Over the course of time, unfortunately, the value of Islamic studies as compulsory education has declined due to the evolution of secular sciences. Worldly arts and sciences are the more popular and more prioritized.A Muslim carries serious responsibility of being a righteous person, and wholesome, contributing member of the Ummah, ideally, there should be a hybrid of general and Islamic studies and not a one-sided approach.
Current Educational Approach
Islam has been prescribed for mankind by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) as a compulsory and complete code of life, however, it is unfortunate that majority of “practical” and “modern” Muslims consider Islamic education secondary and choose to benefit from it in their spare time, if they have any. They focus very strongly on choosing a highly qualified career path and consequentially are able to establish themselves as good doctors, good engineers, good lawyers, but do no invest the same time and effort into Islam. At the opposite end of the spectrum, if an individual engrosses themselves in Islamic Studies that are not balanced or holistic, such individuals can develop an attitude of arrogance, intolerance, and disconnect, failing to understand the issues that Muslims face in a modern context.