Relevance and Challenges of Islamic University: Al-Qalam University, Katsina as a Model

Abdullah, Abdul Hakim and Abubakar, Tahir Abdulrahman and Ado, Shehu Garki (2015) Relevance and Challenges of Islamic University: Al-Qalam University, Katsina as a Model. International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 3 (2). pp. 409-414. ISSN ISSN 2348-3156 (Print) ISSN 2348-3164 (online)

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Abstract

Islamic University is a specialized and purposive institution that is brought to fruition after the first world conference on Muslim education of Mecca in order to respond to the devilling crisis inflicting the Muslim’s education. The common philosophy of the Islamic institutions is the integration between the revealed and the rational sciences as well as the Islamization of the total educational processes. Therefore, the Islamic universities are presently facing the paining challenges of the insufficient resources which might affect its initial target and the cause of its implementation because these universities are mostly owned by the private Muslims individuals and Islamic organizations in a various Muslims societies particularly in Nigeria. However, the present study adopted case study, descriptive and documentary methods for collection and analysis of the data. Another significant instrument used in this investigation is a field interview with some officials of Al-Qalam University, Katsina. The study is also aimed to determine the educational philosophy, significant relevance and the militating challenges of the Islamic university from the case of Al-Qalam University Katsina in Nigeria. The finding of this study has released some positive contribution of Islamic University to the character building and the spiritual development of the Muslim community. Therefore, the paper has proposed some beneficial suggestion as a solution for continuous existence and future improvement of the Islamic Universities.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Keywords: Islamic University, Relevance, Challenges, Al-Qalam University.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Contemporary Islamic Studies
Depositing User: AP Dr. Abdul Hakim Abdullah
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2015 04:12
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2015 04:12
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3636

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