From Behind the Curtain

From Behind the Curtain

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Annotation. In the aftermath of 9/11 Islamic seminaries or madrasas received much media attention in India, mostly owing to the alleged link between madrasa education and forms of violence. Yet, while ample information on madrasas for boys is available, similar institutions of Islamic learning for girls have for the greater part escaped public attention so far. This study investigates how madrasas for girls emerged in India, how they differ from madrasas for boys, and how female students come to interpret Islam through the teachings they receive in these schools. Observations suggest that, next to the official curriculum, the 'informal' curriculum plays an equally important role. It serves the madrasa's broader aim of bringing about a complete reform of the students' morality and to determine their actions accordingly. This title can be previewed in Google Books - This title is available in the OAPEN Library - I continued to ask them what they had read, they mentioned the Fazail-e- Amal (The Virtues of Everyday Actions), the Quran, and collections of ahadith.The latter implied that the girls had access to copies of various books they studied inanbsp;...

Title:From Behind the Curtain
Author: Mareike Jule Winkelmann
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2005

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