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Blogger with a Cause

  

If I could go back in time I would become a teacher at the Kindergarten level. I would devote the whole of my time, and energy in teaching basic humanity, and manners at the beginners level; to shape up the characters of my little charges.

I find good manners lacking in most of the young generation. They are not to blame, cause they spend their time in playing games at their devices, and looking at IPhones, and computers. Mostly they are left on their own to pass their time.

Once in their teens, then they won’t listen. 

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Blogger With a Cause

If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be?

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Those Who Inspire Us



A good teacher can be anyone. We learn from teachers in classes, from our parents, from elders, from friends —– even from young ones. The people who inspire us.

When we use the knowledge we acquire to enhance our minds, and our lives, our life is all the better.

When we let it go waste — we are the losers.

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We Can Be Taught!

What makes a teacher great?

My Teacher

Teacher’s Pet
Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her?

My inner voice has been my teacher

Has taught me till this day

I have plodded on with life’s struggles

And have been guided on my way

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Basics

Daily prompt: The New School
You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?

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We can’t do away with basic skills like reading, writing and arithmetic. They are the base on which the whole structure of learning stands.

The most important thing for a school is to get good teachers. A teacher is the heart of the educational system. A good teacher inspires a student to love learning. Teaching is an art which shapes human mind and spirit. Great teachers give incentive to great minds.

Teachers selected should be those who are sound in everything. To raise young minds, we should have kind and caring teachers who impart knowledge with good morals.

Teachers are the ones who can change their students’ lives for the better.

Good schools impart basic skills, social skills, physical skills, mental skills and good morals to young minds.

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Basics

Learning The Quran

Before learning the Quran, a person has to start with a preliminary book called the Qaida. This has the Arabic alphabets (28 in all) plus the different shapes of the alphabets when they are joined. A religious teacher makes you learn their different sounds. After finishing the Qaida, you start with the Quran.

Normally, parents start with their children at an early age. They hire a teacher who can come and spend time with the child to make him or her learn. Now times are different. It’s easy to connect to a teacher via internet. My learning started at the age of three. A maid servant would accompany me to a nearby mosque. My lessons were thrice a week. I used to dread going there. The moulvi sahib (religious teacher) would be punishing boys left and right (I was the only girl there). Though he was never harsh with me, it was scary for me. Fortunately, my father got posted from that area so my learning came to a stop.

After a longer period, I started again with a lady teacher. My mother would send me to her house twice a week. This lady was a smiling sort of a woman. I don’t think I learnt a great deal from her. After my mother died and I shifted from uncle’s house to live with my father, my school started. Father hired another moulvi sahib to come in the evenings daily, except for weekends. I would be tired from school and homework, and there would come the moulvi sahib. I resented him a lot. Why? Because he would make me recite the Holy Book over and over (there was no escape from it) and my elder brother Lala would go scot free after a few minutes of his lessons. I would be sitting for hours on end (to me the time looked endless) and wanting to go and play.

One day I got so fed up with my teacher I threw my sipara (one of the thirty parts of the Quran) down on the floor. It was a terrible thing to do. I expected dire punishment from him, but he calmly told me to pick it up and went on with the lesson. I don’t exactly remember when I finished learning the Quran. Perhaps I was about seven.

I was eleven when my father gave me a Quran with English translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali as a gift. It was a marvelous gift. To this day, I have not seen a better translation. Before that, I did not know what was written as it was all in Arabic. Reading the Holy Book with translation opened its doors to me. My favorite time was reading the Quran after Fajr (morning prayers). Here, I confess sheepishly, I think as a child the stories fascinated me more than the religious aspect of it.

My childhood reading continued into adulthood. The Quran has always been my mentor, guiding me on the right path. Shukr Alhumdulillah (thanks and praise be to Allah) for giving me this Book. I would have been lost without it. Reading it has always been an uplifting experience for me. The Quran opens a person’s spiritual eyes. I always feel a sense of wonder,joy and elation. I feel truly blessed. There so many people who go through life unaware of what they are missing.