The Muslim American community has moved beyond establishing only mosques and Islamic center, which have served as places of worship and socialization, as well as markers of identity for Muslims of all stripes. The community has been establishing Islamic schools to cater to education of Muslim children, and doing so at a fairly steady pace during the past couple of decades.
However, what makes schools ‘Islamic’ – more than buildings and budgets – is the Islamic vision and paradigm that permeates what and how teachers teach. While, schools and publishers of Islamic books have directed considerable energy and resources to developing textbooks and supplementary reading material in Islamic studies and Arabic language, serious deficencies exit in developing such material for the mistakenly called ‘non-religious’ subjects, such as science, for example.
This page will discuss what resources are used to teach science in Islamic schools – textbooks and supplementary reading material.
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