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The Hashtag War

1st December 2012

  Al-Monitor For Arabs, the year 2012 might be seen as the first year where wars were waged through social media networks. This, after 2011 saw those same networks become so prominent in the social fabric governing the Arab peoples that they began to effect fundamental change in the latter through the interlocking relationship that developed…

It’s A Logical Progression!

30th November 2012

1st Ethical is delighted to announce the launch of the “Logical Progression” project starting next week Wednesday 5th December 2012. Headed up by our resident scholar Imam Abu Eesa, and organised jointly with Prophetic Guidance and AlMaghrib Institute, we at 1st Ethical are proud to be bringing a considerable amount of logistical experience and using…

Salām in Wonderland – Draped in Du’ā’ (It’ll Be OK)

29th November 2012

Salām in Wonderland I sat waiting for the Jumu’ah khuṭbah to begin and watched a mother sitting in front of me with her young boy lying down next to her. She turned to him and saw he was falling asleep. With consideration and care, she picked up a coat, laid it on the floor then…

Transforming Muslim Schools: A New Educational Paradigm

27th November 2012

For those who understand Arabic, the concept of 1st Ethical’s new ‘Ilm 2 ‘Amal School Curriculum will not be a difficult one to grasp. Linking ‘ilm (knowledge) with ‘amal (action) is critical: “for the great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” (Herbert Spencer). ‘Ilm 2 ‘Amal is a specialist curriculum being delivered in…

“Invisible citizens” vow to remain in Galilee

26th November 2012

Haje Swaid (right), her daughter Amira and her children are fighting to remain on their ancestral lands The Electronic Intifada Plastic chairs, rusted children’s toys, garbage and discarded household items lay strewn between dozens of tin sheds. Solar energy panels and satellite dishes are affixed to tin roofs, while animal pens cling haphazardly to the…

Israel’s shame: Children, the true victims

25th November 2012

The Independent The rockets slammed in, two in succession, just after 11.30 at night. When Huda Tawfil had shaken herself awake through the confusion and terror, her first thoughts were for her baby. Seeing what she did through the smoke and flames, she burst into tears. The 20-year-old started digging through the rubble with her…

India applied the death sentence this week for the first time since 2004

23rd November 2012

The Guardian India applied the death sentence this week for the first time since 2004, as Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only gunman to have survived the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged in the city of Pune. India is among the 39 countries that voted against a UN general assembly draft resolution calling for a moratorium…

Opportunities and expectations from Gaza-Israel ceasefire

22nd November 2012

BBC News This long-awaited truce was not announced by the two parties that have been locked into a cycle of violence: Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas. Instead it was Egypt’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamal Amr and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who gave a joint news conference after talks in Cairo. Egypt…

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