n Journal for Islamic Studies - The worth of a traditional tutelage : reflective essays and poetry
|Article Title||The worth of a traditional tutelage : reflective essays and poetry|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||Journal for Islamic Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||226 - 234|
Much has been written about traditional Muslim education in the last decade, often termed the madrasa in common parlance. Primarily, these writings have addressed the perception that madrasas are the hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism and pose challenges to global peace and their function in Muslim societies, specifically on the Indian subcontinent and in Afghanistan. However, the term madrasa is a widely used term and means various forms of traditional tutelage for Muslims. In South Africa, it is common for Muslim children to attend afternoon classes after school where they are taught the basic beliefs and practices of the faith in addition to learning Qur҅ānic recitation.
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