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Schooling Islam: Modern Muslim Education (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)
Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the public has grappled with the relationship between Islamic education and radical Islam. Media reports tend to paint madrasas--religious schools dedicated to Islamic learning--as medieval institutions opposed to all that is Western and as breeding grounds for terrorists. Others have claimed that without reforms, Islam and the West ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published December 18th 2006 by Princeton University Press
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Great overview of different forms and styles of Islamic education throughout the world from Britain to Indonesia. It takes apart the idea of what is a madrasa especially following the 9/11 attacks and war in Afghanistan. It shows very clearly that madrasas are not places of terrorism/violence but actually a system of education that has been around for centuries and is struggling to come to terms with modernity.