Read, in the name of your Lord who has created! He has created man from a clinging clot. Read! For your Lord is the Most Gracious One, Who has taught by the pen, has taught man what he has known not! THE QURANAbove all — as the Quran commenced its instruction to the Prophet, on him be peace, and humanity — we are deeply committed to providing the poor and vulnerable full access to inclusive and equitable quality education. This is both our own experience and our unshakable conviction: Education and understanding create powerful antidotes to unrest, distrust, and war. To educate someone is, therefore, to enrich them and their society for life and beyond. That is why it too is an ever-flowing charity, Sadaqah Jariyah. From early childhood education, to primary and secondary school, to college and graduate degree and professional programs, our work to educate shows that learning lifts people out of poverty, empowers the person, gives voice to the once-silent, bridges social and cultural divides, and expands equality and justice in society. We conduct programs across the world in vocational and life-skills instruction, professional placement and re-certification, and youth science and technology. We school the orphan, widow, displaced, refugee, and impoverished; women and men, young and old.