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Quranic Schools : Agents of Preservation and Change - Helen N. Boyle

Quranic Schools

Agents of Preservation and Change

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Islamic culture and its institutions, so often misrepresented and misunderstood by Westerners, is here clearly articulated in Helen N. Boyle's timely and insightful look into Qur'anic schooling. Dating to the seventh century AD, these schools are indeed vestiges of the past. But they are equally reflective of Islam as it is lived today. Through ethnographic research in Morocco, Yemen, and Nigeria, this important volume illustrates the various and changing roles of Qur'anic schools in both preserving and transforming social, educational, and religious practices.

Series Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Islamic Schoolingp. 9
Islam, Learning, and Communities of Practicep. 25
Qur'Anic Schools and the Preservation of Social, Spiritual, and Emotional Healthp. 39
Qur'Anic Schools and the Preservation of a Moroccan Traditionp. 59
Embodying the Qur'An Through Memorizationp. 83
Embodiment and Changep. 99
Islamiya Schools in Nigeriap. 119
Bibliographyp. 139
Indexp. 145
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ISBN: 9780415946353
ISBN-10: 0415946352
Series: Reference Books in International Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1