The Islamic Educators’ Communication Network (IECN) is a listserv that exists to promote the continual development and quality of Islamic schools and its educators. Consequently, posts that are not directly related to education are not allowed. Please note, these guidelines are subject to revision. Updates will be posted on the mailing list and will be part of our new website.
The IECN strives to maintain a professional atmosphere and mode of interaction at all times. Disagreements are expected in the course of communication but must happen respectfully with appropriate Islamic manners (adab).
ADVERTISING JOB OPENINGS:
Job openings from ISLA Member Schools may be advertised on the IECN; if your school is not an ISLA Member, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the school’s Name, City, and State along with YOUR Name and relationship to the school. Fees do apply. If you are a Member School, send an email with a PDF file describing the position to email@example.com. Admin will then post the job advertisement to both the website and the IECN.
ADVERTISING OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS:
Posts advertising services, businesses or products by IECN members are not allowed. Education-related businesses may become Corporate Members of the ISLA and have their business or product advertised thereafter. To find out more, contact IECN admin <firstname.lastname@example.org> with your request for placing an ad. Fees do apply.
Individuals may not send out CVs or Resumes on the IECN. Potential employers should be contacted directly and off list.
Topics of shared interest to listserv members should be discussed only as they relate to the field of education. For example, Islamophobia, political events, or social issues should be discussed within the purview of how they relate to the field of education, such as their impact on students’ social and emotional development, or how a school might develop, implement, and teach about the issues.
DISCUSSIONS OF ISLAMIC LAW/RULES (FIQH):
All issues discussed on this forum must be presented in an educational context while maintaining respect and tolerance for differences of opinion. Questions about how one implements curricular decisions that are often the subject of religious debate are acceptable, with the understanding that no one religious perspective will be endorsed, favored, or forced upon others. Personal questions about Islamic law (fiqh) should be referred to one’s preferred religious scholar and applied as one wishes in their own classroom, school, or life.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMUNITY-EVENTS:
Announcements regarding a school’s or students’ accomplishments are allowed. However, the IECN should not be included in emails advertising upcoming events or community-specific events that are not relevant to a broader audience.
Forwarding emails is not allowed on the IECN. Instead, a new e-mail should be created and only relevant information should be pasted into the new email. An introduction to that material should be provided to indicate the relationship between the material and its relevance to education.
The ISLA does not allow hate speech. Hate speech is any advocacy of national, racial, religious, or sectarian hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility, or violence.
USE OF IECN EMAIL ADDRESSES:
Email addresses from the IECN may not be shared with any other entity whatsoever, such as other listservs, businesses or non-profit organizations.
The ISLA appreciates your adherence to these guidelines. While every attempt will be made to alert subscribers to a violation of these terms, those who do not follow these guidelines may be removed from the listserv without prior notice.