said, it is still very much possible to classify a learning style into one of seven categories below.
Visual : These people understand better through the use of pictures, images, diagrams, colours and mind maps. Physical: These are the “learn by doing” people that use their body to assist in their learning. Drawing diagrams, using physical objects, or role playing. Aural: People who prefer using sound, rhythms, music, recordings, poetry. Verbal: Is someone who prefers using words, both in speech and in writing to assist in their learning. They make the most of word based techniques, scripting, and reading content aloud. Logical: The people who prefer using logic, reasoning, and “systems” to explain or understand concepts. Social: These people are the ones who enjoy learning in groups or with other people. Solitary: The solitary learner prefers to learn alone and through self-study.
Our aim is to spread the real image of Islam through various learning methods and to create a change in the world where we also seek perfection in not just our physical bodies or intellect but also in spirituality.
Let us perfect ourselves as human beings first then as a Muslim, because they both go hand in hand. You cannot be a good Muslim if you are not a good human.
We invite articles, poems or any information in other forms that will help us educate the world and spread the world of Islam, simply contact us. We hope we can fulfill our objectives, and create the needed awareness so as to make this world a better place to live in.
Looking forward towards your support in this noble cause.