To All My English Teachers

 

A pen resting on a blank piece of paper

I remember every English teacher I ever had—even back in the Elementary school days when it was called “Language Arts”.

It shouldn’t be surprising that English was my favourite subject. But in addition, I was also blessed with a good run of English teachers throughout my academic life (with one exception in Grade 8). I can say with confidence that the teachers who were the most influential, and most responsible for shaping my mind and inspiring my imagination were my English teachers.

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Analyzing The Words “Religion”, “Faith” and “Deen”

Apple and an orange

I don’t like the word “religion”.

This may seem odd, considering that I am a Muslim and consider myself a religious person. But one thing I’ve learned from studying the English language is that a single word can carry with it many unpleasant connotations. Continue reading “Analyzing The Words “Religion”, “Faith” and “Deen””