Misconceptions and misunderstandings about Islam and fear of causing offence can be barriers to being an effective teacher in a diverse school. This book aims to give non-Muslim teachers the confidence to engage meaningfully with important facets of Muslim pupils' lives leading to a richer and more rewarding experience in the classroom.
Aspects of Islam explored include: the foundations and obligations of faith, ethical dimensions placed upon Muslims, the importance of education in Muslim communities and contemporary issues faced by communities in the UK. To deepen your understanding, each chapter is enriched by case studies linked to the classroom, expert voices that offer authenticity and reflective tasks that encourage you to consider key concepts in greater depth.
This is essential reading for new and experienced teachers in primary and secondary schools wishing to deepen their knowledge of Islam.
Country of Publication:
24 March 2020
Professional and scholarly
Primary & secondary/elementary & high school
Part 1: Key concepts in Islam Chapter 1: Allah Chapter 2: The Word of God Chapter 3: The Prophet of God Chapter 4: The Stories of Prophets Chapter 5: Foundations of Faith Chapter 6: Obligations of Faith Chapter 7: Expression of Practices Part 2: Contemporary issues Chapter 8: Ethical dimensions Chapter 9: Education in Muslim Communities Chapter 10: The Shia Traditions Chapter 11: Muslim heritage and intellectual contributions Chapter 12: Islam and contemporary Britain
Imran Mogra is a senior lecturer in professional studies and religious education at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom. He teaches on the undergraduate and post graduates courses. Imran is the author of Jumpstart! RE (Routledge, 2018). He has published numerous academic and professional articles.