ISLAMIC EDUCATION FOR ALL : AN OVERVIEW OF APPROACHES TAKEN TOWARDS SYSTEMATING INCLUSIVE ISLAMIC EDUCATION IN SINGAPORE
AL HABSHI, SHARIFAH THURAIYA
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This paper highlights the issues : challenges and constraints faced by the Singaporean Muslim Community in implementign a systematized Islamic Education for the entire Muslim community in Singapore. Specifically, it portrays major efforts that the Singaporean Muslims had made to enable Islamic Education to have a significant place in the society. There are six full-time Islamic schools called the Madrasah , in Singapore. All the Madrasahs faced challenge posed not only by the governmenr but challenge faced from both angles are: a) The questioning of the reliability and competency of the graduates from these madrasahs and the significance of their contributions towards the country's socio-economic growth and development., b) Curriculum and contents of Madrasah education , which , according to the general civic society are not on par with the curriculum of the government schools. c) Imposition of Compulsory Education in 2000 , which alarmed the Islamic Schools.