This entry discusses how the religion of Islam is taught within educational systems across Asia. Although it mainly targets Muslim countries, it also deals with non-Muslim countries. Thus, the topic of Islam in Asian education should not be confused with the narrower subject of Muslim education in Asia. The entry starts with an overview and an introduction to the history of the transmission of Islamic knowledge in Asian education, and then the status of Islam in Asian education today.


Islam emerged in the 7th century in Arabia as a political and religious movement. Muslims are followers of the religion of Islam. They revere Muhammad as the prophet who first preached the message of Islam. Islam is the second largest religion in the world; in 2009, ...

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