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Copyright Guidelines

work_licensed-dari.pngWe invite users to contribute new resources to the Darakht-e Danesh Library, but we want to ensure that uploaded works are as usable as possible. To that end, if you are the original creator of your upload (ie. you did not take any ideas or content from anywhere else), we recommend that you use the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license requires that you are credited for your work, but it also allows other people to re-use and adapt the resource for their own teaching.

If you translated the resource you’re uploading from another language, you can still use the Creative Commons Attribution license for your work as a translator. However, translations need to show the licensing of the original work as well as the translation. Thus, if you didn’t create the work you’re translating from yourself, see below.

Works taken from third-party websites, books, or other sources will often not be under the same license as we recommend for original uploads. That’s fine – we just want to make sure that uploads can be re-used and adapted. Thus, we require not that the resource be available for free but rather that it is under a free license. Any license that allows distribution and adaptation is fine; examples of acceptable licenses include Creative Commons Attribution, Attribution-ShareAlike, Attribution-NonCommercial, or Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (but NOT No Derivatives). Works that are in the public domain (not covered by copyright) can also be used. Please make sure to include a source for your upload, including both the author or publisher and (where relevant) the source URL.

For more about copyright, please see Copyright Help.

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.