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Reflections On Creativity

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Edris Khamissa

Channel: Edris Khamissa

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Creativity carries many meanings. We usually consider someone such as a painter or photographer to be creative but often forget the creative skills of the business mogul, the shop manager or the mother who entertains her children every day. They each share a key trait, a skill which is at the root of all creativity and that is the ability to solve problems.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I feel very passionate about creativity. Because what I see throughout my life and my experiences both as an educator, when I travel to many countries in the world, I find that our schools squelch creativity. They robbed children about the possibilities of what they can do, we can promote creativity by not saying it's only black and white. We need to look at the nuances, the ambiguity, and we need to do that we often stifle the creativity of our children, by making the television the babysitter. We stifle the creativity of our children, by not letting them to explore what's in the mind. We do not allow them to reveal what is important, we do

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not allow them to participate in creative play. And you and I know our Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam use play as a methodology. We have, on the one hand, our relationship with our Creator. At the same time, we have a relationship with humanity at large, and we got to make sure in both those relationships, it is critical that you fulfill our responsibility to Allah, our Creator. At the same time, we fulfill our commitment to the oma