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    Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

    Asalamualikum brothers and sisters,
    I am new member and I joined this forum to discuss some issues with Muslim brothers and sisters, now what I am anxious about is, if its ok for Muslim children to go to catholic schools, my daughter is 5 years old, she is in reception class in a catholic school (with around 20% muslim student) which is nearest school to my home, but we have got many community schools in our area( with 40% to 50% muslim students).Now should leave my daughter to attend the catholic school or should I transfer her to a community school.
    Thanks

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    Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

    Can she wear the scarf at school? like in public school? In France some Muslim do send their children to Catholic school so that the girls can keep their hijab. but they don't have religious classes like "trinity is great wouh". Even non-Catholics aren't obliged to attend religious classes.
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      #3
      Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

      NO. is the simple answer. These schools are based heavily on worship and do things like dialy prayers and the cross is a feature in everything

      Read the small print of the school forms and you will see you agree to the ethos/principles etc of the faith

      Also most have a motto that can be against the shahadah/Islam

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        #4
        Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

        Is the point of childhood learning only 1 cordoned off viewpoint?
        I grew up in apartheid and did not care as a child. I played with blacks, until my parents stopped me because the neighbours were "commenting" on my bad behaviour.

        Later, I decided myself what was right and what was wrong. My parents brought me up to take responsibility and did not protect me from reality. I would let my children learn about all religions, all the pros and cons, and let them decide themselves.
        Atheist: a person patiently and passively waiting for evidence for the existence of a creator/god. Usually an agnostic atheist, who does not know for sure and simply lacks a belief.

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          #5
          Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

          Originally posted by nonameakhi View Post
          NO. is the simple answer. These schools are based heavily on worship and do things like dialy prayers and the cross is a feature in everything

          Read the small print of the school forms and you will see you agree to the ethos/principles etc of the faith

          Also most have a motto that can be against the shahadah/Islam
          But atheist schools are even worse.

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            #6
            Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

            Originally posted by Hadid View Post
            But atheist schools are even worse.
            I dont believe there is ''atheist'' schools as such. however there are the ''secular'' schools and for me they are far better than catholic schools.
            I have worked in education and I have found that if parents can be bothered then the school has to accomodate.

            My children have gone to these schools and worn hijab where necessary, pray, excluded form what I dont like etc etc

            I was quite clear that the school i sfor learning to read and write, teh rest is my responsibility.

            Unfortunately parents are not aware of tehir rights or simply dont bother

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              Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

              Originally posted by nonameakhi View Post
              I dont believe there is ''atheist'' schools as such. however there are the ''secular'' schools and for me they are far better than catholic schools.
              I have worked in education and I have found that if parents can be bothered then the school has to accomodate.

              My children have gone to these schools and worn hijab where necessary, pray, excluded form what I dont like etc etc

              I was quite clear that the school i sfor learning to read and write, teh rest is my responsibility.

              Unfortunately parents are not aware of tehir rights or simply dont bother
              okay, I personally have a hard time imagining that there's more kufr being tought in catholic schools than secular/atheist schools.

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                #8
                Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

                She can wear scarf in any school and as u said non Catholics aren't obliged to join religious classes but i think because Muslim percentage is low in this school than the others, it somehow may affect my daughter.

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                  Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

                  Originally posted by Sasiddiqi View Post
                  She can wear scarf in any school and as u said non Catholics aren't obliged to join religious classes but i think because Muslim percentage is low in this school than the others, it somehow may affect my daughter.
                  ok, well why don't you put her in a "normal" school? Although i think catholic schools are more disciplined
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                    Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

                    Originally posted by Sasiddiqi View Post
                    Asalamualikum brothers and sisters,
                    I am new member and I joined this forum to discuss some issues with Muslim brothers and sisters, now what I am anxious about is, if its ok for Muslim children to go to catholic schools, my daughter is 5 years old, she is in reception class in a catholic school (with around 20% muslim student) which is nearest school to my home, but we have got many community schools in our area( with 40% to 50% muslim students).Now should leave my daughter to attend the catholic school or should I transfer her to a community school.
                    Thanks
                    I think you should read the small prints of the school. As it is a primary or high school the children may be forced to attend mass and pray and so on. I attend catholic college and mass is optional but not forced on, however this may not be the case with primary and highschool. Also, you should consider the food served as they may not be halal so you should state that your child is a vegetarian. You can not make a judgement until you read about the school itself as every school is different. There are even non-catholic schools in uk that force them to sing christian based songs.
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                      #11
                      Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

                      Originally posted by Hadid View Post
                      But atheist schools are even worse.
                      This, It would be a safer option to send her to Catholic.

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                        Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

                        Studying in a Catholic school

                        I had a question about attending a Catholic school. I attend a Catholic College, and many of my muslims friend have stated that it is not a rightful act to attend a catholic school. However, I'm not forced to take any of the classes that relate to the Catholisicm. Also, I pray in school, so is there anything wrong with praying in a Catholic school?


                        Praise be to Allaah.

                        Undoubtedly these schools pose a great danger to the Muslim who is ignorant of Islam and its teachings, because they give lessons and teach information in which there is approval and praise of the kaafirs and their religions and beliefs, and usually attack Islam and condemn the Muslims. But if the student in these schools has a sound understanding of the beliefs of Islam, and knows the pillars of Islam and what is halaal and what is haraam in Islam, and he needs to go to such a school in order to learn a skill or profession or a gain specific knowledge, and he is confident that he will not be influenced by their lessons and teachers, and he will not be forced to learn any of the subjects that have to do with Catholicism, then in that case we think that it is o.k. for him to study there. Rather we worry about one who is ignorant and does not understand the plots of the kaafirs and their tricks against the Muslims. But whoever is confident and adheres to the beliefs and practices of Islam, then usually such a person would not be affected by their teachings and practice.



                        Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Jibreen.



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                          #13
                          Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

                          The catholic schools some of my peers went to, they had to take part in daily mass and all other things. Though they just stood there or sat on the bench, they werent allowed to skip them. Saying that, for a catholic secondary school they had their fair share of teenage pregnancies, so goes to show you it makes little difference what kind of school it is!
                          You are not aware of the consequences that would result (if you were granted what you desire) because what you seek might be to your detriment. (O soul) be conscious that your Master is more aware about your well-being than you are.

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                            #14
                            Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

                            Originally posted by Hadid View Post
                            okay, I personally have a hard time imagining that there's more kufr being tought in catholic schools than secular/atheist schools.
                            Originally posted by DevotedIslamFan View Post
                            This, It would be a safer option to send her to Catholic.
                            Allah swt forgives everything but shirk. Catholic schools actively promote Jesus is son of God etc

                            Secular schools may have to do RE, but its an overview and they do all religions. Parents have the right to withdraw their kids although these rights are not known or exercised.

                            In religious schools you sign to say you are agreeing with the ethos, Which is far worse

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                              Re: Is it ok for Muslim children to attend catholic schools?

                              Originally posted by nonameakhi View Post
                              Allah swt forgives everything but shirk. Catholic schools actively promote Jesus is son of God etc

                              Secular schools may have to do RE, but its an overview and they do all religions. Parents have the right to withdraw their kids although these rights are not known or exercised.

                              In religious schools you sign to say you are agreeing with the ethos, Which is far worse
                              And secular schools actively promote that Allah swt doesn't exist, aswell as homosexuality etc.
                              Last edited by Hadid; 18-04-13, 04:49 PM.

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