Muslims craft their own curriculum

Every morning, Fatima Saleem’s two children get up and go to school at the kitchen table in their Columbia, S.C., home.

In between math, social studies, and English, their mother – who doubles as their teacher – mixes in lessons in Arabic and Islamic studies.

The Saleem family is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims opting to teach their children at home. As do home schoolers of other faiths, Ms. Saleem says teaching her children herself ensures they absorb a strong religious identity. Read more…

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