Muslim groups to develop curriculum on global affairs
Move will standardise way youth are taught Islamic values of peace, harmony
Published on Aug 15, 2014 9:10 AM
Young Muslims have asked about calls for jihad by the Sunni extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and how they should respond to them, a Malay-Muslim organisation's leader recounted yesterday.
"We have students who also ask about Muslims who are oppressed in certain states and how they should help," said Mr Mohamed Nassir Abdul Sukkur, director of Simply Islam, a centre for Islamic studies.
"I told them these calls for jihad were not valid for a multitude of reasons, but questions like this are why we need to develop a curriculum to guide teachers and students on how to reinforce the basic teachings of Islam," he said.
Mr Mohamed Nassir's disclosure is an example of why five Malay-Muslim groups have decided to jointly develop a plan to educate young people about global current affairs in accordance with Islamic teachings.
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