Islamic Traditions towards Educational Aims and Methods of Acquiring Valid Knowledge
Islamic education has been practiced widely with the influence of Koran. The Koran is the most respected book of Islam regarded as the book of God. It contains Islamic teachings providing knowledge to both humans and society. Islamic education focuses more on individual development rather than acquiring intellectual knowledge. It lays stress on obtaining values of humility and nobility. Islamic education is based on the Al-Quran and Hadith both written in Arabic language to teach the language to Muslim students. Islam believes in life after death and Judgement day.
Aims of Islamic Education
i). To guide and direct Muslims on Islamic lifestyle. It teaches the Islamic way of doing things such as how to sleep, eat and pray.
ii). It teaches how to balance between social and spiritual life.
iii). Encourage unity and brotherhood among the people of Islamic community.
iv). Teach values of humility and nobility to children.
v). Inspire students to respect and follow the Islamic teachings.
vi). Teach about Islamic culture and tradition.
vii). Inspiring in living a simple and honest life.
viii). Help in the all round development of children.
i). Respect the law
ii). Respect the tradition and customs
iii). Have an understanding of the individual’s rights and duties
iv). Earning livelihood in an honest way
v). Be a strong human emotionally and mentally.
vi). Lead individuals to think creatively, uniquely and possess decision making skills.
Methods of Acquiring Knowledge through Islamic Education
1. By transmitting cultural and traditional values of Islamic religion to the new generation and so on.
2. Islamic Curriculum contains religious, scientific and vocational education.
3. The methods of teaching include lecture, discussion, debate, and question-answer session.