Islám: The Road Ahead – Reflections of a Bahá’í on Islámic Topics, by Rowshan Mustapha

This book is dedicated to our two sons, Olinga and Balsam for their dedication to render service to all who are around them, as well as to all those who are consecrating their efforts for the betterment of the world.

Foreward

In a recent publication in French, I addressed the Muslims of North Africa living in Europe, who are finding difficulty to live their ritual life the way they would like. The changes brought about by modernity, not only affect the older generation that migrated from North Africa, but indeed totally perplexes the younger generation born in migration.

A thought that has both crossed my mind and found echo with some friends from Asia, was that English speaking Muslims and Muslims residing in English speaking countries may be confronted with difficulties similar to what we in North Africa and our immigrant brethren in Europe are experiencing, with regard to the practicing of their Faith. These difficulties are mainly due to the on-rolling modernity, because of language requirements in international relations and because of the perplexity created by the diverse teachings that emanate from different schools of Islám.

…In Part I of this book, we shall reflect on these questions in the light of the verses that God revealed in the Qur’án. It is my hope that when considered objectively, the explanation given to these concepts may bring joy and happiness to the Reader, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

Part II of this book introduces a new understanding of various subjects that reconciles religions together and concludes that the Hour has in fact struck and the promised Messiah has come.

Part III briefly introduces the Bahá’í Faith, with a glimmer from the life of Its Author, Bahá’u’lláh, His Forerunner the Báb and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá the authorized Interpreter and Expounder of the Bahá’í Faith, as well as a glimpse into the Bahá’í Teachings and Principles.

The Reader will notice that I have included the original Arabic Text for the Qur’ánic verses that have been cited. The Arabic speaking Readers will find this as both helpful and satisfying at the same time.

My only hope and sole desire from this book is to encourage the reflection upon the above mentioned questions with my brethren in the Faith of the One True Almighty God, fervently praying that the dear Readers will find increasing happiness and satisfaction as they go through it.

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ISLÁM : Le Chemin à Suivre – Réflexions d’un Bahá’í sur des sujets Islamiques et Bahá’ís, par Rowshan Mustapha

Livre: ISLÁM: Le chemin à suivre, par Rowshan Mustapha

Traduite par Ulfet Bouchoucha du livre original en anglais

ISLÁM : The Road Ahead de Rowshan Mustapha

Introduction

Islám : Quel Avenir ? Durant des dizaines d’années j’ai eu l’occasion de parler avec des amis Nord Africains, jeunes et vieux, au sujet de la religion et principalement du rapport entre l’Islám et la Foi Bahá’íe – sujet qui se renouvelle aujourd’hui autant de fois que durant les années de mes premières discussions d’il y a presque trois quart d’un siècle au paravent. Il est certain que durant ce trois quart de siècle, des changements ont eu lieu dans le monde à une cadence de plus en plus rapide modifiant tous les aspects de notre vie. Ces changements rapides dus principalement à la science et à la technologie, affectent nos modes de vie, nos mœurs et nos pensées, même si nous essayons d’y résister. Un des changements qui nous a grandement affectés, nous, les Nord Africains, est le nombre d’entre nous qui ont émigré en Europe, et principalement en France. …

Livre: ISLÁM: Le chemin à suivre, par Rowshan Mustapha

SAT: SISTEMA DE APRENDIZAJE TUTORIAL: REDEFINING RURAL SECONDARY EDUCATION IN LATIN AMERICA

INTERVENTION OVERVIEW: Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (Tutorial Learning System), also known as SAT (late 1970s– present), which was designed by the local Colombian nongovernmental organization named the Foundation for the Application and Teaching of the Sciences (Fundación para la Aplicación y Enseñanzas de las Ciencias, FUNDAEC), provides alternative lower- and upper-secondary education to rural youth in a way that integrates relevant theory and practice so that they can continue to work on their agricultural pursuits and livelihoods. The program’s trained tutors use a “learning-by-doing” methodology, such as learning mathematics and science in the context of agricultural innovation, to promote rural education and community development in marginalized communities. SAT is grounded in Baha’i principles, and it emphasizes civic engagement, social justice, and female empowerment, in addition to academic skills. SAT is accredited and recognized by governments in Colombia and Honduras, which enables graduates to continue on to attend a university or get jobs that require secondary degrees.

FINAL-SAT-Case-Study.pdf