Thursday 10 October 2013

What is The Ideal Education for Your Child?

The biggest concern for most parents today is their children's education. Some parents would sacrifice practically their whole life for this purpose because that is their source of pride in life. But how many parents understand what education really is? For many, education is about doing well in school, going to university and getting a good well-paid job. While there is no doubt that earning a respectable livelihood is important it is also vital to know that a good education is not just that or anything to do with that at all. For how can it be so when it happens that there are parents who have devoted their time, effort and money in "educating" their child and then that same child once "educated" completely disregards and disrespects the parents who "educated" them. 

So what really is education and how can a child acquire it? Is schooling and university not education? What about part time Quranic classes - is it education? What about madrassas? What about home-schooling? The answer to these questions is not straightforward because it depends on not just what the child is studying but more importantly how and why the child is studying.

The Qur'an employs what Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi calls the "Immersion Method of Teaching" where the learner is drawn in to be immersed in the context of the message. The Qur'an achieves this by way of stories, parables, metaphors and examples. This method is far superior than any other way because the motivation for understanding and action is generated internally within people themselves. But we employ what is called the "Instruction Method of Teaching" where people are told what to do from the outside. Generally this is the way employed in modern schools and universities. Although this method has its place we extend it far beyond its useful domain and employ it too widely and too frequently. This method is very ineffective for teaching higher human traits such as values, character, creativity, motivation, bravery, love, sympathy, faith, forbearance, thinking, discipline and courage which are the foundations of any great human being.

So how can the parents combine the best ways to give an ideal education for their children?

Please join Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi and Psychiatrist Dr Muhammad Zeyn Green-Thompson in the forthcoming groundbreaking seminar Raising A Muslim Child in The 21st Century - Preparing The Leaders of Tomorrow which will discuss the important but misunderstood issues we have in raising confident, bright and responsible Muslim children in these challenging and turbulent times.

Places are limited. Book your place now to attend, either in London or Online Worldwide.

MEOC Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars London Presents

Raising A Muslim Child in The 21st Century 

Preparing The Leaders of Tomorrow

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Special Guest:
Dr Muhammad Zeyn Green-Thompson
 (Consultant Psychiatrist, Cambridge)

Date: Saturday 12th October 2013 

Time: 9.45AM - 6.00PM

Venue: Queen Mary, University of London - Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Online: Worldwide Live & Recorded Access

Parking: Free whole-day parking available

Special Offer: Group Discount (save at least £20) + Young Persons Go For Free (save £20)

Offer Code: YOUNGPERSONSPECIAL (for seminar attendance, age 11-17 years)  
This seminar explores the issues surrounding raising confident, bright and responsible Muslim children in these challenging times and turbulent environment. Priceless lessons will be drawn from the examples of many of the prophets including Ibrahim (AS) and the seal of the prophets Muhammad (PBUH), his family, his companions and the greatest of scholars and leaders to follow in his footsteps. It also features the experience and the deep insight of Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi in raising a Muslim child particularly in the West in this highly informative yet very practical seminar. This is an essential seminar for parents, teachers and anyone involved in the welfare of children. It covers child development & upbringing from an Islamic perspective for people living in the West in a way that has never been covered before. Limited places available, please book as soon as possible.

  • Crèche facilities (with play and activities) throughout the seminar at subsidised rates
  • Free refreshment provided throughout the day and lunch sold on site
  • Interactive question and answer sessions
  • Good location with public transport access and free whole day parking 

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