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

What is No Outsiders?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong A couple of months ago, there were protests outside a primary school in Birmingham. The school is Parkfield Community School, which according to protesters was allegedly doing everything from teaching children to be gay, to making inappropriate models in art class. So what’s really been going on at Parkfield Community School?…Read more What is No Outsiders?