Al-Salam alaikum and welcome.
This blog has been created primarily to serve as a learning aid for students taking my courses namely, modern history of Europe, Muslim nations in contemporary history and Introduction to history.
Many of you probably attended the finals of Kulliyyah Champions Cup 2008 (Soccer) on the 1st of August. The final score is 4-2. Our team is so good that they score 5 goals! Congrats to the team. Anybody from my classes is part of the team? Our cheering squad (HS hooligans) also lent significant helps- providing the loudest cheers of the night. Kudos to everybody.
The idea of having a web resource for my classes have had been thought of since long time ago. Time factors prevented it from becoming reality. I first started this simple class blog around July 2007. Though not web savvy (rather a novice)I was updating the blog quite regularly, uploading new info etc especially for Modern Europe. However, on 3rd of August 2007, my wife returned to the Mercy of Allah so suddenly (heart complication, which is hard to detect medically). Her stint at ICU was short about 8 hours and passed away peacefully on Friday. Following this unexpected turn of event, the class blog had to be temporarily abandoned. Naturally, I could not allocate enough time for blog maintenance anymore as my roles and responsibilities had changed very dramatically. Similarly, test, M-term papers etc could not be graded in a timely manner. Besides, it was quite difficult for students to touch base with me in my office during those days. My class blog was out-poured by numerous condolence messages from students. It was very heart-warming. Unfortunately, they were unintentionally deleted.
Ramadhan Karim and best wishes, September 2007