The site is sacred to both Muslims and Jews and as such is a recurrent flash point in the Arab-Israeli conflict.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s cabinet voted Monday night to dismantle metal detectors set up outside the sacred compound in response to an attack there by an Arab gunman that killed two Israeli police officers on 14 July.
All four founders of the Muslim schools of law – Imams Abu Hanifa, Malik, Shafi’i, and Ibn Hanbal – gained their immense knowledge by sitting in gatherings with other scholars (usually in the mosques) to discuss and learn Islamic law.
Some schools throughout the Muslim world continue this tradition of informal education.
Most of the local population was educated by such primary schools throughout their childhood.
After completing the curriculum of the can be considered the first modern universities.
Dating back to at least the 900s, young students were educated in a primary school called a were attached to a mosque, where the resident scholars and imams would hold classes for children.
These classes would cover topics such as basic Arabic reading and writing, arithmetic, and Islamic laws.From the very earliest days of Islam, the issue of education has been at the forefront at the minds of the Muslims.The very first word of the Quran that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was, in fact, “Read”.Ibn Khaldun notes that in Morocco at his time, the had a curriculum which spanned sixteen years.He argues that this is the “shortest [amount of time] in which a student can obtain the scientific habit he desires, or can realize that he will never be able to obtain it.” When a student completed their course of study, they would be granted an today can be most closely compared to diplomas granted from higher educational institutions.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Muslims across the world to “visit” and “protect” Jerusalem, slamming what he said was an “unacceptable” infringement on Palestinians’ rights to a holy site.