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ERIC Number: EJ990791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
A Reformed Islamic Education: Grounds for Revisiting Cosmopolitanism
Davids, N.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v26 n3 p395-410 2012
In as much as Muslims and Muslim women in particular, are struggling to find accommodation and expression in a pluralist society, cosmopolitanism is grappling in its understanding and acceptance of what constitutes the presentations and representations of Muslim women. By proposing a renewed cosmopolitanism as well as a reformed approach to Islamic education, this article sets out to show how cosmopolitanism can contribute to the lived experiences of Muslim women, and how the latter can indeed find a space of recognised articulation. It is the main argument of this article that by re-visiting the notion of the otherness of Other, in terms of cosmopolitanism, and by exploring options for a reformed Islamic education--by specifically looking at the elements of ta'lim (instruction), ta'dib (just action) and tarbiyah (nurturing)--the nurturing of a commensurable relationship is not only possible, but holds unexplored implications for democratic citizenship education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa