As Salaamu ‘Alaikum ICN Noor Academy Families,
Yesterday we witnessed some unsettling events in our nation’s Capitol.
As we process this, it is important for us to remind each other that although we may not have control over what happens at times, we do have control over how we respond.
As Muslims our iman reassures us that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has complete control over everything, and that nothing can happen without His permission. We also know from the teachings of our Book, that with hardship also comes ease. This teaches us to be optimistic that Allah will not let us down if we turn to Him.
No matter what the crisis, we are told to come together with Haqq and Sabr – truth and justice, and patience, as in Surah al ‘Asr. We are fortunate to have been gifted with an authentic Standard of right and wrong through which we can navigate events such as this.
The faculty and staff of ICN Noor Academy realize that our students may have been watching the news with their parents or may hear family members alluding to these events. We are happy to provide space for students to address this topic at an age-appropriate level. Faculty and staff will refrain from including their own political opinions and personal judgements or labels. They will use reminders of Haqq and Sabr to guide discussions, in hopes of empowering our students to seek out the truth as they grow.
Finally, we are grateful to have an Islamic school in which we can freely mention the name of Allah and teach our students that our values stem from our belief in Him and the example of His Messenger (S).
ICN Noor Academy