Notes

Education reforms: A day dream

Education reforms

According to a report, 25 Million Broken Promises: The crisis of Pakistans out-of-school children, shared at the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) in October 2014, around 25 million children between five and 16 years of age were out of school and almost 85 percent dropped out before reaching the higher secondary level. Around 13.7 million - ie 55 percent - were girls and 11.4 million or 45 percent of the out-of-schoolchildren were boys.

Eid-al-Fitr

Eid Al Fitr

The first Eid of the year is known as Eid Al-Fitr. It marks the end of the month of Ramadan, which is the month in which Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset.The entire community comes together for special prayers and to congratulate each other.

Birthday of the “Speaking Qur’an”

Quran

"It is He Who has sent down to you the Book. Parts of it are definitive verses, which are the Mother of the Book (Umm al-Kitab), while others are metaphorical. As for those in whose hearts is deviance, they pursue what is metaphorical in it, seeking mischief and seeking its interpretation (to suit their whims). But no one knows its (actual) interpretation except Allah and those firmly grounded in knowledge (Rasekhouna fi’l-Ilm); they say: "we believe in it; all of it is from our Lord.” And none takes admonition except those who possess intellect.” (Holy Qur’an: 3:7)