Table of contents

  1. Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand
  2. Pia Karlsson, Amir Mansory
  3. Jacqueline Armijo
  4. J. Mark Halstead
  5. Anna van den Kerchove
  6. Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid
  7. Helen N. Boyle, Abdenour Boukamhi
  8. Val D. Rust, Lucas Arribas Layton
  9. Shireen Abdul-Rahman A. Marghalani
  10. Amina Isanović Hadžiomerović
  11. Ina ter Avest, Cok Bakker
  12. Jørgen Bæk Simonsen, Holger Daun
  13. Jeffrey Ayala Milligan
  14. Elisabeth Özdalga

About this book


This Handbook traces and presents the fundamentals of Islam and their history and background, and provides a global and holistic, yet, detailed picture of Islamic education around the world. It introduces the reader to the roots and foundations of Islamic education; the responses of Islamic educational institutions to different changes from precolonial times, through the colonial era up to the contemporary situation. It discusses interactions between the state, state-run education and Islamic education, and explores the Islamic educational arrangements existing around the world. The book provides in-depth descriptions and analyses, as well as country case studies representing some 25 countries.

The work reflects the recent series of changes and events with respect to Islam and Muslims that have occurred during the past decades. The globalization of Islam as a religion and an ideology, the migration of Muslims into new areas of the globe, and the increasing contacts between Muslims and non-Muslims reinforce the need for mutual understanding. By presenting Islamic education around the world in a comprehensive work, this Handbook contributes to a deeper international understanding of its varieties.


sharia in a historical perspective Sunnism, Shi´ism, Sufism and education philosophy of Islamic education Waqf and Islamic economics of education in the Muslim world Ijaza – assessment methods in Islamic education colonialism, post-colonialism, Islam and education changes in Muslim orientation and views on education Islam, sexualities and education women and education in Muslim context Islamic fundamentalism, terrorism and education Islam, education and ICT education of religious minorities in Muslim countries Islam, the state, civil society and education Islam and the West: clashes and co-operations Ijaza – assessment methods in Islamic education

Editors and affiliations

  • Holger Daun
    • 1
  • Reza Arjmand
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of International EducationStockholm University StockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of SociologyLund University LundSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53620-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-0049
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-0057