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Sweden Cracks Down on Religious Schools

STOCKHOLM – The Swedish Education Minister Gustav Fridolin has announced plans to ban what he described as “sexist religious groups who are against gender equality” from running schools. “Those who don’t support fundamental values around equality and human rights should be stopped from running free schools in Sweden,” the Minister wrote in an article in …

Can a Muslim Study in Catholic Schools?

Can a Muslim Study in Catholic Schools?

I have a question about attending Catholic schools. I attend a Catholic College, and many of my Muslim friends have stated that it is not a rightful act to attend a Catholic school. However, I’m not forced to take any of the classes that relate to the Catholicism. What do you say on this?

Coeducational Schools for Girls: Yes or No?

Wa ‘Alaykum Salam, Thank you for your good question. Indeed, this is a commonly asked question, both in the West, where Muslims are in a minority situation, and in the Orient, where parents have now almost the same difficulty getting along with the challenges of globalization and modernization. This is not a choice that is …

My Problem with The High Cost of Islamic Schooling

As-salamu `alaykum my dear sister. As a parent, I can say that the situation that you present to us is one where you can never be absolutely sure that you are doing the best. When we are so committed to our children in this way, we just act with one hand and pray for guidance with …


Islamic or Multicultural Public School?

As-Salamu `Alaykum brother, Thank you for your important question which raises an issue that a lot of parents in the West inevitably face. Before we answer the question, let us think together on some of the things we want a school to provide for our children: A good education A safe playing environment Respect for …

UK Islamic School Excels in Pupils’ Behavior

A British Islamic school in Bradford has been praised by government inspectors for the “outstanding” behavior of its pupils, giving examples to other schools and following the lead of a successful legacy in the UK.

How Do Secular Schools Impact Muslim Children?

Asalamu Alaikum Ahmad, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. It is quite refreshing to see that Muslims are concerned about the affairs of their children. This is quite important, especially when they move to different environments, as it is clear from this question.  The importance of a proper environment for bringing up …

Islamic Schools Top Table of UK’s Best Schools

Both Muslim girls’ and boys’ schools in Blackburn, Lancashire, run by the Tauheedul Education Trust, beat off competition from London grammars to top the annual school performance tables coming first and third in the Department for Education’s national league tables.

Did The Prophet Say to Fight Non-Muslims?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, we have a question on a series we just completed—The Just War series–and the viewer is thanking you for a wonderful job. And then, they’re asking: what is the commentary …

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