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GLOBAL: Islam and higher education

The literature on Islam is dominated by political factors in various parts of the world. But higher education, which prepares future leaders following the religious and cultural values of a nation, is embedded in the social, economic and political contexts of that nation. Fatma Nevra Seggie and Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela have edited a book Islam and Higher Education in Transitional ... Read More »

Muslim educational attainment

Among the world’s major religious groups, Muslims have made some of the greatest gains in educational achievement in recent decades. The share of Muslim adults (ages 25 and older) with at least some formal schooling has risen by 25 percentage points in the past three generations, from fewer than half (46%) among the oldest group included in the study to ... Read More »

Kids on the streets of Kabul get another chance at childhood

Omid used to spend his days in traffic jams around Kabul, washing cars with a ragged cloth. At the end of the day, the seven-year-old took home the money he had earned so his father wouldn’t sell another piece of furniture from the house to buy drugs. Haroon began working in traffic at the age of six, as an espandi, ... Read More »

Scholars urge science education reforms in Muslim world

Scholars are urging Muslim countries to reform their science education in the university level to boost scientific and technological advancement and improve their economic development. At the seminal meeting of the Task Force on Science at Universities in the Muslim World, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 16 December, Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, science adviser for Malaysia’s Prime Minister ... Read More »

Islamic Education

Today there are about 25,000 schools in England teaching around 8 million children, comprising mainly of government-maintained primary, maintained secondary, independent, special need and other schools. 500,000 of these children are Muslims, representing 27% of British Muslims. The majority of these schools have no religious character (called community schools), maintained schools and independent schools are faith based. In relation to ... Read More »

Focus on Muslim education than triple talaq, government told

New Delhi, May 2: Instead of raking up the triple talaq issue, the government should focus more on education and other basic facilities to India’s “under-privileged” communities, including Muslims, a woman leader of the Jamaat-e-Islamic Hind (JeIH) said on Tuesday. JeIH Secretary Atiya Siddiqua said a negative image of Muslims was being portrayed to show Muslim men as dominant and ... Read More »


The Islamic College of Melbourne has a beautiful sense of community and my intention is to maintain and strengthen this. The aim of our college is to educate and encourage our children to grow up to be young men and women who will excel in all they pursue in their life; including achieving excellence in their Islamic education and values. ... Read More »

Islamic educational consultant makes successful bid on YDC complex

A New Jersey-based Islamic educational consulting firm placed the high bid for the former Youth Development Center property owned by the state. The state Department of General Services reported Thursday that it had accepted a $400,000 bid from Hira Educational Services of North America for the former YDC property along Frew Mill Road in Shenango Township. The company, located in ... Read More »

Islamic Education in South Africa

Islamic Education in South Africa The foundations of Islamic education in South Africa were laid by Imam Abdullah ibn Qadi Abd al-Salam – more popularly known as Tuan Guru. Tuan Guru was exiled to the Cape in 1780 and imprisoned on Robben Island Upon his release in 1793, he settled in Dorp Street, Cape Town, where he established the first ... Read More »

Islamic Education initiative buoys reading skills with new library

The Islamic Education & Faith Initiative has floated a new library to boost the reading culture of Nigerians. The library facility, initiated in honour of the founder of Islamic Mission Organisation (IMO), Alhaji Ayo Adeyemi was recognition of his important contribution to the organisation. Adeyemi was a prominent Islamic cleric, a writer and publisher with his own unique style of ... Read More »