The Availability of Non-Muslims' Rights in the Content of Islamic Culture and Education Textbooks for the Basic and Secondary Stages in Jordan

Ahmad Mohamad Alzbon

Abstract


The study aimed at identifying the availability of non-muslims' rights and duties in the textbooks of Islamic education and culture for the basic and secondary stages in Jordan through the use of content analysis method based on describing the phenomenon and putting down the frequency of the used unit of analysis. The study showed that the rights of non-muslims got the highest percentage of the availability in the textbooks of Islamic education and culture in Jordan which is the right of kindly dialoguing and argumenting non-muslims in the best way, in addition to the rights of the freedom of belief, worship, self and money security, the good living, good neighboring, personal status, justice and equality and also the rights of citizenship. As for the duties of non-muslims, that got the highest percentage of availability that was the duty of cooperating in defending the muslims' country, banning the tyrancy and social corruption, the financial commitment and the commitment to the Islam regulation and being disciplined to the general order of the muslim community. The study also showed that the highest percentage of the availability of non-muslims' rights in the muslim community was in the textbook of Islamic education textbook of the tenth basic grade and the second secondary grade (the third level), too. The highest percentage for the availability of non-muslims' duties was in the textbook of Islamic education of the tenth basic grade and the Islamic culture of the second secondary grade (the third level). The study has come up with the recommendation of designing and developing scientific curricula in the Islamic countries to benefit from the Islamic method in dealing with non-muslim by including the non-muslims' rights and duties in the muslim community in the scientific curricula in all learning and educational institutions.

Keywords


Islam, Islamic Community, Non-muslims, Rights and Duties, School-Textbooks.

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