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Attaining the ‘Islamic’ in Islamic Schools

  • Abdullah ElleissyEmail author
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Abstract

The reasons behind the establishment of Islamic schools in the West may vary and so do the factors that influence the decisions of parents and guardians. However, irrespective of the motives, there is a dire need to revisit the whole notion of what the ‘Islamic’ entails so that its interpretation and manifestation are not left to the mercy of cultural practices or prevalent understandings. A sincere and genuine approach in analysing the notion of the ‘Islamic’ in our existing Islamic schools compels us to go back in history to contemplate the prevalent norms, practices and pedagogies that were embraced by our predecessors who played a significant role in shaping the society as a whole and in reforming individuals.

Keywords

Islamic schools West Analysing Islamic Pedagogies Reformation Predecessors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Darul Ulum College of VictoriaFawknerAustralia

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