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Crossroads between Islamic spirituality and the instruction of science

Machouche, Salah and Bensaid, Benaouda and Ahmed, Zuraida (2019) Crossroads between Islamic spirituality and the instruction of science. KEMANUSIAAN: The Asian Journal of Humanities, 26 (supp. 1). pp. 23-45. ISSN 1394-9330 E-ISSN 2180-4257

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Abstract

The increased interest in understanding the influence of spirituality on the diverse domains of life, and alongside, the inherent pathways with science continues to draw the interest of both academicians and professionals. In the context of Muslim communities, however, and in view of their struggle for educational reforms, this issue is considered as highly critical, given Muslim active spiritual and religious take on life. This preliminary study explores the linkages associating Muslim spirituality to science and its instruction. This research shows that for science instruction, spirituality is naturally interconnected with science, helps broaden the horizon of exploration, nurtures Muslims’ connection with the divine, and helps refine their ethical responsibility towards society and nature. Further empirical research on the effects of spirituality on students’ learning attitudes to sciences and instructors’ delivery would bring to light how Muslim spiritual values shape current personal and educational developments.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6159/75371
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslim spirituality, Islamic science, Islamic education, scientific instruction, Islamic pedagogy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC905 Islamic Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Assist Prof Salah Machouche
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 09:00
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 09:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75371

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