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Moslem Students In Cairo

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
October
Year
1898
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

In Cairo at the anciem academy of El Azhar 1,500 students are taught the doctrines of the Koran, the Moslem Bible. The studente sit cross-legged n groupe of from four to eight, with a Ulama, or teacher, in their midst. Exercise books are seldom eniployed, but occasionally a student makes a note with a reed on a slate, which is held in the left hand. The necessary outfit consists only of a rug, a copy of the Koran, and a low stand. Each pupil learns hie lesson aloud, and the air is full of the most distracting noises, that may be heard at a great distance. The Koran alone is taught in these schools, the pupils being quite ignorant pf mathematics, history or the sciences.