Islam places great emphasis on learning and personal development.
Muslims should always seek to learn and develop themselves, these were key qualities that made our forbears great scholars, scientists and philosophers, leaders in every field of human endeavour.
When we again give learning, scientific and technological development central stage, we will be leaders once more.
Dr Talib Hussain Warsi and Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, Co-Director of The Association of British Muslims, discussing the topic “One Islam One Ummah” on Faith Forum (25.03.2012); a wonderful discussion show on faith, religion, spirituality and current affairs on Hidayat TV, Sky 803 every Monday at 5:00 PM.
A wonderful discussion show on faith, religion, spirituality and current affairs on Hidayat TV, Sky 803 every Monday at 5:00 PM, UK time.
Cutting the EMA is a shameful attack on those who can afford it the least.
Instead of looking forward to Christmas, students are currently protesting all over the country due to deep cuts in the education sector and increases in university fees. Now, sixth form and college students are set to join them, after the government decided to add education maintenance allowance (EMA) to the cuts. Currently, students between the ages of 16-18 from families on low incomes, receive £10, £20, or £30 per week, depending on overall household income. Although not a lot of money, this is a lifeline for students from low income families.
The Association of British Muslims call on the government to rethink it’s policy of excessive cuts in education. Students are the future of our country. Hitting students with these cuts, is not only a disgraceful break of trust and civil rights, but inevitably harms the future economic prosperity of our nation and her people.