New plans have been revealed for Scotland’s first state-funded Islamic primary school.
Shaykh Zoheeb Iqbal, founder of Al Falah Academy was the man behind the first ever council-backed Islamic nursery in Glasgow, and is now hoping to secure permission for a new primary.
Iqbal said: “We would promote tolerance and teach the children about other religions. But, like in Catholic schools, there would be a religious ethos and a time for praying and learning about Islam. It is only fair to have Muslim schools if you have Catholic schools and other faith schools.”
Iqbal opened Little Wonders Islamic nursery in Govanhill a year and a half ago, which was granted partnership with Glasgow City Council last month.