Tuesday , 27 June 2017

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THE EVENING QURANIC SCHOOL

THE EVENING QURANIC SCHOOL The Children Quranic School was established in January 2002. The school is situated at the premises of the Islamic Foundation of Ireland. The School teaches Qur’an for children aged 4 years and above. Classes are held in the evening four times a week from Monday to Thursday 4.30pm-6.30pm. For further details, please phone the Islamic Foundation ... Read More »

THE MUSLIM NATIONAL SCHOOL

As the Muslim community in Ireland believes that the education of children, not only religious education, is primarily the duty of the community, they were happy to take on the responsibility of educating Muslim children. Fortunately, this view parallels that of the Irish Educational System. The Irish Constitution states in Article 42.1. “The State acknowledges that the primary educator of ... Read More »

Islamic education in Europe

Islamic education in Europe Faith of our fathers “Fearing extremism and lack of integration, European governments want more of the continent’s imams to be home-grown“ 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 ... Read More »

The case for gender equality in the Muslim world

In the Muslim world, economic advancement depends upon women’s empowerment. “If you want to go forward, you have to give education to girls. And once you educate girls, you change the whole community. You change the whole society.” These were the wise words of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, upon being appointed the youngest ever UN Messenger for Peace at a ... Read More »

Islamophobia in the USA

The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 was a watershed moment in America’s relationship with the Arab world. Amid the grief and US military response that followed, American fear of the threat of international “terrorism” grew. George W Bush’s so-called “crusade” against what he labelled the “axis of evil” fuelled suspicion of the Middle East as ... Read More »

Eid al-Fitr 2017: First day on June 25 or 26

Muslims will be on the lookout for Eid moon on June 24 but astronomers predict it will not be visible in most of Asia. Saturday will be the 29th day of Ramadan for Saudi Arabia and the countries that started observing the fasting month on May 27. These countries will be on the lookout for the Eid moon that evening. ... Read More »

Philosophies of Islamic education

Committee room 1, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL Crowd of worshippers at Mecca Recent years have witnessed a revival of interest in Islamic education and in reconfiguring knowledge, learning and education in Muslim traditions as paramount in the study and appreciation of cultures shaped by Islam. A recently published book, ‘Philosophies of Islamic Education’ (2016), ... Read More »

Ramadan 2017: How Muslims fast in countries where the sun never sets

The holy month of Ramadan is now underway, with Muslims fasting from dawn to dusk to observe the period. But what happens when you live in a country where the sun never, or scarcely, sets? Muslims living in the Arctic Circle are experiencing some of the most challenging conditions for Ramadan as they can experience 24 hours of sunlight. People ... Read More »

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

When the Islamic Institute of America bought a Baptist church, the plan initially was to remove the pews — until the mosque’s leader objected, in part because he saw keeping the benches as a way of showing Islam’s compatibility with its sister faith. “We’re sending a message to non-Muslim visitors and friends — particularly our interfaith community and Christians,” Iman ... Read More »

Provision of Islamic education for Muslim students a constitutional right, Imam says

In an opinion piece, Imam Mohammad Elsadi argues that the provision of Islamic education for Muslim students attending state schools is a constitutional right as “the Maltese Constitution ensuring freedom of worship, equality among Maltese citizens and bans all kinds of discrimination based on faith, colour or race.” As such, Mr Elsadi, who heads Malta’s Muslim community, says that “Maltese ... Read More »