With the education system holding a prominent place in most of our lives, it is our duty to Islamise it so our children can receive a good and religious upbringing. Although this might sound like an extremist type of statement, the importance of doing this can not be underestimated.
In this well researched lecture, Bilal Philips provides detailed reasoning as to why Islamisation of Education must occur. He points out the common pitfalls involved with regular education systems, such as the focus on money and profits instead of quality education, most of the curriculum being ‘useless knowledge’, and incorrect knowledge such as the Theory of Evolution.
From an Islamic viewpoint, Bilal Philips points out that children have a fundamental right to go to a Muslim school, and it is haram for the parents to send them to a non-Muslim school. He also advises that the subjects must be taught from an Islamic perspective for a school to be truly called an Islamic school, and gives examples of how we can Islamicise the school content.
Bilal Philips is also a strong proponent of introducing moral teachings into the curriculum, to ensure children are brought up with a good base for righteous character. In conjunction with proper teaching of the Quran, and he warns strongly against the common beatings conducted by Quran teachers, a child will be able to gain the maximum benefits from their time in the education system.
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