ISLAMIC EDUCATION AS PERCEIVED BY EDUPRENEURS OF ISLAMIC SCHOOLS - CONFORMANCE WITH THE TEACHINGS OF THE HOLY QUR’AN

Authors

  • SAJID ULLAH SHEIKH Institute of Business Management
  • DR. NASREEN HUSSAIN Institute of Business Management

Keywords:

Al-Ghazali’s educational thoughts, Islamic education, Islamic schools, Aims and objectives of Islamic education

Abstract

Despite expressly stating the aims and objectives of education in its policy documents, the Government of Pakistan has failed to bring out the essence of emergence of Islamic education from the Islamic ideology. Since its independence in 1947, Pakistan has remained a passive receptor of secular pedagogical models imported from the West. However, private Islamic schools, which is a segment of private schools, that has emerged since the last forty years, claim to impart modern education while adhering to the Islamic education system. To determine the authenticity of this claim, it is necessary to conform and verify their claimed aims and objectives with those as prescribed by Islam. This qualitative study, using phenomenological research methodology, explores the aims and objectives of five private Islamic schools through interviews and document reviews. The aims and objectives were analyzed in the light of Islamic education as articulated by Al-Ghazali, a renowned Islamic scholar. Al-Ghazali’s aims and objectives were outlined using content analysis. The study concludes that although private Islamic schools have perceived aims similar to those of Al-Ghazali, yet the planned objectives and basic educational structure of Islamic schools such as institution structure, education delivery framework, child learning psychology, curriculum, language focus and assessment methodology are adopted from the western world. The government, Islamic school administrators, and other stakeholders will benefit from the findings of this study.

Downloads

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

SAJID ULLAH SHEIKH, & DR. NASREEN HUSSAIN. (2022). ISLAMIC EDUCATION AS PERCEIVED BY EDUPRENEURS OF ISLAMIC SCHOOLS - CONFORMANCE WITH THE TEACHINGS OF THE HOLY QUR’AN. Hamdard Islamicus, 45(2). Retrieved from https://hamdardislamicus.com.pk/index.php/hi/article/view/456