Thursday , 21 June 2018

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KP govt makes Quranic education compulsory in schools

ISLAMABAD: The PTI government in KPK has outsmarted all other provinces in moving towards the implementation of a new scheme of studies to impart Quranic education with translation to Muslim students from class I-XII in all schools throughout the province from this year’s new academic session. Although the mainstream media either ignored or underplayed this development, the KPK government Wednesday ... Read More »

A “model” Islamic education from Turkey?

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – In the Beyoglu Anadolu religious school in Istanbul, gilded Korans line the shelves and on a table lies a Turkish translation of “Eclipse,” a vampire-based fantasy romance by U.S. novelist Stephanie Meyer. No-one inside the school would have you believe this combination of Islamic and western influences demonstrates potential to serve as a ‘moderate’ educational antidote to ... Read More »

Did the U.S. Education Department introduce an Islamic indoctrination program for public schools?

The Volusia County Republican Party says that the federal government is promoting Islam to public school children. “The United States Department of Education has introduced an Islamic indoctrination program for the public schools, called ‘Access Islam,’” states the mass email sent by the party April 2. The email said that classroom instructions have students learning “the core duties of Muslims” ... Read More »

Islamic education and tuition centre closes down

An Islamic education and tuition centre in east London has closed down. The Siddeeq Academy, in Whitechapel, provided support for parents who wished to educate their children at home. The college said its closure was not motivated by a lack of business or profit, but rather a “government witch-hunt targeting the Muslim community”. Its director was one of nine people ... Read More »

Claim: Department of Education Indoctrinates Students Into Islam

Christian Action Network has sent a “Letter of Demand” to the U.S. Department of Education “mandating that it cease its Islamic education program for the nation’s public schools.” The Islamic education program is made available to schools and teachers through the PBS LearningMedia website. Christian Action Network warns that if the conditions of its “Letter of Demand” are not met ... Read More »

2nd CES/WRERU Islamic Education Summer School

Warwick Islamic Education Summer Schools The first Islamic Education Summer School, held in September 2016 at Warwick University, marked the formation of a learning community consisting of practitioners and researchers coming from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The aim was to establish a collegial academic space within which research-based reflective practice in Islamic Education would be encouraged. During the first gathering, the ... Read More »

Philosophies of Islamic education

Philosophies of Islamic education 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), stands in tandem to this call and makes pioneering theoretical and historical contributions, which ... Read More »

Azamgarh mosques double up as primary schools

There are more than 100 mosques in Azamgarh city and around 40 per cent offer primary education. Amid the mushrooming convent schools, mosques still continue to be popular centres of learning at least up to the primary class level in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district. The trend is more common in cities and towns where Islamic primary schools are rare. There ... Read More »

Friday no more weekly holiday for government-run high madrassas in Assam

The Assam government has decided to discontinue the weekly holiday on Friday in some of government-run high madrassas in the state, said Health & Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday. The Assam government has decided to discontinue the weekly holiday on Friday in some of government-run high madrassas in the state, said Health & Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma ... Read More »

Can an Islamic education produce critical thinking?

The closure of the secondary section of the Al-Madinah free school in Derby will be celebrated by those who oppose free schools and what are euphemistically labelled “faith” schools. Whatever the stated objections to them it is left to bloggers to warn of indoctrination. The bloggers say what many people fear and fear to say – that Islamic schools are ... Read More »