Educational Philosophy Imam Al-Ghazali’s Perspective

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Bibliographic Information
Journal Al-Basirah
Title Educational Philosophy Imam Al-Ghazali’s Perspective
Author(s) Rabbi, Fazli
Volume 1
Issue 2
Year 2012
Pages 1-16
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Keywords educational philosophy, thinker, learning, classification of knowledge, stages of education
Chicago 16th Rabbi, Fazli. "Educational Philosophy Imam Al-Ghazali’s Perspective." Al-Basirah 1, no. 2 (2012).
APA 6th Rabbi, F. (2012). Educational Philosophy Imam Al-Ghazali’s Perspective. Al-Basirah, 1(2).
MHRA Rabbi, Fazli. 2012. 'Educational Philosophy Imam Al-Ghazali’s Perspective', Al-Basirah, 1.
MLA Rabbi, Fazli. "Educational Philosophy Imam Al-Ghazali’s Perspective." Al-Basirah 1.2 (2012). Print.
Harvard RABBI, F. 2012. Educational Philosophy Imam Al-Ghazali’s Perspective. Al-Basirah, 1.

Abstract

Islam is a divine religion. It is based on divine revelation (Holy Quran) and sunnah of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. As a religion it is a complete code of life. It does not deal with worships only but addresses all fields of life. Like Beliefs and worship, Islam focuses on education also. As a last and chosen religion, it motivates human beings to seek knowledge. The first word of the first revelation (Chapter Al-alaq) starts with Iqra means Read. In first five ayat of chapter Al-alaq, the basic requirement for enhance of education (Read, knowledge and pen) have been mentioned six times. Similarly, the Holy Prophet r took many steps for imparting education. In this connection, the example of first residential university (Suffa’h) is sufficient. Imam Ghazali one of the most famous Muslim thinkers discusses the education in his books in detail. He was born in 448 AH (1057 CE) at Tabaran a town in the district of Tus, which lies within the Khorasan Province of Iran and died on 18 December (1111 CE) . In this article knowledge, its classification, stages, curriculum, art of teaching, responsibility of both teachers as well as students have been discussed in the light of Imam Ghazali educational philosophy.

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