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Muslim education faces tests in Bengal

Muslim education faces tests in Bengal Blocks with higher concentration of Muslims have fewer number of schools, it says. In his speech in the Budget session of the West Bengal Assembly, the Governor praised the Trinamool Congress government for the “holistic development of minorities” — especially in the education sector. However, a recent report co-produced by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s ... Read More »

Peel school board changes controversial decision on Muslim prayers

Peel school board changes controversial decision on Muslim prayers The Peel District School Board is reversing its controversial decision that forced Muslim students to use a limited number of pre-approved sermons for their Friday prayers. A revised procedure released on Friday allows students either to deliver their own sermons or choose from several pre-written ones approved by local imams. School ... Read More »

Muslim leader calls for secular education at state schools

Muslim leader calls for secular education at state schools ‘State schools should not teach religious doctrine, but provide students with basic knowledge about every religion’ Education at state schools should be secular and void of religious doctrine, the leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Malta has said. Laiq Ahmed Atif told MaltaToday at a conference that religious education at ... Read More »

Muslim prayers in schools get provincial endorsement following intense meeting.

Muslim prayers in schools get provincial endorsement following intense meeting. Liberal ministers Mitzie Hunter and Michael Coteau issue statement of support the morning after a Peel school board meeting where tempers flared and police had to clear the room. The morning after a tense meeting at the Peel board — where a protester tore up a Quran and others yelled ... Read More »

U.S.-Islamic World Forum Considers Challenges Facing Arab Higher Education

U.S.-Islamic World Forum Considers Challenges Facing Arab Higher Education As part of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, which met in Washington, DC, in mid April, Safwan Masri, Director of Columbia University’s Middle East Center in Amman, and Katherine Wilkens, AMIDEAST Vice President for Communications, co-chaired a Working Group on Higher Education in the Arab World. The group brought together a distinguished ... Read More »

Germany seeks to undermine Islamic extremists with religious education

Germany seeks to undermine Islamic extremists with religious education Around 600 people have left Germany in the last year to go fight with extremist groups like the self-declared Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to German security officials. And law enforcement authorities are taking various steps to stem the flow. Another thing Germany is doing to pre-empt the radicalization ... Read More »

University of Iowa to offer Islamic Psychology class

University of Iowa to offer Islamic Psychology class IOWA CITY — Students across the state, nation and world this fall will have the chance to take a new University of Iowa-based course about Islamic psychology, something new in academics. Introduction to Islamic Psychology is the start of what UI adjunct professor Carrie York Al-Karam hopes will blossom into an Islamic ... Read More »

Truman State grapples with controversial anti-Muslim speaker

Truman State grapples with controversial anti-Muslim speaker Truman State University has become this week the latest of a long line of schools to become entangled in an intensifying debate over how students should respond to campus speakers whose views they find objectionable. In the span of several weeks, protesters at three college campuses — Claremont McKenna College, the University of ... Read More »

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Muslims

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Muslims Introduction ING has been delivering educational presentations about Muslims and their faith for over two decades. The following are answers to some of the most common questions that ING and its affiliates across the country have encountered in that time. While many of the answers address issues like the creed that are well ... Read More »

MALEK FAHD ISLAMIC SCHOOL: EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS DECISION TO AXE COMMONWEALTH FUNDING

MALEK FAHD ISLAMIC SCHOOL: EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS DECISION TO AXE COMMONWEALTH FUNDING AUSTRALIA’S biggest Muslim school faces closure after the federal Education Department yesterday confirmed a decision to axe $15 million in funding from Friday. An audit of Malek Fahd Islamic School in Greenacre found financial mismanagement, a failure to prove it was a run as a not-for-profit organisation and ... Read More »