Deschooling Our Minds: The 3 Lessons To Expel

Deschooling mainly refers to leaving the school system to start homeschooling.  What I mean by deschooling our minds is to give them a second life outside the school system.  For better or worse, schools affect our love for...

Learning How to Learn: The Foundation for Lifelong Learners

Why learning how to learn?  When you invest money in a project, it is normal to expect a return. Right?  The highest is the return, the better it is.  The same with learning.  If you invest time, effort, or/and money in your education, you want to...

Is There a Solution for the Half-Life of Knowledge?

I’ve always been impressed by the encyclopedic minds of the past- people who had a vast knowledge of diverse subjects.  For example, “the renaissance man” Leonardo Da Vinci was not only interested in painting, but also in sculpting, engineering,...

7 Lessons from Luqman that Will Make You Wise

No need to climb mountains to find wisdom. Wisdom is closer than you might think. It takes Allah eight ayats to summarize the wisdom of Luqman.  In them, we’ll find a series of interconnected topics ranging from our relationship with God to how we communicate. ...

Gaining Wisdom is the Ultimate Goal of Knowledge Seekers

Seeking knowledge is a means of gaining wisdom.  Or at least, this is how it should be.  We generally associate wisdom with experience and age. The wise is the old man or woman who counsels, guides, or sees what others don’t.  Our life would be much better with...

Can Muslims Do a Better Work At Seeking Knowledge?

Before diving into the Muslims’ misconceptions about seeking knowledge, let’s see what we can agree upon:   1- Islam encourages us to seek knowledge.  2- Muslims are not knowledge seekers.   So the question that imposes...