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Islamic education in Uganda: challenges and prospects of Islamization of Knowledge.

Lujja, Sulaiman and Mohammed, Mustafa Omar and Hassan, Rusni (2016) Islamic education in Uganda: challenges and prospects of Islamization of Knowledge. TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies,, 7 (2). pp. 141-155. ISSN 2085-0980

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Abstract

This paper is intended to assess the performance of the prevailing Islamic education in Uganda and how Islamization of human acquired knowledge can ϔigure into improvement of the performance of this curriculum to foster modernity. The study also avails a successful methodology towards Islamization of knowledge in the context of Ugandan education system. The study was conducted qualitatively using secondary data, i.e. information was collected using library search, where books, journal articles, periodicals, and online resources were used in gathering data. As it was the case in the ancient Islamic empire during its golden age, what will make Islamic education in Uganda strong is its openness to both Islamic studies and social sciences side-by-side in the same curriculum to complement each other in nurturing balanced graduates, who are well integrated intellectually and spiritually. While the Islamic traditional system of education does not provide solutions to most of the contemporary issues; the Western system of education will provide some solutions to these issues, but with contradictory worldview to that of Islam. Few studies have considered the Islamization of knowledge project in overcoming secularism in education and the prevalent challenges in Islamic education system across the Muslim world. This study employs the Islamization of knowledge project to counteract Muslim education problems in Uganda. It, therefore, makes a theoretical contribution by considering a new concept in education as a vehicle to revamp Islamic education in Uganda. KEY WORDS: Islam, education, Islamic education, Islamization of knowledge, and Uganda.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1957/53572
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, education, Islamic education, Islamization of knowledge and Uganda
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Dr Rusni Hassan
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 15:40
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 16:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53572

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