By Robert W. Hefner,Muhammad Qasim Zaman
Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the general public has grappled with the connection among Islamic schooling and radical Islam. Media reviews are likely to paint madrasas--religious colleges devoted to Islamic learning--as medieval associations against all that's Western and as breeding grounds for terrorists. Others have claimed that with no reforms, Islam and the West are doomed to a conflict of civilizations.
Robert Hefner and Muhammad Qasim Zaman assemble 11 across the world well known students to envision the types of sleek Muslim schooling and their implications for nationwide and international politics. The individuals supply new insights into Muslim tradition and politics in international locations as assorted as Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. They display that Islamic schooling is neither timelessly conventional nor medieval, yet quite advanced, evolving, and numerous in its associations and practices. They display fight for hearts and minds in Muslim lands all started lengthy ahead of the Western media chanced on madrasas, and that Islamic faculties stay on its entrance line.
Schooling Islam is the main finished paintings on hand in any language on madrasas and Islamic education.