Educational views of Ibnu Sina

Rahimah, Embong and Sakinah, Salleh (2017) Educational views of Ibnu Sina. Al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues, 2 (1). pp. 13-24. ISSN 2550-1992

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Some crucial questions have been raised in recent decades about the true Islamic education: its aim, underlying philosophy and assumptions, value system and the most serious question is how to integrate the dualistic and contradictory systems of education in order to solve the problem of dualism or bifurcation faced by the Ummah in this present day. Some Muslim scholars suggest that the pre-requisites of being excellent in this world and the hereafter is to go back to al-Quran and al- Sunnah. Unfortunately, the views of the Islamic scholars on Islamic education have been neglected due to domination of western elements and modern ideas. Therefore, it is a great need for us to examine the previous Muslim philosophers’ views and contributions. For the purpose of discussing Muslim philosopher’s view of education, Ibn Sina’s concepts and ideas concerning education which was derived from some philosophical and epistemological domains has been analysed. An extensive documentary analysis was made for this purpose, while previous literatures of Ibnu Sina’s were referred to. A ‘biographical’ works were made which refers to a work that draws on whatever materials are available to Ibnu Sina’s to represent an account of his life and achievements. Narrative analysis is used to elicit results and a comparative analysis of this philosopher with Western thinker such as Aristotle and John Dewey was also ensued. It is hoped that, this would explain Ibn Sina’s genuineness in developing knowledge in accordance with al-Quran and al- Sunnah and his contribution to the contemporary educational system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic Education, Islamic Philosophy, Muslim scholars, Islamic Worldview
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2022 01:40
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 01:40

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