The students are expected to:
realize the importance of education in islam in a society where religion and knowledge in general and science in particular do not go hand in hand
- be informed on the two categories that knowledge in islam in divided into.
- understand that the Quran is the source of knowledge.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Education in Islam is a concept based on verses of the Quran as well as hadiths that emphasize the positive benefits to be gained from the acquisition of knowledge. Education in Islam is twofold: acquiring intellectual knowledge (through the application of reason and logic) and developing spiritual knowledge (derived from divine revelation and spiritual experience). According to the worldview of Islam, provision in education must be made equally for both. Acquiring knowledge in Islam is not intended as an end but as a means to stimulate a more elevated moral and spiritual consciousness, leading to faith and righteous action. Τhe Islamic purpose of education as a balanced growth of the total personality through training the spirit, intellect, rational self, feelings and bodily senses such that faith is infused into the whole personality.
The Quran is the optimal source of knowledge. For teaching Quranic traditions, the Maktab as elementary school emerged in mosques, private homes, shops, tents, and even outside.
Additional bibliography for study
Staff, Writer. "Islam - History of Islamic Education, Aims and Objectives of Islamic Education". http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/2133/Islam.html#ixzz5LyrvLkoW (ανακτήθηκε 22.07.2018)
Staff, Writer. "Education". oxfordislamicstudies. http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/print/opr/t236/e0212 (ανακτήθηκε 22.07.2018)