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Humanising education and the sustainable development in Islam: will it blend?

Jan, Muhammad Tahir (2021) Humanising education and the sustainable development in Islam: will it blend? In: Economics and management sciences: reflections on humanizing education. Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 83-86. ISBN 978-967-26219-1-1

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The focus of this paper is to illuminate humanist system of education and the sustainable development approach to see if these two concepts blend together. The humanist system of education encourages and emphasises human dignity and worth, whereas, sustainable development focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. In light of Islam, both, the humanising of education and sustainability are of prime importance. Islam gives special value to human and have bestowed them (human) with the name of ―Ashraf ul Makhloqath‖ (The respectable amongst all the creatures). Similarly, Islam discourages ―Israf‖ (Waste due to excessive production and consumption) and encourages ―Wasatiyyah” (moderation), highlighting the importance of sustainability. It can, therefore, be confidently argued that in Islam humanising of education along with a conscious understanding of sustainable development is encouraged.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humanising Education, Sustainable Development, Islam, Reflection
Subjects: BPL Islamic education
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Tahir Jan
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 09:44
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 12:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93903

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