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International Curricula

International Curricula – A journey of achievements

  How many Muslims are living in non-Arab countries, or are living overseas and receiving a foreign education? How many modern Muslims care about maintaining both their traditions and their mother tongue? And how many tutors are providing the appropriate education materials which are both in keeping with tradition whilst also making the most of  today's technology? If you think carefully [...]

Why ICO’s Arabic learning series is a distinguished one?!

Why ICO's Arabic learning series is a distinguished one?! It is a comprehensive series designed to teach Arabic to non native speaking children, youth and adults. It offers the latest methods of second-language instruction, with special emphasis on building the four linguistic skills needed to learn a language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The program introduces linguistic elements, such as words, expressions and grammatical [...]

Prophet Muhammad’s story

105, 2016

Muhammad, the Truthful and the Honest​

Muhammad, the Truthful and the Honest Introduction Muhammad (PBUH) grew with youthfulness and his heart, filled with goodness, opened. His mind, that had always studied its surroundings, continued to observe. [...]

2704, 2016

Haleemah, the wet nurse of the Prophet

Haleemah, the wet nurse of the Prophet Introduction As the scorching sun beat down on the red desert sands, the heat wavered in the air. It had been a difficult [...]

2704, 2016

The Messenger’s Birth

The Messenger’s Birth Introduction The life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was truly amazing. But where should we begin his story? Should we begin from his noble birth? [...]

Educational topics

2007, 2016

Cleanliness is from Faith

. Islam, as we learn from the Qur’an and Hadith, is a religion of nature. Islam and nature being indeed each other’s counterparts. Nature loves cleanliness  and abhors pollution: that is why [...]

1707, 2016

He is not of us who doesn’t honor the elderly

. . Islam is the religion of compassion and justice, a religion that teaches perfect morals and forbids bad conduct, a religion that grants man his dignity, if he adheres to the [...]

305, 2016

Positive Parenting Tips

Positive Parenting Tips   Infants (0-1 year of age) Developmental Milestones Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye-bye" are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones [...]

Islamic studies

The Importance of Tawheed

The meaning of Tawheed is to single out Allah for all froms of worship, outwardly and inwardly, in speech and action. It is also to negate the worship of everything except Allah. Tawheed is the purpose of a Muslim‘s life. Allah says in the Qur’aan: “And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” (Soorat adh-Dhaariyat:56) The [...]

The Consequences of the Battle of Badr

It was not long after the battle that the news of victory reached both Makkah and Madinah. The Muslims of Madinah rejoiced in the victory of Badr. In fact, when the news reached the people of Madinah the Muslims immediately started glorifying Allah’s name in celebration of their victory. However while the Muslims were celebrating their victory, some of the [...]

The Battle of ‘Uhud – Reasons

The modern English dictionary defines a hypocrite as, “a person who pretends to be what he is not.” An accurate description of this person’s behavior is read as, “the practice of professing standards and beliefs contrary to one’s real character or actual behavior.” The victory achieved by the Muslims at the battle of Badr sent a shiver into the hearts [...]

Bid’ah

The laws of the religion of Islam are comprehensively established through the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. The Qur’aan and the Sunnah serve as the basic sources Islamic law and they esatablish a Sharee‘ah that is complete and absolute and does not require any addition. The word bid‘ah literally means ‘something that is brought into existence for the first time’ or [...]

‘Ibaadah

The common translation of ‘ibaadah in English is ‘worship’. However, the meaning in Arabic is more comprehensive. According to the Sharee‘ah, the word ‘ibaadah means ‘to obey Allah by doing all that He commands and to stay away from all that He forbids’. This is called ‘ibaadah because the Islamic meaning refers to both serving Allah and submitting to His will at [...]