Sat 21 September 2019:
For parents working in a foreign country, choosing the right schools for their kids can be a challenge, especially for a Muslim family living in a community with where Muslims are the minority. Apart from hoping to get a good quality education, the family would also hope for the tolerance and the acceptance of the community itself.
Recently, a Singaporean Muslim father who is currently living in Australia, Syahrom Rahmad, shared about his daughter’s experience of going to the local Baptist College. he wrote,
“When Sumaiyah joined the local Baptist College, we were informed that she was the first hijabi student in the middle highschool college. The principal of the college took the effort to prepare a praying area for Sumaiyah.”
He elaborated further his wife had a discussion with the principal and they proposed to the board members that the hijab and clothing that cover the aurat be included as part of the school uniform.