Wednesday, July 25, 2007

226)"Seek knowledge, even in China"; "Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave"(Prophet Muhammad)

1)Glowing testimonials about the Teaching Company.
2)An excellent way to accumulate knowledge for those interested in lifelong learning.
3)Very much in keeping with the Ismaili Muslim ethos of seeking knowledge wherever one can find it:


“When we find a master teacher… we should indeed, as the Teaching Company does, distribute the fruits of their labor widely and preserve them for posterity. This is the vision of the Teaching Company's ‘Great Courses’ series.”
Chris Armstrong, Managing Editor, Christianity Today

"A dream come true for the lifelong learner, The Teaching Company's The Great Courses series features a semester's or more worth of lectures in hundreds of disciplines by some of the country's leading scholars."
Video Librarian

"If you always wanted to attend Harvard, Yale or Princeton... The Teaching Company... offers Ivy League entry without the tedious application process, the astronomical fees, the undesired required courses or the pressure of final exams."
The International Herald Tribune

"Whether they're commuting to work or hammering out miles on the treadmill, people have made these digital professors part of the fabric of their lives."
Christian Science Monitor

"The Teaching Company's catalogs are a four-star menu for adults still hungry to learn."
Harvard Law Bulletin

"I've never made a secret of the fact that I consider the products from The Teaching Company to be the best value in college level education today."
Harold McFarland, Regional Editor, Midwest Book Review

"The Teaching Company... has become a force in adult education by distributing lectures by professors from some of the nation's leading universities."
The New York Times

"The professors can be outrageous, funny, controversial and challenging. They make you think, and sometimes make you argue with them, but they are rarely dull. They might even convince you to learn more, study deeper and buy more books. All that with no tests and no grades."
Austin American-Statesman

"Pure intellectual stimulation that can be popped into the [video or audio player] anytime."
Harvard Magazine

"One could devote a lifetime to the lectures from The Teaching Company, and it would be a life well spent."
AudioFile® magazine

"The Teaching Co... does not believe in the dumb-and-dumber theory of American taste, a company that competes for people's leisure time by asking them to reach up, rather than stooping down…."
Chicago Tribune

"A way to extend an educational experience usually restricted to the young and privileged to a mass market of mostly adult 'lifelong learners.' "
Anchorage Daily News


Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4(2006)
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3(1952)
Our interpretation of Islam places enormous value on knowledge. Knowledge is the reflection of faith if it is used properly. Seek out that knowledge and use it properly:Aga Khan 4(2005)