Islam and education: conflict and conformity in Pakistan's madrassahs

Ali, Saleem H. Islam and education: conflict and conformity in Pakistan's madrassahs. Karachi, Pakistan: Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Author Ali, Saleem H.
Title Islam and education: conflict and conformity in Pakistan's madrassahs
Place of Publication Karachi, Pakistan
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication year 2009
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780195476729
Language eng
Total number of pages 214
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Islamic educational institutions have come under intense public scrutiny in recent years because of their perceived linkage to militancy. However, much of the research thus far has relied upon anecdotal accounts and investigative journalism. In particular, Pakistani madrassahs (or seminaries), have been the focus of much media coverage. Islam and Education aims to provide an empirically-grounded analysis of madrassahs in Pakistan, thereby informing the larger discussion of the role of Islamic education in conflict causality.

Unlike earlier works that have focused primarily on the curriculum of madrassahs, this book provides a comprehensive examination of Islamic education as an integrated social movement. The ultimate aim of Islam and Education is to prevent the escalation of existing regional conflict as well as the perceived conflict between Islam and the West, while providing guidance to policymakers regarding their attempt to reform educational institutions.
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