Islamic studies is an essential part of growing up in a western culture as well assimilate into their environment. Students generally assimilate into their environment rapidly.Often, a generation that is unchecked can loose their culture, religion and identity. The following are the importance of Islam:

1. ISLAMIC STUDIES INSTILLS IN A CHILD THE FOUNDATION OF ISLAM
Islam is a way of life for Muslims, not simply a belief. In order for a Muslim to grow up living his life in the Islamic way, he must learn and practice Islam from a young age. When a child is young, he is impressionable and absorbs knowledge just as how it is taught.

2. GOOD COMPANIONSHIP
In secular schools, religion is rarely mentioned or seen. If Islam is not being practiced at home, our kids might never know the importance of Islam in their lives at all. When your children attend Islamic schools, even if for an hour each week, he/she is exposed to other Muslims peer in their age group who are also learning. But if reverse is the case, they join bad groups and rascals.

3. PERSEVERANCE AND TOLERANCE
Islamic education instills in the minds of students the spirit of perseverance and tolerance. Students who are taught Islamic studies respects and revere other peopleā€Ÿs religion thereby allowing peace and tranquility to rain among the people in his/her environment.

4. ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATION
Islamic placed a high value on education and as the faith spread among diverse peoples, education became an important channel through which to create a universal and cohesive social order. By the middle of 9th century knowledge was divided into three parts; the Islamic sciences, the philosophical and natural sciences.

5. REASONING AND LOGIC
Islamic education paves way for a person to encounter problems, deal with issues in a calm way using logic to reason out the most viable solution.

6. ADAPTATION
Islamic education teaches and trains a student, opens his/her eyes to new ways of working and doing things, helping him to welcome new techniques and adapt to change

7. FREEDOM
Islamic studies helps a student to work across different languages, cultures and countries.

BILYAMINU HAMIDU – ISLAMIC STUDIES TEACHER

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