youth of this generation are the leaders and governors of the future.
Consequently their education, ways of thinking and values are of great
importance in shaping the world of tomorrow.
is not to say education should be avoided, on the contrary. Muhammad
(SAW) stresses the importance of education in many hadith and that we
must learn, seek knowledge and teach this knowledge to other people.
For example in the book of, Tirmidhi, Anas (ra) reported that the
Prophet (SAW) said, "Whoever goes out in search of knowledge he is in
the path of Allah until he returns.”
book of Tirmidhi also states that the Prophet (SAW) is reported to have
said that seeking knowledge is an obligation for every single person.
the early stages of primary school many Muslim parents take an active
interest in their children's education. These parents want their
children to seek knowledge and believe that by ensuring their children
attend school they are providing their children with the opportunity to
learn and become the successful and educated citizens of tomorrow.
as can be witnessed by glancing at the youth of today, the lifestyles
of so many are marked by characteristics such as disrespect,
misbehaviour and selfishness. They live by rules which they have
created with little or no consideration for others including members of
their own family.
The reason why this happens is
because much of the education children they receive are non- Islamic.
Children learn a lot both inside and outside the classroom, and the
content of what they learn is not always necessarily good or bad when
it is considered from an Islamic perspective.
In geography for instance children
are taught about different countries, some of which are Muslim
countries, as being separate nations with its own culture, flag and
language. On the surface this may appear rather harmless, and many
parents may feel that their children are receiving a comprehensive and
educational insight in to the rest of the world. But Islam regards
Muslims as one nation not separated by these national identities which
have been created purely to disunite the Muslims. In the Qur'an, Allah
"And hold fast all of you together to the rope of Allah and do not be divided." (EMQ 3:103)
Muslims are being taught that the
Muslim Ummah is permanently divided which encourages children to
develop an identity different to that of being a Muslim in lieu
children regard themselves as being Pakistani or Bengali or Arab.
their parents' country of origin takes precedence over their Deen. Some
aspects of science are taught which are also in direct contradiction to
the Islamic belief. A number of theories, hypotheses and ideas are
taught as if they are fact, such as 'The Evolution Theory' which
suggest that humans came from apes; energy is taught as being eternal
whereas only Allah is eternal and self subsistent. The water cycle
implies that it is self-subsistent, not requiring a Creator. Thus
Western science pollutes the minds of children as it threatens the
existence and status of the Creator. Before sending your child to a
school implementing the Western Education System, you need to consider
carefully how these erroneous concepts will affect your child's belief
in Allah (SWT).
too fails to present your child with a complete portrayal of the past,
as the only history that is taught is Western history, its
achievements, developments and wars - 1350 years of Islamic history is
completely disregarded despite the fact that it was the Islamic Empire,
which had the earliest achievements in areas such as technology,
science and architecture.
or sports studies is no better as children may have to wear clothes
such as shorts, leotards, T-shirts and P.E skirts which do not accord
with the Islamic code of modesty. At the secondary level children have
to shower with others completely naked even though this is forbidden in
Islam, Islam obliges us to dress in a manner that is modest as Allah
(SWT) says in the Qur'an:
"O children of Adam! We have
indeed sent down to you clothing to cover your shame and for beauty,
and dress of piety - that is best." (EMQ 7-.26)
is erroneously taught as a religion in religious education classes when
in fact it is an ideology, a whole way of life, which has systems that
cover all aspects of life ranging from ibadah to governing peoples
affairs in a state. In many schools disbelievers teach Islam, even
though it is haram to have a disbeliever teach you your Deen as they
are not Muslims themselves. In addition to this, in the name of
'equality', Islam is equated with all false beliefs (Christianity,
Hinduism, Buddhism etc) which are represented as 'true'. No child has
the right to state Islam as the truth over these false religions. The
pollution and corruption of your child's mind does not cease in the
classroom as it also extends to the playground where children discuss
films, actors, singers etc. Young girls re-arrange their clothes to
reveal parts of their body to ensure they indeed look like the
pop-stars they strive to emulate, and whose songs they know verbatim.
school canteen may offer ‘halal’ and vegetarian food but does it offer
you the assurance that this food was not cooked and prepared in the
same container as the haram food? And is this 'halal' food enough to
counter the haram that is poured into your children's minds under the
banner of the 'National Curriculum'?
The purpose of our lives is only to worship Allah (SWT) by following all of His (SWT) laws and commands:
this is a book which we have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and
be righteous, that you may receive mercy." (EMQ 6: 155)
the education of our children should receive needs to be that
prescribed by Islam. This education will differ, in that subjects will
be taught with the 'Aqeedah (belief) as the basis The 'Theory of
Evolution' and the 'Big Bang Theory' would not be taught as fact as
Allah (SWT) says:
“But most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Truly conjecture can be of no avail.”(EMQ 10:37)
Science would be taught in such a
manner that it confirms the existence of Allah (SWT) and how He (SWT)
controls everything. Geography would differ in that amongst other
things your child would be conversant with the Islamic State, the
enormity of the Islamic State and how the Muslims are unified in one
land under one leader. Your child would also learn Arabic not French or
German (these could be studied in higher or further education) and
therefore your child could read and understand the Qur'an.
would focus on Islamic history and recreation and lunch breaks would be
a time to enjoy the company of other Muslims and discuss Muslim role
models such as scholars and leaders rather than the latest pop band.
Certain subjects such as sociology, foreign history and foreign
languages and their literature would only be taught in higher
education. They would not be taught at the primary or secondary levels
as they contain aspects of culture, which contradict Islam.
studies as well as capitalist, communist and socialist concepts, the
doctrines of the Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and the athiests, and
the concepts of patriotism and nationalism, would be studied at
university level only. The purpose of teaching these areas would be to
expose their trivial nature.
an education system is not a fantasy, it is a reality that was
implemented during the 1400 years of the Islamic State, and Insha Allah
it will be a reality again.
education system in an Islamic State would aim towards constructing the
Islamic personality in all students. It would not be taught in
isolation, with the affairs of society contradicting what the children
are being taught, as is happening in the sincere Islamic Schools today.
Rather, the concepts taught would be implemented and reflected in the
Islamic society. Consequently, the minds of the Muslims would be
educated in an Islamic culture, thought and behaviour, and would he
shielded against the corruption and destruction which is clearly
evident in schools and society today.
Even though the British government
may appear to have education as one of their top agendas, you must ask
yourself is this really what your child possesses at the age of 16? No
they do not rather they leave school with a mind full of corruption.
This would not happen in the education system that has been prescribed
by Allah (SWT), for He (SWT) is our Creator and Legislator.
Remember, Allah (SWT) says,
“O you who believe Save yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is men and stones.” (EMQ 66:6)