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ERIC Number: EJ1152271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Memorizing the Words of God: Special Reference to 'Abdul Rahman Ibn Khaldun (D. 1406 A.D.)
Bensaid, Benaouda; Machouche, Salah ben Tahar
Religious Education, v112 n4 p339-350 2017
This study explores the position of the tradition of Qur'an memorization in the structure of Muslim primary education and intellectual hierarchy while drawing on the Khaldunian perspective regarding the problem of memorization versus comprehension of the Qur'an. This article concludes that the practice of Qur'an memorization is what shapes the spirit and character of Muslim traditional learning, and defines its holistic approach, chain of transmission and authority, and moreover characterizes its spiritual collectiveness. Future studies should explore the diverse challenges this tradition encounters today and how they have affected its current course and its contribution toward global Muslim identity.
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Language: English
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