Transmission and dissemination of Islamic knowledge: The rise, prospects and challenges of Madrasah education in Hong Kong

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Abstract

Comparing the transmission and dissemination of Islamic knowledge in the Muslim majority or Western European societies, this paper explores how madrasah education has been outreaching to Hong Kong. Facing the scarcity of land supply and the rising price of real estate market, this paper secondly addresses the organizational challenges for ethnic Muslims facing in postcolonial Hong Kong is the limited public space for worship and learning Qur’an. Resolving the practical difficulties of commuting to the distant mosque plus no indication of newly built mosque, the flourishing ‘housques’ (a rented room by Muslim prayer and madrasah) in response to the growing needs of worship and madrasah education. This paper finally concludes the prospect and challenges of developing madrasah education in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Ho, W. Y. (2012, February). Transmission and dissemination of Islamic knowledge: The rise, prospects and challenges of Madrasah education in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the CESHK Annual Conference 2012, The University of Hong Kong, China.

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