The Emergence of Islamic Schools: A Contextual Background

  • Shaikh Abdul MabudEmail author


Since the 1980s, many Islamic schools have been set up in Australia, Europe and North America with the aim of imparting Islamic education to children in an environment where they are able to develop a strong sense of religious and cultural identity and where their values are respected. These schools try to achieve some kind of integration between religious and secular education within an Islamic environment. This chapter makes a comparative study of the philosophical principles of Islamic and secular schools and highlights their distinctive features. The chapter also discusses how to develop an educational curriculum that encourages pupils to practise Islamic values and develop mutual respect.


Islamic schools Secular schools Religious education Secular education Citizenship Islamic identity Moral development Spiritual development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universiti Brunei DarussalamBandar Seri BegawanBrunei Darussalam

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