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Implications of Non-nativeness on Teacher Recruitment

Non-nativeness is an increasingly important area in ELT. Whilst some research has been carried out on non-native teachers and their credibility, there have been few indications inside articles which tackle the topic from the recruitment angle. The aim of this paper is to investigate the challenges which non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) and ELT organisations encounter; provide a framework for recruiting NNESTs; and suggest some practical tips for potential non-native teachers and those who are already …

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Islam, Iman and Ihsan

All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, we seek His help and we ask for His forgiveness. We seek refuge from the evil of ourselves and from the consequence of our evil actions .Whomsoever Allah guides there none to misguide and whomsoever Allah leads to go astray there none to guide. I bear witness that Allah alone is worthy of worship and that Muhammed (PBUH) is Allah’s slave and messenger. The best speech …

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs; Islamic Perspective

Bismillah, was-salatu was-salamu ala rasoulellah, In this paper I am going to present Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in the context of fulfilling human needs in Islam. I will provide examples from Qur’an and sunnah.   Islam is a complete way of life which was chosen by Allah, the creator of the heavens and the earth.  Thus, Islam is totally appealing to human needs as it organises both physical and spiritual sides of the human …

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Why are some Foods and Drinks prohibited (with examples)?

In this article, I am going to touch on the concept of prohibited foods and drinks in Islam, shedding light on the reason they are prohibited from sharia perspective as well as modern science. There will be 3 parts to the paper: 1) Haram foods and drinks. 2) Evidence from Qurán and Sunna. 3) Five prohibited foods and drinks.   Haram foods and drinks: Islam is the most comprehensive way of life. It organises people’s …

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The Leadership of Abu Bakr and Omar

During the lifetime of the prophet (PBUH) the revelation had been linking the heavens and the earth and people had been witnessing the messenger. After the prophet’s death there was a real test for the caliphs following him. Will they hold fast to the teachings and message he had left? In this essay, I am going to touch on the caliphate of Abo Bakr[1] As-Siddiq and Omar Ibn Al Khattab[2] tackling 3 min issues: 1) …

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Prophet Muhammed’s Teaching Methodologies

In this article, I am going to look into the teaching methodology of the prophet Muhammed (PBUH) relating it to the contemporary educational theories. The paper will be divided into three sections: 1) Introduction, 2) The prophet’s teaching methodology, 3) Conclusion. Introduction Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) is the greatest teacher who was able to transform the behaviours of a group of Bedouins in the Arabian Peninsula into the world’s leading civilisation in a relatively short time. …

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Promoting Non-native Trainers’ Credibility

Should an ELT trainer be only a native speaker? How are non-native speaker trainers perceived by teachers? This session demonstrated some practical tips to boost non-native trainers’ credibility. Being a non-native trainer, especially when you have native colleagues is a challenge. Trainees usually have this “non-nativitis” for many reasons, such reasons are related to credibility. Below are some tips to overcome this problem. Language-wise: Language mistakes: Non-native speakers have certain types of mistakes, sometimes fossilized, …

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Actions are Judged by Their Intentions (applied on modern aspects)

This research is about the first major legal fiqh maxim which is الأمور بمقاصدها  i.e., actions are judged by their intentions and its applications in solving modern-day technological fiqh issues. The article will be divided into four main sections: 1) Introduction and meaning. 2) Evidences from Qur’an and sunnah. 3) The use of technology in the light of this maxim. 4) Conclusion. Introduction and meaning Actions are judged by intentions is the first major fiqh …

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Muaweyah Ibn Abi Sufyan

Al hamdu Lellah, Was-Salatu was-Salamu ala rsoulellah: This article touches on one of the great companions of the prophet; that is Muaweyah Ibn Abi Sufyan (RA). It is divided into four sections: a) Introduction, b) Muaweyah’s virtues, c) The position of Ahlu-sunna regarding his mistakes, d) Conclusion. Introduction One of the most important beliefs a Muslim has is accepting the Quran and the authentic teachings of the prophet Muhammed (PBUH). Besides, an accurate methodology should …

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2 Ways of looking into Consumption

Consumption is the end of the economic story. Companies spend a large amount of money on training employees, facilities, research, promotion, transport and many other things to reach this end. Many people consider consumption as an ultimate goal; to have this and have that, do this and do that. But is this really the case in Islam? In this research, I am going to touch upon the concept of ‘consumption’ in Islam and in conventional …

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