Email 1980’s Style!

A poignant reminder of how far technology has progressed during my lifetime. This is how computers were during my childhood. There was no Instagram or Facebook, and the only times I used the precursors to the internet before I went to university were at school. Many people didn't have computers at home, and those who…Read more Email 1980’s Style!

Why Do You Learn?

The Master said, “The ancient scholars learned for themselves; the present scholars learn for others.” (The Analects 14:24). In this verse Confucius points out that scholars in ancient times and in his his time had different motivations towards learning. This can be interpreted along the lines that in ancient times learning was more for personal…Read more Why Do You Learn?

Measuring the Years

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong I've noticed online some people posting comments about the Western solar calendar, I've been directly asked questions about this too a number of times both recently and in the past. Some Muslims say it is haram (prohibited) for Muslims to use the Gregorian calendar and celebrate the New Year according to…Read more Measuring the Years