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ERIC Number: EJ785591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Nearness to God: A Perspective on Islamic Education
Alavi, Hamid Reza
Religious Education, v103 n1 p5-21 Jan 2008
Islam, as one of the most important religions of the world, has particular and significant educational views. The purpose of this article is to extract and interpret Islam's view of education. Using classic texts and the author's scholarship, Islamic education is defined as a form of religious education drawing humans near to God and God's purposes. In particular, the educational values that are central to Islamic education are clarified. In this way, the author hopes to advance Islamic education as an important element in the conversation about religious education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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