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Educational Philosophy of Islam

Arif Ali Khan (Editor) M.R.K. Afridi (Editor)

The Philosophy of education in Islam, manifests in the Islamic perceptions of knowledge, wits, vision and academic and literary traditions, method of transformation of knowledge and the educational system as a whole. The ethos, nature and concept of Islamic education have properly been dealt in Holy Quran. The traditional theories of education and the method of teaching have perfectly been followed in Islam. The philosophical concept of learning exclusively deals with the genesis of man, life in continuation, the objectives and significance of teaching, and the very significance of learning and concept of knowledge and wisdom. The main philosophical attributes of education are personal freedom, universality of teaching, respect to the authority of Allah the dignity of human being, development of self and character, etc. Islamic philosophical teachings give due importance to wisdom, intellect, knowledge, freedom of expression, morality, logic, argumentation, importance of conscience, promotion of faith and proven knowledge. Islamic teachings also support the modern scientific spirit and logical and ethical base of the modern education. The studies in religion, humanities and science are equipped with lots of social ideals. Human factors; such as human brain at work, grace of nature and role of human behaviour are also correlated with the educational philosophy, under Islam.This book entitled: Educational Philosophy of Islam is the perfect description of educational philosophy of Islam and its philosophical discourse on education in nutshell.

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About the authors

Arif Ali Khan

Dr. Arif Ali Khan, B.A. (Hons), M.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D., is an alumnus of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University. He hails from an aristocratic and scholarly family in former state of Baghpat in U.P. He has travelled widely and participated in several conferences. Dr. Khan, a scholar, in his own right, is devoted to research and studies. Recently, he has focused on academic writing. He is a senior member of the teaching faculty at Aligarh Muslim University. Currently, he is busy in accomplishing his next project on Islam itself.

M.R.K. Afridi

M.R.K. Afridi, an authority on Islamic Theology and Islamic Studies, is M.A. M.Th. from Aligarh Muslim University. As a senior member of the teaching faculty, he is known as a specialist in Islamic Philosophy and ideology. He is a linguist in his own right. He has command over Arabic, Persian, Urdu, English and Hindi. An Islamic preacher, he has addressed national and international conferences, besides having toured the Islamic world at length. He has several books to his credit. Currently, he is working on his next project on Faiths and beliefs. Further, he is planning for some selected projects on Islam itself.

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Bibliographic information

Title Educational Philosophy of Islam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pentagon Press
Language: English
isbn 9788182742369