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|Title:||Estranged from the Ideal Past: Historical Evolution of Madrassahs in Singapore|
|Authors:||Aljunied, S.M.K. |
|Citation:||Aljunied, S.M.K., Hussin, D.I. (2005-08). Estranged from the Ideal Past: Historical Evolution of Madrassahs in Singapore. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 25 (2) : 249-260. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/13602000500350694|
|Abstract:||This article examines the historical evolution of the madrassah in Singapore as against its ideal Islamic past. We argue that a few broad processes have brought the estrangement of the present day madrassah from its ideal concept & practice in the medieval times. First was the nature of Islam that was propagated in the Malay Archipelago. This has to a large extent left certain tendencies in thought, which had stunted reformist movements at a later period. Next was the growing threat of Christian missionary movements which were reinforced by the role of British colonialists in marginalizing & delimiting the development & growth of the madrassah into an integrated educational institution. Last but not least are the secular-based expectations & policies that were implemented by the post-colonial state of Singapore which further relegated the madrassah institution within the mainstream national objectives.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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