Wednesday, March 31, 2010

for us to muhasabah and info from british muslim website ^_^

Virtual Classroom

Enter The Virtual Classroom and explore how the rich cultural heritage of Islam has contributed to your daily life.

  • How did the Muslims develop the paper industry after contact with the Chinese?
  • Where did the idea of a three-course meal come from?
  • What are the origins of words like coffee, tulip and magazine?
  • Who drew one of the first scientific maps of the world?

Through the Quest for Knowledge quiz, a concoction of clues, riddles and questions, and by interacting with the chemistry set, dictionary and white board, you will uncover how the work of historical Muslim figures advanced the fields of science, medicine, mathematics, architecture, music and the arts.


Enter the Virtual Classroom

The Virtual Classroom is a celebration of knowledge and learning; a celebration of scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs; a celebration of the legacy of Islam. The Virtual Classroom aims to provide schools with material related to Islam, Muslim History and Culture; a resource to develop dialogue and understanding, promote religious tolerance and respect for diversity.

Based on a learner-centred paradigm and through a variety of interactive techniques, it also presents pupils with an opportunity to reflect on the importance of learning in the development of the individual and advancement of society.

The Virtual Classroom is a six-stage project and stage one was launched on 3rd November 2003 by Secretary of State for Education and Skills Charles Clarke, during Islam Awareness Week.


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Monday, March 8, 2010

Kids in the kitchen.

Kids in the kitchen.

Children are experts at smushing, banging and ripping - so why not turn them into mini chefs ? Cooking actually boost kids' cognitive and physical development. Here is what young chef can do and when :


They're learning to use the large muscles in their arms, so let them scrub produce and tear greens.


To master hand control, let them mix batter spread soft butter with a plastic knife and knead dough.


These kids are learning more refined hand and finger control. Introduce them to manual equipment like juicers and egg beaters, and teach them how to use measuring cups.

Six-to ten-years-olds

Cracking eggs, decorating a cake. Children can do most intricate tasks that do not include dangerous equipment, like sharp knives.

By Cynthia Dermody. From Reader's Digest.

note : InsyaAllah, cahaya will use all these tips for my future-kids.. aminn.. :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Heart of Gratitude!!!

Heart of Gratitude!!!

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"

The man said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way."

I wrote: "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have.. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling…

And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!

Enjoy your day with a heart of gratitude.

"Maka nikmat Tuhanmu yang manakah yang kamu dustakan?"
- Surah Ar-Rahman-

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