). ‘ The rise of Islamic schools is a potential threat to Britain’s sense of national identity...Schools needed to protect the cohesion of an inclusive, multicultural society….(and) in some Muslim schools that is not happening to a sufficient degree. ’
David Bell, the Chief Inspector of Schools in England (2005)
‘ Muslim schools citizenship warning, Independent Muslim schools must make greater efforts to show pupils a British “common heritage”, says the education watchdog for England’
The school complied with all DfES requirements for teaching national curriculum subjects (80% - english, mathematics, science, ICT, humanities, religious education, art and design, regional languages, physical education) and providing the linked co-curricular activities.
Qur’an explains human reproduction. It says, ‘He makes you in the wombs of your mothers in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness’. (Sura 39:6). The staging of human embryo described in the 20 th century suggests that an embryo does exist within three layers, (1) The anterior abdominal wall, (2) the uterine wall, (3) the amniochorionic membrane. Then the Qur’an says, ‘Then We made it into a leech-like structure’ (sura 23:14). The human embryo clings to the uterus in the same way as leech clings to the skin. It is remarkable how much the embryo of 3-4 weeks resembles a leech.
The girls demonstrated considerable diversity in their social background, and strong variation in ways they negotiate and conceive the school curriculum.
Country of origin/ethnicity No of girls Pakistan 23 Bangladesh 17 Somalia 3 Saudi Arabia 1 Palestine 1 Algeria 1 Chechnya 1 Afghanistan 1 England (White) 1 Mixed 5 54 Classification British born 38 Born in country of origin 13 Born elsewhere 3 Total 54
Primary / past schooling State schools 47 Private schools in UK 5 Islamic schools 1 Home school 1 Total 54
Categorizing girls in ways they negotiate and conceive the Islamic curriculum ….
I think going to a Muslim school at this age will benefit us on top of getting more reward by Allah and it will give us more. We’ll be standing out for the next generation, we are showing us like good Muslims.
If my mum and dad tell me I can’t do something, I just accept it. Because if you are making your mum and dad happy, you are making Allah happy. If you are upsetting your mum and dad, you are upsetting Allah
In France girls are not allowed to wear the hijaab; can we do something about it?