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Integrated education in Kerala: the pioneering role of Sayyed Ismail Shihabuddin Pookkoya Thangal of Panoor (1936-2010)

Abdul Jalil, Mohd. Noh and Muhsin, Sayyed Mohamed (2021) Integrated education in Kerala: the pioneering role of Sayyed Ismail Shihabuddin Pookkoya Thangal of Panoor (1936-2010). MANU: Jurnal Pusat Penataran Ilmu & Bahasa, 32 (2). pp. 61-72. ISSN 1511-1989 E-ISSN 2590-4086

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Abstract

This paper aims at analysing the concept of integrated education and its implementation by Sayyed Ismail Shihabuddin Pookkoya Thangal of Panoor (d. 2010) in Kerala, India. The scholar ardently advocated the importance of integrated education. He established educational institutions and spearheaded them till the end of his life. He believed that integrated education is instrumental in fulfilling the duties of a Mu’min (true believer) in this world, i.e., Khilāfah (vicegerency), ʿubūdiyah (servitude) and amānah (trust). In addition, He thought that due to various reasons, Islam is misunderstood and misrepresented in the modern world, which could only be rectified with proper da’wah works imbued with al-ḥikmah (wisdom). These works can only be done after Muslims profoundly mastering both Islamic and human sciences. This paper employs textual studies of relevant literature produced by Sayyed Ismail, followed by an analysis of its impacts on society. This paper found that Sayyed Ismail could be regarded among the first in Kerala who put forth the idea of education that integrates the Islamic sciences (Naqli knowledge) and the rational sciences (Aqli knowledge) with an aim to produce Muslims who can efficiently deal with the needs and challenges of the modern world.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Integrated, Islamic sciences; rational science; Kerala
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
BPL Islamic education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1001 Types of education
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 > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Noh Abdul Jalil
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 14:08
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 14:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94932

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