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ERIC Number: EJ1159281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Desert-Based Muslim Religious Education: Mahdara as a Model
Ladjal, Tarek; Bensaid, Benaouda
Religious Education, v112 n5 p529-541 2017
As one of the oldest surviving educational religious models in the history of Muslim education, Mahdara remains a poorly studied desert-based religious institution of traditional learning. In its Bedouin context, the Mahdara produced religious scholars no less competent in the mastery of religious Islamic sciences than graduates of other reputable Islamic learning institutions. This article explores the historical development of the Mahdara, its academic program, social system, and contribution to the Mauritanian community while highlighting the major problems modernity poses to it in its struggle to preserve its sociohistorical position in society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mauritania
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