Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Islamic Education: Historical Perspective, Origin, and Foundation

  3. Islam and Education in the Modern Era: Social, Cultural, Political, and Economic Changes and Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Sherin Saadallah
      Pages 189-208
    3. Azhar Ibrahim
      Pages 209-225
    4. Florian Pohl
      Pages 227-249
    5. Sherine Hafez
      Pages 251-261
    6. Mariam Nagi
      Pages 263-287
    7. Antonia Mandry, Reza Arjmand
      Pages 289-310
    8. Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand
      Pages 333-355
    9. Val D. Rust, Carine Allaf
      Pages 389-402
    10. Reza Arjmand, Masoumeh Mirsafa, Zeinab Talebi
      Pages 469-510
  4. Islamic Education Around the World: Commonalities and Varieties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 527-527
    2. Reza Arjmand
      Pages 555-576
    3. Reza Arjmand
      Pages 577-592
    4. Elisabeth Özdalga
      Pages 593-609
    5. Shireen Abdul-Rahman A. Marghalani
      Pages 611-624
    6. Helen N. Boyle, Abdenour Boukamhi
      Pages 625-636
    7. Helen N. Boyle
      Pages 637-650
    8. Jonas Svensson
      Pages 651-671
    9. Yusef Waghid
      Pages 673-683
    10. Pia Karlsson, Amir Mansory
      Pages 685-697
    11. Hakim Zainiddinov
      Pages 699-711
    12. Mohammad Talib
      Pages 713-729
    13. Val D. Rust, Lucas Arribas Layton
      Pages 731-744
    14. Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid
      Pages 745-761
    15. Hidayatulla Azra
      Pages 763-780
    16. Jeffrey Ayala Milligan
      Pages 781-795
    17. Jacqueline Armijo
      Pages 797-808
    18. Amina Isanović Hadžiomerović
      Pages 809-824
    19. Anna van den Kerchove
      Pages 825-838
    20. Jørgen Bæk Simonsen, Holger Daun
      Pages 839-853

About this book


This Handbook traces and presents the fundamentals of Islam and their history and background, and provides a global and holistic, yet, detailed picture of Islamic education around the world. It introduces the reader to the roots and foundations of Islamic education; the responses of Islamic educational institutions to different changes from precolonial times, through the colonial era up to the contemporary situation. It discusses interactions between the state, state-run education and Islamic education, and explores the Islamic educational arrangements existing around the world. The book provides in-depth descriptions and analyses, as well as country case studies representing some 25 countries.

The work reflects the recent series of changes and events with respect to Islam and Muslims that have occurred during the past decades. The globalization of Islam as a religion and an ideology, the migration of Muslims into new areas of the globe, and the increasing contacts between Muslims and non-Muslims reinforce the need for mutual understanding. By presenting Islamic education around the world in a comprehensive work, this Handbook contributes to a deeper international understanding of its varieties.


sharia in a historical perspective Sunnism, Shi´ism, Sufism and education philosophy of Islamic education Waqf and Islamic economics of education in the Muslim world Ijaza – assessment methods in Islamic education colonialism, post-colonialism, Islam and education changes in Muslim orientation and views on education Islam, sexualities and education women and education in Muslim context Islamic fundamentalism, terrorism and education Islam, education and ICT education of religious minorities in Muslim countries Islam, the state, civil society and education Islam and the West: clashes and co-operations Ijaza – assessment methods in Islamic education

Editors and affiliations

  • Holger Daun
    • 1
  • Reza Arjmand
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of International EducationStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of EducationLinnæus UniversityVäxjöSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64682-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64683-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-0049
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-0057
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