Islamic Religious Education in Singapore

Minority Report: We talk to Dr Mukhlis Abu Bakar, Razak Mohamed Lazim, Nailul Hafiz and Yusof Kassim about Islamic Religious Education in Singapore, and focus on one madrasah, al-Irsyad al-Islamiyyah. Singapore is a secular country with a Muslim population of about 15%. Most young people attend mainstream government schools, but madrasah education is increasingly gaining importance within the Malay/Muslim population. al-Irsyad al-Islamiyyah has gained some prominence because of its mix of Islamic and “secular” curriculum – it teaches students the regular mainstream arts, humanities and sciences, as well as focusses on Islamic education with the teaching of Qur’an, Hadith, Tawheed, Akhlaq etc. Find out more by tuning in.


Remembering 1948: Interview with 3 Palestinians forced out of their homeland

“Our grandparents still carry the keys to their homes, hoping that they will go back one day.”

Minority Report: In our continuing focus on Palestine in this week when we remember the catastrophe of 1948, Mohammed Hashem meets three Palestinians and they tell us of their right of return, their unwavering resistance and national struggle. Our guests are Saif Abu Keskek, Najwa and Haja Fatima.

What do South African Muslims think of the elections?

Minority Report: Join Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla as she talks to South African Muslims about their vote at the recent elections, and comments and analyses from journalists, ulama’ and political analysts.