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Significance of social vision in the process of reshaping islamic education

Rahath House, Yousef (2015) Significance of social vision in the process of reshaping islamic education. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies, 3 (2). pp. 4-18. ISSN 1675-8692 E-ISSN 2289-8085

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of social vision of Islam in formulating Islamic education. It has been assumed that due to neglecting the social dimension of Islam, most of the contemporary Islamic educational institutions are incapable of enabling the younger generation to look at the historical context of their lived reality more critically. Consequently, most of the Muslims are not bothered about several concrete human social problems such as inequality, economic exploitation and fragmentation of the community into different classes and groups. To solve this issue, the article suggests incorporation of the social dimension of Islam in the educational curricula. Since the Quran portrays human being as a social being by highlighting his various responsibilities in this world, one of the guiding principles of Islamic education should be to make Muslims capable of understanding the world for making it more just and better. Only then would Muslims be able to make a link between knowledge and action.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6962/47303
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Vision, Active Spirituality, Social Responsibility, Private and Social Being
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173 Islamic sociology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65 Social aspects of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Dr Yousef Rahath House
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 10:46
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 17:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47303

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