|Size (L x W x H)||22.8 cm x 15.1 cm x 1 cm|
The Pondok & Madrasah in Patani - Softcover
Author: Hasan Madmarin
Year: 2002 (Second Printing)
Publisher: Penerbit UKM
Pages: 140 pp
Weight: 241 g
Patani, a southern border province of Thailand was once the center of Islamic education and earned the title 'cradle of Islam' for the Malay Muslim World. Patani has preserved a unique religious, cultural character and institution which could not be found in the region. This town, with its well-known pondok and its learned tok guru attracts Muslims from the four southern provinces. Among the well-known pondok of Patani in those days are Pondok Berming, Pondok Dalo, Pondok Haji Mak Dagae, Pondok Babeyah, Pondok Semla and Pondok Mango. The pondok being the centre of the traditional Islamic education of the Muslims in Thailand became the focal point of attention by the Thai Government in the past three decades. During the process of education reform the pondok institution was first changed into madrasah before transforming into the Islamic private schools. The government strives to incorporate the Thai language and culture into the Islamic religious schools. The outcome of the government's effort shows that the students of the Islamic private schools now mastered Thai, Malay and Arabic.