Striving For Excellence In This World And Hereafter
Author : Jamea Al Kauthar | Published On : 03 May 2021
A Muslim school is an Islamic secondary school that focuses on the regular curriculum subjects and Islamic studies. These schools are like any other traditional schools where students are engaged and challenged to excel in their learnings. Students get equal opportunities to develop their skills and increase their knowledge.
The Muslim schools emphasize skills required for life and work and address the needs of individual Muslim students and the multicultural communities in which they live. These schools have the state-of-the-art facilities and even boarding facilities for boys and girls. In the UK, nearly 50% of the British Muslims opt for Muslim schools or Islamic boarding schools to choose how the education will help them in their adult lives.
The Muslim schools follow similar procedures for admission to the students. They have staff and core subject teachers who are experts in their field of expertise. Admission to Muslim schools is considered quite competitive as students have to take an entrance test.
Sharia Laws – For Progressive Values
The Islamic boarding schools are like any other secular boarding school except that they follow strict rules as per sharia laws. Some of these boarding schools are like the Madrasas (Arabic word for Islamic school). The curriculum is slightly different from that of the regular British Muslim schools.
The Islamic boarding schools emphasize on learning the Arabic language. From reciting and understanding the Quran, all aspects of the Islamic teachings, reading about Hadiths, Islamic history, and Islamic laws are taught in the schools. The students have to pray five times a day as per the Islamic laws, and for this, a typical day starts at 4 am for the students.
The Islamic schools teach the regular subjects, but just about the basics. Apart from allotting time for learning Arabic, students are taught different subjects like mathematics, science, and computer technology. The Islamic schools emphasize its students to pass their GCSE quickly and to focus intensively on Islamic studies. Here the students have no chance of a retake in regular subjects if they fail; it is over in that subject.
Most of the teachers in Islamic boarding schools are from the subcontinent and speak English, Urdu, and Arabic. The boarding schools usually have Pakistani cooks, so the food here is considered excellent in terms of quality and taste.
Rules are pretty strict in Islamic boarding schools. The educational institutions follow rules that are based on the Shariah laws. No music, radios, restricted mobile, Television, and internet use, and girls dress code included no earring Jeans without the Jilbab. (A loose fit overcoat).
Last but not the least, debates over faith-based schools have been growing in recent years as a greater number of Islamic schools are operating in The West. Studies have been conducted to find the impact of religious studies on social cohesion among students of multicultural faith. However, contrary to popular opinions, it was found that most of the Islamic schools could facilitate the participation of Muslims in the mainstream institutions by equipping them with worldly knowledge.