Wahhabis teaching young kids about jihad, what could possibly go wrong?
Saudi Arabia has decided to introduce the concept of jihad at the intermediate school level in order to teach Islamic principles and duties to young students in the kingdom.
The ministry of education hopes the proposal will be widely welcomed by parents and educationists in the kingdom.
The ministry says the plan is to instil the “correct concept of jihad” in students.
“Textbooks will include all relevant information on jihad including a definition when it becomes a duty, and the role of women. The information on jihad was developed by the ministry’s curriculum development project for intermediate-grade fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) textbooks,” spokesperson of the education ministry Abdullah al-Dukhaini told Arab News.
The spokesperson said that the education will facilitate students in understanding Islam and help them play their “role” in society.
“Saudi curriculum is prepared by experts who have specialised knowledge and is reviewed by a Shariah committee from the board of senior scholars, universities and specialised colleges,” added al-Dukhani.