The introduction sets the context of the book, and discusses the significance and need for a book of this kind. It begins by situating the role of education in Islam, historically and textually, and its impact on Islamic civilisation. It explains that Islamic schools in the West have moved beyond the establishment phase and now need to focus on renewal. It defines what is meant by ‘renewal’ and distinguishes it from ‘reformation’. The inspiration behind the volume is briefly outlined and a summary of the content of each chapter is presented, allowing the reader to appreciate the context of the book.


Islamic civilisation Education Renewal Reformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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