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:D brothers and sisters, i hope everyone are well, healthy and in their best Iman.

 

I have been wanting to enforce this topic for quite a while:

 

What's preferrable for a Muslim child being brought up in the UK or US etc- to attend an Islamic School or the normal state schools such as primary, secondary... (if you live in America then it would be 1st grade 2nd grade etc, i think :D )

 

I would be grateful to hear your views

 

wasalams

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:D brothers and sisters, i hope everyone are well, healthy and in their best Iman.

 

I have been wanting to enforce this topic for quite a while:

 

What's preferrable for a Muslim child being brought up in the UK or US etc- to attend an Islamic School or the normal state schools such as primary, secondary... (if you live in America then it would be 1st grade 2nd grade etc, i think :D )

 

I would be grateful to hear your views

 

wasalams

 

I would avoid public schools, regardless of your faith. The public school system in the US is terrible.

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Salaam,

 

religious schools of any desciption normally have a better ethos and therefore offer a better learning environment. I believe that it is important for children to learn about many cultures and religions though, and I would not like to send my child to a school which was overly focussed on one religion. I know that having gone to a secular, state school the national curriculum ensured I learned the basics of the major religions.

 

Peace and Love,

 

DARLA

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Assalamu alaikum

 

Salaam,

 

religious schools of any desciption normally have a better ethos and therefore offer a better learning environment. I believe that it is important for children to learn about many cultures and religions though, and I would not like to send my child to a school which was overly focussed on one religion. I know that having gone to a secular, state school the national curriculum ensured I learned the basics of the major religions.

 

Peace and Love,

 

DARLA

 

I agree. My secondary school education is at an independant Islamic school, and even though the learning atmosphere is generally better off, we don't get to interact with people of other faiths at school and for many this stays the same when outside of school as many of their friends are also their classmates and of the same faith, background etc. In this manner, many people remain ignorant to the beliefs of others and that can't possibly be a good thing in a multicultural society.

 

The whole school day is centered around Islamic principles, similiar to that found in a Catholic school, i suppose(e.g. prayer in the morning). Although world religions are taught up till year 9, the rest is pretty much Islamic based and the GCSE examinations in religious studies are specific to Islam.

 

Ma'assalama

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well, i didn't get to go to an Islamic School, but I would definately send my kids to one.

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Thats a hard one. For UK, i would say go for a state school. Alright fine they learn about Islam in an Islamic school, but to be honest, one often becomes intolerant to other beliefs cultures and people and it can be a BIG trouble when it comes to university when they dont know how to handle themselves in the real world.

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Some of the schooling points are discussed here:

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Islamic school. I don't care if they don't know jack about other religions, most important thing is they grow up in an enviroment accepted by their religion, and one that encourages Islamic behaviour.

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Islamic school learn more about your religion... state school can be corruptive because you get influenced by the non muslims...

 

ma'salamah

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Assalamu alaikum

 

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Islamic school learn more about your religion... state school can be corruptive because you get influenced by the non muslims...

 

ma'salamah

Only if you let them. Btw, all non-Muslims do not have bad traits. There are plenty of Muslims who aren't a very good example to abide by, either.

 

Ma'assalama

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Assalamu alaikum

 

I am a sister. :D

 

Go back and read it, brother. Probably just a reading error on your part. :D

 

Ma'assalama

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Probably just a reading error on your part.

 

Not at all. I don't want to be teaching you English here, but I think you meant: not all non-Muslims have bad traits, and with this, I agree.

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Assalamu alaikum

 

How is that much different from what i said? :D

all non-Muslims do not have bad traits.

 

Ma'assalama

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i suppose bro teyyar has a point but sometimes we dont make sense sp suppose it doesnt matter because we all understand now...

 

ma'salamah

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we don't get to interact with people of other faiths at school and for many this stays the same when outside of school as many of their friends are also their classmates and of the same faith, background etc. In this manner, many people remain ignorant to the beliefs of others and that can't possibly be a good thing in a multicultural society.

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That is sooo wrong!! :D We have always been able to interact with people from different religions and cultures! I and my siblings never had a problem with that.... we know just as much about different religions and cultures (OR MORE) than most public school kids... from what I see me and my siblings and I seem to know MORE not only other peoples backgrounds, but alot more of Islam than the muslim kids that go to public school here..

 

Definitely if you have the choice, put your children in Islamic schools (even if they are not at the best ratings as other schools) you dont need all the stuff they teach in public schools! and anything you think the muslim school is lacking, you should take upon yourself to teach your children!

 

Me and my siblings went to public school for the first couple of years and then our parents brought us out and homeschooled us (through this one system that is now spreading everywhere masha'Allah)

 

people think that your kids wont understand the outside world if they are homeschooled or put in Islamic schools, but from my view, now that i experieced it, I think I understand a whooooole lot better than some! i can see right through public school kids too B) lol

 

dont put your kids environment of public schools (if you dont have to)! you are surronding them by haram...

 

also we as muslims arent supposed to form such close relationships with nonmuslims... so like doesnt matter so much if we can interact with them so well or not

 

Allahu alam

 

(there was this one excellent article on this subject in al jummah magazine... ill really want to find it again masha'Allah)

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Islamic school. I don't care if they don't know jack about other religions, most important thing is they grow up in an enviroment accepted by their religion, and one that encourages Islamic behaviour.

 

good on ya mate masha'Allah

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I would NEVER send my kids to a state school. If i didnt have the money or whatever to send them to an Islamic school, i'd teach em myself lol

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thank you everybody who posted their opinions :D

I just wanted to hear out your views because I've been worried about how the next generation will be socialised in Education...

 

I'm not saying that state schools are totally bad or anything. I went to a state school but i knew my religion and which direction i should head towards no matter what they taught me. I got an insight into other religions by going to a state school but i kept my faith in Allah (swt) and adhered to the teaching of Islam. So yes, it's up to the individual at the end of the day but it doesn't mean everyone are like that...

 

Going to an Islamic school would be good, in the sense that it socialises young people into the Islamic way of life from the early stages- and they grow up around that environment, hence can adhere to it. None of my brothers or sisters went to an Islamic school but we're deciding to send my neice and nephews to an Islamic school because their parents tend to worry alot about sending them to a state school...

 

BTW, what are your views on mixed schools and single-gender schools?

 

wasalams

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I would NEVER send my kids to a state school. If i didnt have the money or whatever to send them to an Islamic school, i'd teach em myself lol

 

:D sister

 

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i had the same idea in my mind too. This debate took place between some muslim brothers and sisters at my college and i blatantly bleated out 'i'm gonna raise my children at home and when they turn 16 they can educate in college and uni'... and later i was like :D is that possible??? because you can only enter college which GCSE qualifications in England...

 

wasalams

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Definitely Islamic school. As Teyyar said I don't care if my children don't know about other religions. These are the benefits: They can pray one time, halal foods, Islamic dress code, and being around Muslims. Whats is wrong with having only Muslim friends? It's better I say. But it all leads too Muslims staying in Non-Muslim countries. There wouldn't be a need for Islamic school if Muslims were in Muslim countries. Because all schools would be Islamic (hopefully).

 

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:D i went to a secondary Islamic school :D , it was xcellent the best place id ever been to, we were all like a big family, helping eachother.....:D id like to send my children to an Islamic school, beacuse they would get both Islamic aswel as the national (english,maths, science etc) education :D i, myself benifited from my school, it taught me alot of things :D how to deal with things Islamically how to live my life according to the qur'an & sunnah etc...... :D and the pass rate for GCSE's is quite high aswel :D :D

 

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Well Islamic schools, some of them, are quite expensive. I deffinately agree there seems to be far more benefits with the Islamic school.

 

I went to a state, and alhamdulillah its been allrigh, quite a few problems with racism and stuff like that. I guess there would be fewer bullying and such like in an Islamic school, insha'Allah. Some top Islamic schools dotted about in the UK. As single sex school is better in my opinion, i went to an all girls school, was alahmdulillah good. No distraction from boys, no temptations and you can actually concentrate better i think. So i favour them. Mixed is far worse, way too many temptations and it can really influence you into some bad stuff....just my thoughts.

 

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