Posts tagged "education and politics"

Northern Nigeria: Qur’anic Schooling and the Almajirai

by Alex Thurston This is the second post in a series on Muslim education in Northern Nigeria. Read the first post here. Muslims believe the Qur’an to be the word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, a revelation that corrects and completes earlier Messages to Prophets such as Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Muslims throughout...

And Now, This

France, lately indistinguishable from Saudi Arabia to many Americans, is considering banning the hijab from public schools. The idea gained steam when two girls were expelled from a suburban high school for wearing their veils, which the school termed “clothing of an ostentatious nature.” The Muslim girls’ father, Laurent Levy – yes, he’s Jewish – denounced the expulsion as...