Islamic Education in Western Europe

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Abstract

Muslims who came to Europe seeking work during early 1960s brought with them their own cultural, religious, and political pasts. Over time they have developed their own religious and cultural infrastructures, which the majority of European society has come hesitantly to acknowledge. The growing presence of Muslims in public life challenges European states to allow Muslims equal participation in the public arena. The education of Muslim children plays a decisive role in this process of integration of Muslims who regard themselves as being part of Europe while maintaining their religious identity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford encyclopedia of the Islamic world
Subtitle of host publicationdigital collection
EditorsJohn L. Esposito
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780197669419
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 503024 Religious education

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