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FYI: Islamic Education: Past, Present & the Future – FREE COURSE

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Delivered by: Dr. Abdullah Sahin [Head of Research and Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Education at the The Markfield Institute of Higher Education [MIHE] ].

Date: Sunday 27th May 2012 Time: 9am – 6pm

Venue: Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

An intensive overview of key areas of Islamic education in relation to contemporary mainsteam perspectives.

Islamic Educational Thought – Philosphical, dialectical and hermeneutical approaches.
Theology in Islamic Education and contemporary challenges
Classical & Modern Curriculum – A critical comparison
Critical Thinking – Reason, method and limits.
Pedadogy and Faith development
Historical overview of Islamic Institutions – Rise and decline
Contemporary Islamic education and Institutions – Problems and prospects
Extensive Q & A sessions

At one time, the Muslims lead the world in all fields of education. Scholars were polymaths, experts in many fields and people from all over the world came to study in the universities of Baghdad, Cordoba, Timbuktu and Samarkand. Syllabuses were diverse offering the Greek Sciences to the Sacred Islamic Sciences, critical and creative thinking were both accepted within bounds thus producing vast array of thoughts, ideas and literature that affected all civilisations to this day. Great Rulers and their wives patronised the institutions.

Today, there is not a single Muslim institute in the top 100 institutes of the world. Those with the lowest ability become Islamic Scholars, and this endless cycle of poor funding and support further perpetuated the downward spiral. The modern world has posed many challenges to “Teaching Islam”, “Islamic Theology”, the current institutes and “Islamic thought”. To this day, very little study and constructive critism has been done on Islamic Education in the past and of current, thus any change has been slow. In this course, we seek to highlight some of this notions and look at ways for improvement.

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  • Raza

    Excellent talk and very informative.

    May 28, 2012

  • Shakeel A.

    Informative and interesting. Well presented and delivered

    May 28, 2012

  • Sukainah J.

    I found this course very interesting

    May 28, 2012

  • Usman N.

    yes Khalid, it's free. Apparently registration was to close by 14th May but now it's extended by 25th. You can try the link Raza ha given:

    May 25, 2012

  • Usman N.

    AoA All,
    I had registered for 2 people online but my friend won't be able to make it. If anyone want to attend the lecture but haven't got confirmed registration please drop me a message.

    May 24, 2012

  • Raza

    Arfa, I have posted the booking link. You need to register and they will inform you of booking success.

    May 16, 2012

  • Arfa

    Were we supposed to get in touch with the organisers to ensure we have a seat?

    May 16, 2012

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