Dr. Ebrahim Moosa : Islamic schools should churn out useful citizens, not dogmatically blind ignorami

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Dr. Ebrahim Moosa : Islamic schools should churn out useful citizens, not dogmatically blind ignorami

Traditional Islamic schools should not create people merely emulating life fifteen centuries ago but people who can contribute to nation-building. Dr Ebrahim Moosa, a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame speaks to AWANI Review's Zakiah Koya.

It may be baffling to some that traditional Islamic schools appear to thrive in a multi religious, multiracial and multicultural country like Malaysia. They find it rather anomalous that the concerted focus on religion is favoured and how the goals of pluralistic nation-building can be attained when Muslim children are corralled into a certain form of schooling to be taught only the religious facets, isolated from the other religions and races. Having lived under a protected shell all throughout their...

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