Development and refinement in the content of Islamic education and da’wah.

  1. The preferred approach is for RISEAP member organizations, many of which have their own expertise, to decide what kind of Islamic education program and curriculum are best-suited their respective circumstances. This approach is considered to be more practical than attempting to standardize a uniform Islamic education program and curriculum. In addition, instead of trying to “re-invent” Islamic education curriculum and da’wah program from scratch, it may be more productive to study the existing programs of other organizations worldwide, and to copy (as well as translate) whatever appealing ideas that one can find. In 2012, RISEAP published a book entitled “Explaining Islamic Belief Across Cultures” with the objective of sharing experiences in in cross-cultural dawah, in the context of plural societies.
  1. There is a need to recognize and learn from the rapid advancements in audio-visual technology and higher standards of printing and presentation of information. In addition, there is a need to recognize and learn from the development of new platforms for distant-learning that appeal to a younger generation of Muslims. Member organizations can benefit from observing, learning and adapting these new technologies for their education and da’wah programs.