The youth need education. Not only education about the dunya but also about the hereafter. In many countries we muslims have migrated to, there isn`t any islamic school for children. Norway is such a country. Here we have Mosques where children learn arabic, but none muslim schools.
There are many advantages of having a school for only muslims. For instance, there will be segregation between the genders, and the food will be halal, the education will be seen from an Islamic perspective, the children will have friends that are muslims, they will read salah and learn arabic from the start. Just think about the impact this will have on the child. Getting in everything muslimized from the start. MashaAllah. I salute those people abroad, for instance in Britain where they have such alternatives for children. MashaAllah they are really lucky for having such an opportunity to give their children the proper Islamic education. I wish we had such alternatives here in Norway as well.
On the other side there could be some disadvantages if one has such schools. One of them would be that the children would talk their own mother tongue at school, so they won`t learn how to talk norwegian properly, from the pronunciation to the writing. My guess is that most of the kids will be from different muslim countries, and only a few native Norwegians, if any. So in a way they will get segregated from the Norwegians. Another thing is that later in life, when these people will become adults and will go searching for the right job, people whom are racist could try to put aside those people whom are apparently muslims and say that we don`t know if the children have gotten proper education at that muslim school. Though this is happening even know when we don`t have any school like this, people whom have an islamic name are singled out from the joblist, just because their muslims.
I guess eventually people would understand how resourceful we muslims are and muslim will be given jobs more easily, in sha Allah. I guess those racist people are getting old and will soon retire from their jobs. Young people nowadays have grown up in a multicultural society, so they know that muslims can and are doing a great job where they are hired. I guess as the muslims are proving themselves by taking higher education and with better jobs, as well as being an active part in building up Islam in their neighbourhood, i guess people will soon see them as a diamond instead of a stone, in sha Allah. To make this happen, WE muslim living in Norway, or any other country in the west, has a big responsibility to portray the right character from our conduct, the kind of character and dealing our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had in his business dealings. If we are far away from that conduct, we need to realize that our children or next generations are the ones that will reap what we sow. If we really care for them, we would do our best that our integrity as a muslim is on the highest level, as it should be in all our matters, in sha Allah. If not we need to look inside ourselves and see where our road is taking us, to hell or jannah?
As the muslims are increasing in number worldwide, mostly because of the converts/reverts and also the birthrate, we need to see such alternative school as a future for our next generation. Living in a society that is so un-islamic it is very important that we are able to take care of our good values in Islam. So that our next generation are protected from taking the wrong road. I guess the question isn`t if or not, the question is more about when and how. I believe there are a lot of people thinking about this, as they are becoming a family. We need a society where our values could rub off on Norwegians. So we need to show them the conduct that can motivate them to accept Islam. On the other hand we ough this to the next generation that is growing up now or in the future. If not many will be lead astray.
Learning Islam from an early age, and having friends that practice your deen from the start, can make a big difference in a child`s life. The difference of how serious those children will be in becoming a mohsin, the highest degree of a muslim in Islam. We want our kids to have this opportunity. If you are the one that is thinking of this future, do your best to talk with the right people and make it happen, in sha Allah. I guess from thought to action all we need is one person that takes his/her dreams seriously and is also putting them to action. In sha Allah there won`t be so long till we have such a wonderful place where the next generation of muslims in Norway will have a healthy environment to build their spiritual life as well as their worldly life.
The schools in Norway, where they teach lots un-islamic things, children aren`t segregated and have to have gym with both the genders together. Not to talk about the fact that children learn everything from an christen perspective instead of the islamic perspective. The food is not halal, and neither is the gender mixing halal. We need to give our children the proper way of thinking “Islam” from the start, that they don`t get from other schools before they are way past thirty years. And then they are too indulged in their family that they don`t have enough time to learn about Islam.
The person whom has such an idea and will put in to conduct just think about the amount of sadqa jariah, charity and bounties of sawabh that person will reap from it in the hereafter, in sha Allah. And all the children lives, that will be changed for the better. It`s no end to see that this is something that could be your door-opener to jannah. If you have the ability don`t let this chance go by. Do something, talk with people, one idea put to action can change mountains, all one need is a confident thought. In sha Allah. I pray that our next generations will get the proper understanding of Islam from an early age that they could live their lives according to it as well, to protect them from the ills of the society we are living in Norway. Ameen summa ameen.
Remember that even if this doesn`t apply to you yet because you don`t have any children, some day you would regret you thought like that. If you don`t see the children of this Ummah as your children, one day could come when your children would not get the proper guidance because others don`t see them as their responsibility. It is important that we unite and look at each others with one goal, to do give each other motivation to do better in this world and the hereafter, for us, for our family`s, for the next generations and for the potential muslims out there.