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ERIC Number: EJ1216762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2310-0869
Al-Ghazali's Aims and Objectives of Islamic Education
Sheikh, Sajid Ullah; Ali, Muhammad Abid
Journal of Education and Educational Development, v6 n1 p111-125 Jun 2019
The Constitution of Pakistan (1973) and our various educational policies have given clear direction on aims of our education system, which should be based on Islamic principles. However, since independence, Pakistan is still unable to devise a system of education, the aims of which are derived from Qur'an and Sunnah as mandated by the constitution. As such a dire need is felt to understand the aims and objectives education from our ideological perspective. It has been generally agreed that Al-Ghazali's thoughts comply with the Qur'anic principles, he is well accepted by vast strata of Muslims in Pakistan and appreciated by west as well. Accordingly, this qualitative study explored educational aims and objectives from Al-Ghazali's thoughts and philosophy, using content analysis of various writings of and on Al-Ghazali. Based on this research, we can conclude that the aim of Islamic education should be associated with the aim of a person's life. Based on this fundamental assumption and guideline provided by Al-Ghazali, we can develop aims and objectives of Islamic education as directed in the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan