Islamic Education and the Implication of Educational Dualism

Abdurrahman Abubakar, Tahir and Abdullah, Abdul Hakim and Ubale, Adamu Zakiyu and Embong, Rahimah (2016) Islamic Education and the Implication of Educational Dualism. The Social Sciences, 11 (2). pp. 156-163. ISSN 1818-5800

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Prior to the euro-colonial adventurers in Nigeria and Malaysia, Islam was subsumed a complete way of life and Islamic system of education was referred as a holistic approach to learning as was the case in the early ages of Islamic civilization. A dual system, spiritual and material approaches were incidentally employed, each of which is differ to the other. The two systems have different approach to education and made unrelated provisions towards the development of mankind. The focus of Islamic education was on integrating individuals who are masters in their specializations and are equipped with fundamental values of Islam. Thus, the real purpose of man as an ‘abd’ (worshipper) and his natural role as khalifatullah (Allah’s vicegerent) on earth can be achieved. The newly imported system falls short as it focuses on physical wellbeing and the temporal life achievement, these systems has negatively impacted the individuals, family and the entire communal life. As such the Islamic education faces chronic challenges from different dimensions resulting from the amalgamation. This also created it continues collapse unconditionally. This study will purposely describe the clear concept of Islamic education, its philosophy and the implication of educational dualism. The study will analyse the chronic nature and numerous implication of educational dualism on social and educational well-beings in both countries. The study will also suggest recommendations to strategize efforts for the reformation of contents, methods and curriculum so as to plan for the real integrative system with balance policies as promoted by Islamic education.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Education; Islamic education; Western education; educational dualism; integrated approach
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Contemporary Islamic Studies
Depositing User: AP Dr. Abdul Hakim Abdullah
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 07:21
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 07:21

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