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Universities back Muslim handshake rule

Universities back Muslim handshake rule At least three of the nation’s leading universities are advising students to respect Muslims on campus by acknowledging followers of Islam are not permitted to shake hands with the opposite sex. The information, which is ­designed to foster a greater understanding of “Muslim identities’’, is provided online for students at Adelaide’s Flinders University, Perth’s Curtin ... Read More »

Science in the Muslim World: Weak Research, Strong Female Participation

CAIRO—The overall state of science at universities in the Muslim world is poor, despite recent improvements and the strong participation of women among those studying science. Those are the main findings of a recent report, “Science at Universities of the Muslim World,” published by the Pakistan-based Muslim World Science Initiative. Experts didn’t hide their frustration at the report’s conclusions. “The ... Read More »

Mennonite education provided to Afghan-American Muslim woman leads her to key roles in world peacebuilding

The culturally mixed background of the Afghan-American Muslim keynote speaker fit well with the diverse attendees from 21 countries at the first “Frontier Luncheon” during the six-week Summer Peacebuilding Institute. Palwasha L. Kakar told the audience of about 100 that her religious faith underpins all her efforts to empower women across the Islamic world. “In the field, it’s really faith ... Read More »

Crisis of Education in the Muslim World

Crisis of Education in the Muslim World The Crisis of Education in the Muslim World.” Fandy argued that muslim intellectuals have struggled for decades to institute a pedagogical “software” that would encourage students to engage with the West and take up the challenge of reforming their national cultures from within to make them compatible with modern, global society. For reasons ... Read More »

Muslim universities

The prestigious international journal, ‘Nature’, (UK) recently published an article titled ‘Institutions: Revive universities of the Muslim world’, in which the authors were critical of the universities in the Muslim world. The general perception is that no university in the Muslim world is in the top 500 universities of the world. However, nothing is further from the truth. There are ... Read More »

CES/WRERU Islamic Education Summer School

In association with Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit Centre for Education Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warwick Since their mass arrival after the Second World War, Muslim communities in the UK and across Western Europe have experienced a complex set of socio-economic, political and educational challenges. The rise of religiously motivated global terrorism, home-grown extremism and overwhelmingly ... Read More »

Education for Muslim children in Myanmar

LWF supports communities with schools, teacher training and student kits (LWI) – The noise of 150 primary school children in one room is deafening. In colourful clothes they sit on the floor of a “Temporary Learning Space” (TLS) in Nget Chaung-2, a camp for internally displaced people near Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The TLS is an informal ... Read More »

Islamic education in Europe (Faith of our fathers)

Islamic education in Europe (Faith of our fathers) FOR a snapshot of how Europeans, Muslim and non-Muslim, learn about Islam, visit the Centrum mosque near Hamburg railway station. A converted public bath, it is one of about 60 prayer spaces serving 200,000 Muslims in the city. This community’s roots are in a Turkish Islamist movement, Milli Gorus (National Vision) which ... Read More »

The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinking

On average, Muslim men around the world have more formal schooling than women, a fact well-known by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai and other Muslim activists for female education. But while the Muslim gender gap in education remains large, relative to most other major religious groups, it has narrowed in recent generations: Muslim women have made greater educational gains than ... Read More »

Education in Saudi Arabia

When Saudi Arabia formally became a nation in 1932, education was largely limited to instruction for a select few in Islamic schools. Today, public education—from primary education through college—is open to every Saudi citizen. Background Saudi education is noted for its religious content. As of 2016, Religious Studies average a total of nine periods a week at the primary school ... Read More »