Maktab education: a community imperative and the making of Muslim ambassadors

Mogra, Imran (2023) Maktab education: a community imperative and the making of Muslim ambassadors. British Journal of Religious Education, 46 (2). pp. 180-194. ISSN 0141-6200

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ontemporary discourse on Muslims and Islam has included a reassessment of traditional educational institutions; makātib and madāris. Hitherto, understanding insider aspirations and anxieties appear to be rare. To this end, the perspectives of Muslim female teachers in makātib (supplementary schools for Muslims, sometimes known as ‘mosque schools’) in England were surveyed. This original article attends to their views regarding the aims of this educational provision. Bourdieu’s theory of social reproduction is used to rationalise their perspectives. The findings reveal their professional aspirations and suggestions to better the learning processes. They expose a changing phenomenon. Furthermore, through their services, they challenge stereotyped assumptions about makātib and their functions. The data de-mystifies the visions they hold for Muslim children and the wider society.

Item Type: Article
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6 November 2023Accepted
9 November 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: maktab, Muslim, education, British, women, madrasah
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Education and Social Work
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2023 14:58
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2024 12:22

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