The race to score A’s and its implications


The yearly examination results announcement season is here again and as usual the nation celebrates the achievements of top scorers not realizing that Malaysians' preoccupation with "scoring" in school examinations does no one any favours. For the high-achieving students themselves, it instills the perception that straight A’s are the be-all and end-all of school life. … Continue reading The race to score A’s and its implications

The Child’s Rights: The Parents’ Duties


Islam’s general approach to children may be summarized in a few principles: First, it is a divine injunction that no child may become the cause of harm to the parents (Al-Baqarah 2:233). Secondly, by implication the parents should reciprocate and cause the child no harm either. The Qur’an recognizes very clearly that parents are not … Continue reading The Child’s Rights: The Parents’ Duties