HashimKamali

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 12:07

Classical and Contemporary Approaches to Education Featured

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Abstract

This article charts the historical trajectories of education in Islam, surveying the scriptural, philosophical, and institutional foundations and examines how they have been affected by reforms following the advent of modernity and its attendant philosophies. The discourse begins with an enquiry into the ethico-religious basis of learning in the Qur'an, Sunnah and juristic doctrine, as well as the spirit that guides them, such as academic freedom, classifications of knowledge, and teaching methodologies. The discussion proceeds to consider contemporary challenges to Islamic approaches to learning especially those coming from scientific modernity, rationality and science, which need to be negotiated, confronted if necessary, and intgrated when deemed beneficial.

An Islamic Perspective,” Islam and Civilisational Renewal, Vol. 2 No: 3 (April 2011), pp 447-467.

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