Philosophical foundations and their implications on the Islamic education

Rahimah, Embong and Fatimah Zaharah, Ismail and Mohd Taufiq, Abd. Talib and Mohd Ridhuan Tee, Abdullah and Mariam Nabilah, Mohd Noor and Raja Hazirah, Raja Sulaiman (2017) Philosophical foundations and their implications on the Islamic education. In: International Conference On Islamic Law And Society IV, 10-11 May 2015, UniSZA.

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This paper aims to elucidate some philosophical foundations underlying education in the Islamic weltanschauung. The qualitative method of philosophical analysis is employed for the purpose of this study. The finding of this study is the significance of four philosophical foundations, namely, the ontological, epistemological, theological and axiological, which are essential for developing a theoretical framework for Islamic education. The ontological foundation, which pertains to the theory of existence or being, focusses on human nature and man's integrative components and functions. The epistemological foundation illuminates the nature of knowledge, its sources and methodologies. The theological foundation constructs the Islamic belief system based on the unity of Divinity and the tawhidic paradigm. The fourth foundation is the axiological, which emphasises certain key values underlying the Islamic value system. This study has some implications on Islamic education. The ontological foundation strengthens the philosophical basis of Islamic education, while the epistemological foundation provides curricular implications on its content and both the theological and axiological foundations are significant for the methodological processes of education. Together, they ensure a holistic personality as the final product of Islamic education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 02:26
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 02:26

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