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Madaar: The point upon which we can revolve for refining Islamic Education
Education is the most important and powerful tool which you can use to change the world. An educated nation begets educated children which equals a harmonious environment on earth provided it is used constructively.
With the new school year only a few days away, have today’s parents and students become non-chalant, lackadaisical and discarded Islamic or maktab education? Have they forfeited the inheritance left by our beloved Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)? The inheritance of his knowledge, his principles and his complete way of life?
The value of Islamic education is priceless. Islam stands as the most rational and precise religion that Allah has given the whole mankind. It gives important education which is the process of teaching and acquiring or learning knowledge which includes beliefs, values, attitudes, manners and skills. In fact Allah sent Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) not only as His final messenger and the seal of the prophets (Quraan 33:40) but also as them great teacher to mankind.
A maktab or madrasah is vital to build an upright Islamic community. However; many parents feel that Islamic education is important; one can distinctly see that secular education is given preference over Islamic education on many levels.
Radio Islam’s Moulana Habib Bobat highlighted the importance of maktab education and South Africa being at the forefront of Islamic education in the world over. “The education system as organized as it is in South Africa, is never ever found in any part of the world Allahu Akbar”, said Moulana Bobat.