Tuesday, February 22, 2011



Here are the summaries for
the two empirical studies found related to the subject.

Monday, February 14, 2011



Online social networks have become extremely popular these days  with the existence of numerous sites such as Facebook, Twitter, My Space and many more. These sites allows users to communicate and share content using social links.

For that reason, the second assignment on Computer Mediated Communication, we have conducted a mini research on Facebook as the corpus. 

Appendixes are also available for reference.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011



Basically, this first assignment is summary on Computer Mediated Classroom (CMC) which is illustrated in the use of chat room for language learning and teaching. Click here to get the complete view of it.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Islamic Literature: An Overview

Here is the introduction to the Islamic Literature which may help in giving a simple guideline on what we will be sharing in other coming up entries.

There are also various literary types that can be found within this period of time.

History of how Islamic Literature expanded its area is explained here.

Lastly, this overview will also cover the stories of the three significant caliphates in Islam.

What is Justice?

What is justice? Giving water to trees.  
What is injustice? Giving water to thorns.  
Justice consists in bestowing bounty in its proper place,
        not on every root that will absorb water.
A poem by Rumi (from his Mathnawi)


"I turn to right and left, in all the earth
I see no signs of justice, sense or worth:
A man does evil deeds, and all his days
Are filled with luck and universal praise;
Another's good in all he does - he dies
A wretched, broken man whom all despise."

  ~ابوالقاسم فردوسی (Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings)


“O you who Believe, be of those who stand up firmly for justice as witnesses to Allah. Let not your dislike for others cause you to swerve from justice. Be just, for justice is closest to piety”

(Qur'an 5:8)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَى أَنفُسِكُمْ أَوْ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالأَقْرَبِينَ إِنْ يَكُنْ غَنِيًّا أَوْ فَقِيرًا فَاللَّهُ أَوْلَى بِهِمَا فَلاَ تَتَّبِعُوا الْهَوَى أَنْ تَعْدِلُوا وَإِنْ تَلْوُوا أَوْ تُعْرِضُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرًا
"O ye who believe! Be ye staunch in justice, witnesses for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or (your) parents or (your) kindred, whether (the case be of) a rich man or a poor man, for Allah is nearer unto both (than ye are). So follow not passion lest ye lapse (from truth) and if ye lapse or fall away, then lo! Allah is ever Informed of what ye do."
[An-Nisa' , 135]

  • Even if the works are done by the prominent Muslim scholars, no one should have just accepted the works blindly as how they are portrayed.
  • One should have a clear knowledge about the teachings in Islam so that they can identify whether the subject matters have been discussed in line with what Islam says or not.
  • Hence, relating to the issues of unislamic elements in the Islamic literary works, specifically on the issue of justice,we will try to clarify few things or in other words, islamizing those parts in accordance with what Islam had really said from the beginning.
  • The examples will be taken from a few topics in Islamic literature subject by some of the Muslim writers.