'The best of you are those who learn and teach the Quran’ - Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H)
The Mosques supplementary role as educational centres is now commonly referred to the Madrasah sector. An estimated 95% of Muslim children between the ages of 5-14 attend Madrasshs. Classes usually run most evenings and some weekends, normally lasting two hours.
Madrasah’s provide a structured and a graded curriculum; subjects covered include:
• Rudimentary Knowledge of Islam
• How to read the Quran
• Complex judicial points
• Memorisation of the Quran
• Ancillary issues
• Language classes
The Bolton Context:
Bolton has a population of approximately 265, 000 thousand people of which 18,500 (7%) are adherents of the Muslim faith and consists of a multitude of ethnicities.
This growing community is served by 22 Mosques across the town that all provide Madrasah education and are attended by an estimated 4,000 thousand pupils