‘Therefore offer prayer for your Lord, and do the sacrifice.’ (Quran 108:2). ‘Qurbani’ is Arabic for ‘sacrifice’ of an animal (usually a cow, sheep or goat) in the way of Islam whose meat is then distributed among the deserving for consumption.
Posted on Wed, 2014-07-09 09:14
The Curriculum Development (CD) team of the Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE), in conjunction with the Centre of Islamic Learning (CIL), NASIMCO, held a consultation workshop on the Draft Curriculum Framework for Madrasah in Toronto on Saturday 21 st June 2014. This was the last regional workshop that MCE was conducting on the curriculum framework.
40 participants from Madaris in Toronto, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Miami, Kitchener, Vancouver, Orlando, Minnesota, Boston, New Jersey and New York attended the full-day programme. The CIL team was represented by Al Haj Gulam Najafi, Al Haj Hasnain Walji, Siddika bai Jessa, brother Aqil Najafi and brother Arif Teja.
The programme included the following topics:
Introduction and update from MCE
Journey so far in Curriculum Development
- Discussion on Guiding Principles
An overview of the integrated approach
The Qur’anic Worldview for the curriculum
Main themes of the Curriculum Framework
Presentation of demo lessons
Planning the transition and implementation of the MCE curriculum
Next steps and piloting
Questions & Answers
At the end of the workshop, the participants were asked three questions:
Do you agree with the integrated approach?
Should MCE proceed with developing lessons?
Would your madrasah be willing to participate in piloting the MCE curriculum?
In line with responses from other regions, over 95% of the participants answered in the affirmative to each question.
Members of the CD team were Maulana Syed Muhammad Rizvi, Shaykh Safder Jaffer, Dr Bashir Datoo, brother Aly Nasser and Al-Haj Naushad Mehrali. For further details about the curriculum framework, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The CD team members were delighted to have had the opportunity to attend the Recognition Day ceremonies at each of the three Madaris in Toronto (Al-Qaaim, Al-Haadi and Al-Muntadhir) on the day after the workshop.
The Madinah & Bab al-ilm summer courses are a regular feature on The World Federation calendar. Read the report for the 2015 course.
Qur’anic verses and historical documents reveal that the land of Fadak situated near the Fort of Khaibar, formerly belonging to the Jews, was the personal property of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h). It was neither a government property owned by the treasury nor was it war booty. The seventh verse of Surah Hashr, explains the point in detail: