2014-15 Lectures

The aim of the following set of lectures is to discuss the nature and ethos of the madrasah system in the KSIM community, current intellectual challenges to Islam and the way in which we can create new models and solutions for madaris to evolve.

DECEMBER 2014 - Teachers' Seminar in Reunion Island (Gujarati)

The seminar deals with challenges facing the community and the role of teachers / madressa in overcoming these challenges by instilling the 7 Principles from Letter 31 of Nahjul Balagha:

Part 1: Overview: Importance Of Madressa, Mimber and Family -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl6l-5ynLnE

Part 2: Overview: Overarching Principle, Definition of Education and Objectives of the Seminar: -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DBJCiHOeSE

Part 3: First Challenge: The Control Of Knowledge -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olzdcwAGigI

Part 4: Second challenge: Islamophobia and Islamoromia / Third Challenge: Spiritual Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxUC_FENGhQ

Part 5: How to overcome these challenges / the role of Madressa Teachers / Methodology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtO0CR-Ywt8&list=UU36jq6uT_QoAOu4oQeyYaDg

Part 6: Methodology: Using 'Salat' and 'Charity' as examples / Types of Teaching  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oRow9rClek

Part 7: Types of Teaching and Value of Critical Thinking - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jWyQMbgRjEs

Part 8: Tripartite Notion of Existence / Value of Time / Wisdom / Instruction and Learning - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pV7LWPwQySw

Part 9: Guiding Princples from Letter 31 of Nahjul Balagha: Why Letter 31? Why the need for guiding principles? Discussion on the first principle -https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SyIQC1uYxkE

Part 10: Discussion on the second principle / Discussion on the third pricinple / Discussion on the fourth principle - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qDZhlcwd5eE

Part 11: Discussion on the fifth principle / Discussion on the sixth principle / Discussion on the seventh principle / Conclusion -https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=

JUNE 2014 Teachers' Seminar on 7 Principles of Spiritual Education according to Letter 31 of Nahj al-Balagha (Gujarati), Madagascar, East-Africa


JUNE 2014 - Introduction to Islamic Ethics (Gujarati), Madagascar, East-Africa [5 lectures]

Link to 5 part playlist: 

JANUARY 2014 - New Challenges to Islam and Madrasah Education (London, UK)


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