Allah guides! We believe that guidance is a matter between the Allah and the learner. Allah reveals through the Quran:
Indeed, [O Muḥammad], you do not guide whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided. (Al-Quran 28:56)
All that we can do is to develop learning experiences that fulfil the conditions mentioned in the following ayat of the Quran. Allah reveals:
Invite to the way of your Rabb with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Rabb is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided. (Al-Quran 16:125)
We do this with the belief in the following ayat which reveals what Allah has willed:
And that there is not for man except that [good] for which he strives (Al-Quran 53:39)
Our learning experiences are about being able to get guidance from Allah. They are being designed for construction of knowledge of emaan and Islam by the learner and its reflection in actions. These learning experiences are being designed considering Vygotsky, Bandura’s learning theories and cognitive science for formation of enduring memories while relying on dialogical halaqah as the central pedagogical practice. As the internalization of emaan construct requires deep learning, we have designed our learning experiences in such a way that the learners start with surface level learning moving slowly towards deep learning by reconstructing knowledge through experience and dialogue.
Our learning experiences can be termed as junctions where positive psychology meets spirituality and learning theories meet Islamic pedagogy.