Islamic education is highly important and valuable from multiple dimensions. Importantly, Muslims had always pay special attention to religious reforms and institutions. Besides, in today’s times, the young Muslim generation is missing the fundamental aims of Islamic education. Similarly, let’s find out more about the concept of Islamic education with its wider perspective for Muslims.
The Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, said:
طَلَبُ الْعِلْمِ فَرِيضَةٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ
Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.
Importance Of Islamic Education
In Islam, education is compulsory for men and women. Importantly, Islamic education based on the Holy Quran and Hadiths. Indeed, Religious, scientific, medical knowledge, and all other types of education carry a lot of importance according to Islam.
Islam encourages every Muslim including men and women for education. In fact, also encourage Muslims to share knowledge with others. Every Muslim will be accountable on the Day of Judgment regarding its knowledge.
Acquire knowledge and impart it to the people.
History Of Islamic Education
The first verse of the Holy Quran was about education. The Holy Messenger (P.B.U. H) teaches all the Muslims of the world about the teachings of the Holy Quran. Above all, the Holy Quran is the fundamental book of every knowledge and study. Today unquestionably there are multiple studies and subjects based on Islamic education.
After the origin of Islam, the Holy Prophet used to guide Muslims about education and knowledge too. In fact, the Holy Prophet (P.B.U. H) also guided everything about the religious knowledge to every Muslim. In the early age of Islam, Muslims used to learn by heart all the verses and hadiths.
After the Holy Prophet, all the close companions and caliphs of Islam make special arrangements for education reforms. We based the main knowledge on the religious teachings of the Holy Quran.
Every Caliph of Islam contributes to educational reforms and institutions however the Role of Hazrat Umer (R. A) in education, economics, and administration was splendid.
All caliphs promote educational institutions. Students were also encouraged and as a result, many of the people were experts in religious knowledge. Many people become Imam and scholars in later years from Muslim institutions.
In the 11th 0r 12th centuries, the ruling elites formed educational institutions known as Madrasas under the supervision of religious scholars. Muslims also implement practical knowledge of the Holy Quran.
Islamic Educational Reforms
After the 12 century Muslims establish proper educational institutes. In later years, Muslims also study other scientific and Greek subjects along with mathematics. The priority was always to religious knowledge as Muslims believes in the afterlife.
Educational reforms from Muslims.
- Muslims adopted knowledge and study of other subjects.
- Muslim researchers start practical implementation.
- They open educational and research center.
- Muslims preach the Knowledge of Islam all over the globe.
- Above all, they also learn other languages.
- Separate educational classes for women in Islam.
- Research and development in science and technology
- Multiple technology invention by Muslims Scholars
- Research on Islamic Studies
- Muslims Adopted past rational science
Value Of Teachers In Islam
Quality of education, dependent a lot on the teacher. Most importantly, you also need to choose a teacher which can help you perfectly regarding education. In fact, there are also certain rights and duties of a teacher in Islam.
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “He is not of us who does not respect our elderly, is merciful to our youth, and knows the rights of those who teach us,”
Undoubtedly, Islam also provides too much respect and importance to teachers. As they are the one who builds character and helps others to become an important member of society. Besides, they have the right to get respect and obedience. The teachers should also get some privileges financially and above all, we must treat them as a noble person of society.
Hazrat Ali (R.A.) said: “One who taught me a single word, made me his slave.”
Islamic Education And Modern Science
It’s one of the difficult concepts as people think that Islamic education and scientific education and both different as compared to each other. The reality differs from this perspective.
Unquestionably, the knowledge of Islam is the knowledge of Allah. He is the one who creates all the world including mankind. Undoubtedly, the scientist has discovered different hidden prospect of the world however it too much limited in front of religious knowledge.
Today, 80% of science is according to the knowledge of Islam. 20% is not different from the Holy Quran but it’s not yet finalized as a scientist are still discovering day by day. Not even 1% of scientific knowledge is against Islam. It proved that the Holy Quran has already authentic knowledge however science is still researching.
Islam As A Fundamental Knowledge Of Multiple Educational Fields
Islamic knowledge is not limited up to particular fields. Islamic education discovers everything in this world and the afterworld. Undoubtedly, In the Holy Quran Allah has also provided us knowledge about multiple other fields.
Indeed, Allah has also set rules and regulations about every role of life and that’s why today the Holy Quran is the fundamental knowledge of many studies. The Holy Quran guides about the following major studies.
- Political science
- Modern technology
- Artificial intelligence
- Law & offenses
- Environmental science
- Hydrodynamics studies
Islamic Education And Modern Social Society
First, Islam is a practical religion. Second, Allah has also defined the rules and regulations about everything in this world too. Most importantly, Islam focuses on the two fundamental things in its teaching.
- Haqooq Allah
- Haqooq Ul Ibad
Moreover, Haqooq Allah is related to it relates to the rights of Allah and Haqooq Ul Ibad to the rights and duties of people. Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U. H) also shows practical examples based on Islamic knowledge.
Above all, Islamic knowledge in Muslim society covers economic affairs, justice, rights of citizens, rights of poor people, and all others to organize a strong welfare society under the Islamic welfare state (IWS). Above all, it was a role model for many other civilizations. This is under the Islamic education provided by Allah through its last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U. H).