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.