Course: Islamic System of Education(6505) Semester: Autumn, 2022 Level: MA/M.Ed.
Q.1 Describe Contemporary Muslim Society. Also enlist some distinctive features of Islamic society.
Muslims in Contemporary Societies
This stream deals with Muslims in contemporary societies in both Muslim-majority countries and countries where Muslims form a minority. It deals with issues facing Muslims in today’s world, cutting across religion, politics, law and culture. Themes that are investigated under this stream include Muslim migration and experiences of racism and multiculturalism, everyday Muslim life, identity and citizenship in the West, Shari’a law in the West, Islamic legal theory in Islamic societies, Muslim organisations in Indonesia, Sufism in Australia, transnational Islamic movements, terrorism, deradicalisation, and Muslim women’s rights. Research in this stream aims to understand the complexities and nuances of Muslim and Islamic life across the globe.
Research projects in the stream include:
· “Testing the limits of post-secularism and multiculturalism in Australia, France and the USA: Shari’a in the everyday life of Muslim communities”, Australian Research Council, Adam Possamai, Malcolm Voyce, Selda Dagistanli, Bryan Turner, AUD$185,788.
Q.2 Discuss objectives of education given by Allama Iqbal and explain their significance.
As individuality develops, the powers and capacities of man become sharpened and well defined. To quote Iqbal, his “unceasing reward consists in his gradual growth in self-possession, in uniqueness and intensity of activity as an ego. He quotes the Quranic verse, “Blessed is he who hath made it grow and undone is he who hath corrupted it”.
Education should bring out inner strength and richness. It should not teach imitation and mimicry. It has to give strength of conviction. Without strong beliefs, it is not possible to release the dynamic energy of man. Education can provide abiding values only through intellectual wisdom supplied by the depth of conviction. It has to refine and spiritualize lower forms of desire. It has to make man’s animal nature with its desires and appetites the foundation for nobler sentiments through refinement and sublimation.
Q.3 In the light of the sayings of Holy Prophet (PBUH) disucss the importance of education and training
Education is an evolving sector that is grooming day by day, and the educationists in this sector also keep on learning with a speedy time. In actuality, teaching and learning go hand in hand, and education is essential for educational institutes to invest in for the professional development of the staff. In today’s world, professional development is something highly required, and for such purpose, training is necessary for teachers. It equips them to cope with the latest technology, online tuition, and latest trends and much more for the learner of the 21st century.
It is a known datum that such students who have well informed trained teachers can perform better than their peers. So, the school management must pay attention to the training and professional development of their staff for providing moral education and well-reputed to their organization. Because the best you will spend on teachers, the best you can serve the community.
Let’s discuss a few of the reasons that how training in education is essential:
Q.4 Discuss the following statement “A nation designs its educational curricula so that a favourabe climate may be created for preparing future generation.
Education means studying in order to obtain a deeper knowledge and understanding of a variety of subjects to be applied to daily life. Education is not limited to just knowledge from books, but can also be obtained through practical experiences outside of the classroom.
There are many different understandings and definitions of what education is, but one thing can be universally agreed upon, which is the importance of education — and here’s why.
1. Provides Stability
Education provides stability in life, and it’s something that no one can ever take away from you. By being well-educated and holding a college degree, you increase your chances for better career opportunities and open up new doors for yourself.
Q.5 Discuss Hazrat Umar (RA) as an innovative adminsitrator.
Muhammad Iqbal (1877 – 1938) was a prolific writer who authored many works covering various fields and genres such as poetry, philosophy and mysticism. He expressed his ideas in many forms and this article deals with his educational philosophy. His philosophy has tremendous significance not only for Pakistan educational system, but also for the entire world. His basic concept of education is based on the teaching of the Quran. To him the superior, reliable and faultless source of knowledge is only this one. His whole educational thought is based and revolves on his concept of Khudi. He had a unique concept of education that carries the vital significance being the contribution of both modern and ancient thoughts. His well balanced thoughts are based upon the strong roots of Islamic teachings on one side and being progressive and coping with the modern scientific age on the other side. He has been very categorical in expressing his views about the education, its nature, and philosophy in his poetical works, articles and speeches. He also wrote various letters to different people and discussed the educational phenomenon in detail.
Iqbal was against of that educational system which was implemented in Indian subcontinents under the influence of colonial rule. His vision was not limited to the current deteriorated condition of his age, but also holds solutions to the prevalent problems of the Muslim societies. He was of the opinion that education is primarily a social process and this process constitutes one of the main dimensions of any philosophy of education