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Islamic Education

Tools in Crafting our Best Muslim Selves: Some Reflections on Islamic Education in a Global Age

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

Recent sensational headlines involving Muslim extremists--and the actions of the extremists themselves--have contributed to challenges facing Muslim educators, as well as obscured the important work that these educators are doing the world over.

Why We Need to Reform Islamic Studies In Schools Across The Muslim World

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

As a child, I fell in love with a merciful God. My curiosity increased as I grew older, but the mullah always had a "thou shall never question" in response to my interest. Today, the Muslim youth wants to understand Islam. But their curiosity is often misunderstood as lack of faith.

Malala's Lessons For The Muslim World

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen

It is the duty of all of us to do more to enable millions of bright minds like Malala to have better prospects and bring down the false obstacles in front of women erected in the name of traditions or the misinterpretation or manipulation of religious teachings.

The Importance Of Teaching Religion Well

Nausheen Husain | Posted 07.15.2011 | Religion
Nausheen Husain

Most people who decide to leave their childhood religion say they did so before the age of 24. This makes it clear that the role of a religious education teacher is crucial in a young adult's life.

Germany Experiments With Training, Certifying Imams

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Niels Sorrells Religion News Service BERLIN (RNS) As Islamic life and society claims an ever larger place across western Europe, imams increasingl...

Hardline Pakistani Schools Draw In Foreigners

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT and ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Anas bin Saleem, a 12-year-old American, spends seven hours a day sitting cross-legged on the floor memorizing the Quran. H...