9. “If a man seeks the path of acquiring knowledge, God guides him to a path leading to paradise” 1, p. 33-34. His philosophy is an expression of his own personality. 2, p. 213-14, 270-71; vol. (Source). Arabic illumination, Baghdad, 1237; MS Arabe 5847 folio 18v. Aim of education and Imam Ghazali: According to Khalid (2005) character and personality development of the learner is the main purpose of education in the point of view of Imam Ghazali. He resolved this conflict by maintaining that philosophy was correct in as far as it agreed with the principles of (Islamic) religion, and was flawed wherever it was at variance with it. From these native and borrowed sciences a flourishing scientific movement grew rapidly, although a conflict soon arose between the religious sciences and the disciplines of philosophy and the natural sciences, or between the fuqaha’ and the philosophers. Scholars, teachers and pupils For him, the teacher should be a model and an example, not merely a purveyor or medium of knowledge. He divides the arts into the categories of licit, reprehensible and forbidden. Al-Ghazali considers the seeking of knowledge as a form of worship, and teaching as a duty and an obligation, and indeed a most excellent profession. [3] Madrasa, pl. He has taught man that which he knew not” The same is true of dancing, which may be practised or watched in the appropriate places, as long as it does not arouse desire or encourage sinful acts. The version we republish hereafter was edited and revised; we publish it with a slightly different title, new images and captions. His writings are typical of the thought and literature of the Ottoman era. (See Works by al-Ghazali.). Al-Ghazali attaches great importance to the climate in which teaching takes place, and to the kind of relations that are desirable; in doing so, he continues and reaffirms the Islamic traditions of education. Based on a reflexion on the methods and knowledge of teaching, and detailing the relationships between scholars, teachers and pupils, his education concept had a notable influence inside and outside the Muslim world. Increase me in knowledge” Curiously, although al-Ghazali attacked philosophy and the natural sciences, and was influential in persecuting and weakening them, he also helped to restore them to the curriculum at al-Azhar at the end of the 19th century, where the head of that university, Muhammad al-Anbabi 1878 CE (1305 H) adduced al-Ghazali’s writings on the natural sciences in order to demonstrate that they were not contradictory to religion and to authorize their teaching [35]. Things remained thus until the end of the 18th century, when a new intellectual leadership appeared, that of the modern, secular, western-educated scholars, who imposed themselves in the 19th and 20th centuries. Sulyman, Fathia Hasan, Ma'thahib fi al-tarbia, Bahith fi al-ma'thib al-tarbawi 'anda al-ghazali, (Educational Philosophies: On the educational philosophy of al-Ghazali) Cairo: maktabat Nahdat Misr, 1964. These clashes, in turn, helped to shape Islamic society and civilization, and ended in the 11th century CE with the victory of the alliance of the fuqaha’ and Sufis over the philosophers and scholars. © Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France. Other worldly goals, such as the pursuit of wealth, social standing or power, and even the love of knowledge, are illusory, since they relate to the transient world [14]. The only kind of singing to be allowed, in his view, is that of religious and heroic songs, or those sung at official festivities (religious festivals, celebrations, banquets, etc.). Al-Ghazali’s influence was not limited to the Islamic world, for he also had an impact on Christian European thought. GOD has endowed him with two types of Knowledge:(1)Acquisitional Knowledge,and (2)Revelational Knowledge. madaris: educational institution comparable to a modern college or university. When he had completed the outlines of this great philosophical edifice, and begun to put it into practice, al-Ghazali found himself turning to education and teaching, in the same way as the great philosophers before him had done. This position was the result of the persecution and intellectual terrorism prevailing at that time, which led to the assassination of a number of thinkers and the burning of their books [50]. The pupil, in turn, has a duty to consider the teacher as a father, to whom he owes obedience and respect [39]. In his Summa Theologiae, St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) draws heavily on al-Ghazali’s ideas contained in Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, Kimiya-yi Sa‘adat and Ar-Risala al-Laduniya. [32] Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, vol. Works by other classical Islamic or Arabic authors, 9.4. He was a prominent thinker in many fields philosophy, logic, theology, hadith, sociology and politics. Al-Ghazali comes close to the idea of ‘proficiency learning’ when he recommends that the teacher should not move on from one subject matter to another without first ensuring that the pupil has mastered the first subject matter, and to the concept of the ‘complementarity of sciences’ when he advises that the teacher should pay attention to the interconnectedness of knowledge and the relations between its various branches. [53] Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, vol. [18] Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, vol. In fact, in Islam there is no tension between science and religion. critically study AL GHAZALI’s philosophy of education The philosophy of AL GHAZALI … With the growth of Arab and Islamic culture, and through contact and interaction with and borrowing from foreign cultures, another set of disciplines arose, such as medicine, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, philosophy and logic, which were called the ‘non-Arab’ sciences. This work is divided into four parts, dealing with devotional practice, social customs, the causes of perdition and the means of salvation, and while al-Ghazali hardly says anything new in it, its four volumes totalling some 1,500 pages constitute a compendium of Islamic religious thought in the Middle Ages. By virtue of these potentialities, man is capable of generating conceptual and creative knowledge, something which is an exclusive characteristic of human beings. In his view, women are for the most part of dubious morality and limited intelligence; a virtuous woman is a rare phenomenon. A jurist, logician, theologian, and philosopher, he was honoured in the history of Islam with title of Hujjatul-Islam (the Proof of Islam)." Al-Ghazali’s period of apprenticeship ended with the death of al-Juwaini 1085 CE (478 H); he was now about 28 years old, becoming involved in politics and mingling with the ruling circles. 1, p. 42-47, Mizan al-‘Amal, pp. Of course, the ultimate objective of this whole exercise is to see as to how far we can draw any guidance from these sources in the process of the reconstruction of our own system of education .It may be recalled that there is an internal and external pressure on our state and society to secularise our system of education .One of the central themes of our thesis would be to assess as to what type of education would suit our national needs ; that is how far we can depart from our socio-cultural norms and values. Al-Ghazali aimed his attacks more against the principle of the infallibility of the imam than against the esoteric interpretation of shari‘a. Works by Al-Ghazali Preventing the boy from playing and burdening him constantly with learning can only weary his heart and blunt his mind, spoiling his life and making him so despise study that he resorts to all manner of tricks to escape it [21]. 1, p. 46 and vol. On the problem of doubt and the means of attaining knowledge, cf., in particular, Al-Munqidh min ad-Dalal, Mi‘yar al-‘Ilm and Al-Ma‘arif al-‘Aqliya. The teachers should take into account the differences in character and ability between pupils, and deal with each one of them appropriately. In his opinion, teaching is not the duty of scholars and teachers alone; anyone who learns something has a duty to teach it [49]. Ghazali called it the happiness of the next world: “Knowledge is precious for its own sake, because with its help the happiness of the next word and Divine vision can be gained”. Islam and education are inter connected. [10] See in particular Tahafut al-Falasifa, p. 237 and seq. seq. In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists). He also stresses that learning is only effective when it is put into practice, and is aimed at inculcating the right habits rather than simply memorizing information [41]. He defines the role of the scholar in society as: (a) seeking to attain the truth; (b) cultivating his innermost self and acting in accordance with the knowledge which he has attained; (c) disseminating the truth and teaching others without desire or fear [44]. And in order to enable him to fulfill his trust-that is to reform the earth and establish a just socio-moral order in this world. The period following Ghazali "has tentatively been called the Golden Age of Arabic philosophy" initiated by Ghazali's successful integration of logic into the Islamic seminary Madrasah curriculum. Ensure that they are spiritually pure before they undertake the quest for knowledge; 2. The problem is that whoever studies them may go on to metaphysics and other disciplines which should be avoided. 1, ch. were studied. Examples of such disciplines are medicine and linguistics [29]. Some observers see this trend as a new revival movement, while others perceive in it a threat not only to the Islamic countries, but to the entire world, and a source of destabilization, taking Islam and Muslims back fourteen centuries. Mizan al-‘Amal, in particular, was widely read by Jews in the Middle Ages; several translations of it were made into Hebrew, and it was recast for Jewish readers by replacing verses of the Koran with passages from the Torah. Furthermore, he operates within a constrained framework, within which there is more compulsion than freedom of choice. True knowledge, in al-Ghazali’s view, is knowledge of God, His books, His prophets, the kingdoms of earth and heaven, as well as knowledge of shari‘a as revealed by His Prophet. 1, p. 28-29, 43. [30] Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, vol. Although he holds that girls may claim from their parents, and wives from their husbands, the right to be educated, such education is very limited. Therefore, the main responsibility for children’s education falls on the parents, who take credit for their probity and bear the burden of their errors; they are partners in everything the children do, and this responsibility is subsequently shared by the teachers [15]. Al-Ghazali (1058-1111) was one of the most influential Muslim thinkers. [37]. Like many legal experts and philosophers, al-Ghazali divides the universe into the transient world and the eternal hereafter. [27] On this subject, cf. Al-Ghazali’s philosophy of education represents the high point of Islamic thinking on education, in which al-Ghazali’s inclination towards reconciliation and the integration of various intellectual schools is apparent. (DOC) Al Ghazali's Philosophy of Education | Syed Moeenuddin Peerzada - Academia.edu While studying the philosophy of various education philosophers it was felt that all these western philosophers have developed their theories on the basis of their own thoughts and observations. It is a class society divided into a thinking and ruling élite, and the masses, whose affairs are entirely in the hands of the élite. Revelational knowledge gives man the basic wisdom and values that may help him in conquest of his own animal nature. Ghazali complete the book Sirr al-'mafi Kasyaf Alamain wa ad-Darain (Reveals (Jonah, tth: 10. Cf. The research thesis will be organized into five chapters which are briefly given below. Karim Fazul (1993) Ihya Ulum-ID-Din,Darul-Ishat,Urdu Bazar Karachi Pakistan. It is not enough to impart theoretical learning; that learning must be put into practice. Al-Ghazali’s writings on education constitute the high point of thinking on the subject in the Islamic world. Our republishing of the article relies on the authorisation embedded by the publisher according to which the document may be reproduced free of charge as long as acknowledgement is made of the source. On the editing of al-Ghazali’s works and the authenticity of attribution to him, see: Badawi, ‘A. [24] Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, vol. This building was so enduring that it still stands. His contribution in the field of knowledge is very substantial .He is one of the most influential scholar in the history of Islam. 1, p. 48-51; Mizan al-‘Amal, 98-104; Fatihat al-‘Ulum, p. 60-63. Educational Philosophy of Ghazali: Farz-e-Ain and Farz-e-Kifaya Ghazali also included these ideas of purification of heart and following of Shariya in his educational thought. 2. He took part in political and learned disputes and wrote books until he was appointed as a professor to the Nizamiya madrasa at Baghdad, the most celebrated and important centre of science and teaching in the Mashriq (Islamic East) at that time. [55] Al-Ghazali proposes a ‘professional code of ethics’ for teachers, who, he says, should practice what they preach, and be an example to their pupils and to people in general [56]. [58] Ayyuha-l-Walad, p. 127 (O Disciple, p. 7). [34] Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, vol. Figure 11: Abu Zayd preaching in the Mosque, from Maqamat al-Hariri by Abu Muhammad al-Qasim Hariri (1054-1121), illustrated by the medieval Iraqi artist Al-Wasiti. Islamic (particularly Sunnite) educational thought followed the course mapped out by al-Ghazali and this influence has remained valid even after the influx of Western civilization and the emergence of a modern, contemporary Arab civilization [63]. The problem is that it is difficult, if not impossible, to study and understand them together. 7. Later Muslim medieval historians say that Abû HâmidMuhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazâlî was born in 1058 or 1059in Tabarân-Tûs (15 miles north of modern Meshed, NE Iran),yet notes about his age in his letters and his autobiography indicatethat he was born in 1055 or 1056 (Griffel 2009, 23–25).Al-Ghazâlî received his early education in his hometown ofTus together with his brother Ahmad (c.1060–1123 or1126) who became a famous preacher and Sufi scholar. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. If it leads to thinking about God. Imam Ghazali’s IHYA ULUM-ID-DIN will help us to know about Imam Ghazali’s educational contribution. Al-Ghazali represents the traditional Islamic approach in his insistence on the importance of scholars (the inheritors of the prophets) in society. These are in turn divided into: (i) revealed sciences, of which there are four: the fundamentals (the Book, sunna, ijma‘ and the teachings of the companions of the Prophet); the branches (fiqh and ethics); means (linguistics and grammar); and the accessories (reading, tafsir, the sources of fiqh, annals and geneology); and (ii) non-revealed sciences (medicine, mathematics, poetry and history) [36]. [35] Al-Munqidh min ad-Dalal, p. 140-1; Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, vol. He then proceeds to advise students (especially those in higher education) to divide their days in the following manner, spending from dawn to sunrise in invocation of God and private worship; from sunrise to midmorning seeking knowledge from one’s professors; from mid-morning to mid-afternoon in writing notes and making fair copies; from mid-afternoon to sunset in attending learned gatherings or in performing rites of invocation, begging forgiveness or glorification of God. 3, p. 18, 23, 26. To feed someone with the right food is to give life; to burden someone with what is not right can only cause ruin [23]. To assess the aims and objectives of Imam Ghazali’s Philosophy of education. Knowledge is so much important in Islam that Allah (SWT) commanded The prophet Muhammad to seek more of it. 2, p. 36-43. Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Al-Ghazali. are disregarded for the purpose of this alphabetical order. The friend undertook that task until the money bequeathed by the father ran out, whereupon the friend advised the two brothers to enter a madrasa [2], where they would be afforded board and instruction. Hence, the religious sciences are superior to the secular sciences because they concern salvation in the eternal hereafter rather than this transient world, and because they contain greater truth than the secular sciences. Such ‘travel in search of learning’ to study under famous masters was traditional in Islamic education. © Bibliothèque nationale de France. The knowledge gained as a result of education should be useful both for individual and the society. They constitute two separate paths, and whoever takes an interest in the one will be deficient in the other [32]. The licit arts are those dealing with religion or which inspire fervor. He even goes so far as to refuse to recognize the right of a subject to rebel against an unjust leader (a question which greatly exercised the minds of Muslim fuqaha’) and to leave the victims of social oppression no other escape than that of emigration. [Ta-Ha 20:114], Knowledge is the great gift of Allah to the human beings, The Holy Qur’an says: “Whoever is given wisdom and knowledge is blessed with bounties in good abundance”. From the 12th to 19th centuries CE (6th to the 13th centuries H), Islamic thinking on education was heavily influenced by al-Ghazali. This will serve as our criterion in the light of which we will evaluate Imam Ghazali,s philosophy of education. Different books will be selected about Imam Ghazali and his Educational philosophy and data will be collected mostly from these. Al-Ghazali and his Tahafut al-Falasifa was one of the elements in this struggle, which ended with the victory of the fuqaha’ (and Sufis) over the philosophers and scientists. 3. Given this background, the importance of knowledge and education in Islam cannot be over-emphasized; hence my interest in this field. No votes so far! Al-Ghazali appears to have begun his elementary education at approximately age 7, studying Arabic, Persian, the Koran and the principles of religion. Attention is drawn to the potentially pernicious influence of the children’s comrades on their character. He must even keep secret truths that cannot be divulged for fear that they may have a harmful effect on people or cause them to doubt their own faith or reason. Rather, they should be taught modesty, generosity and civility. Until recently, Islamic thought as propounded by al-Ghazali constituted the predominant school with regard to the theory and practice of Islam (and, in particular, Sunnite Islam). The life of Al-Ghazali [14] On al-Ghazali’s view of ethics, see Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, in particular, vols. Here he achieves a synthesis of legal, philosophical and mystical educational thinking. Click here for the original version (in PDF format). While Peter the Hermit was rallying the European masses to join in the crusades, al-Ghazali was urging the Arabs to submit to their rulers or to turn away from society. Among the principles governing the art of teaching, al-Ghazali stresses that teaching should be linked to concrete situations and emphasizes the need for various types of knowledge and skills. The more the self comprehends such knowledge, the better it knows God, the closer it comes to Him, and the greater is the happiness of man [12]. 3, p. 49-51; Mizan al-‘Amal,p. In this dissertation, my main focus is on Imam Ghazali,s philosophy of education, In order to assess the value of Imam Ghazali,s philosophy of education, It seems imperative to examine in brief the Quranic guideline for the attainment of knowledge and education. 1, pp. thanks (to Allah) Works by other classical Islamic or Arabic authors Al-Ghazali has several classifications of the sciences: he first classifies them according to their ‘nature’ into theoretical (theological and religious sciences) and practical (ethics, home economics and politics) [30], and then according to their ‘origin’ into revealed sciences, taken from the prophets (unity of God, exegesis, rites, customs, morality) and rational sciences, produced by human reason and thinking (mathematics, natural sciences, theology, etc.) She should not endeavour to acquire any loftier forms of knowledge, nor should she, except with the permission of her husband, go outside the home to seek knowledge, as long as he performs his duty to educate her. These changing interests can be used by educators to attract the boy to school, by offering first the lure of ball games, then ornaments and fine clothes, then responsibilities, and finally by awakening a longing for the hereafter [17]. With respect to religious education, al-Ghazali recommends an early introduction to the fundamentals of religion through inculcation, memorization and repetition, there being no need for understanding at first. The first aayah of the Quran is about education, “Read! [al-‘Alaq 96:1-5], Man is the superior creature of God because He has given him the high capability of understanding. Beware, especially at the beginning of their studies, of paying too much attention to doctrinal controversies; 5. In the end, he came to prefer Sufism and revelation (inspiration), and since it was difficult or impossible to reconcile the imperatives of this world with those of the hereafter, he left Baghdad under the pretence of making a pilgrimage to Mecca, and went to Damascus [4]. Indeed, its influence was felt as far afield as Christian Europe. Islam is the religion of knowledge. To change our present day education system which may accommodate modern developments in knowledge along with the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet. 672), one of the foremost scholars of the Middle Ages, the author of a vast and varied output of over 100 books on philosophy, logic, ethics, mathematics and astronomy. With regard to poetry, al-Ghazali advises men not to waste their time with it, even if the composition or recitation of verses is not forbidden. “The learning which are blame worthy are sorcery, talismanic sciences, juggling, gambling and the like”. Al-Ghazali’s influence may be witnessed by a number of factors, such as: -The profundity, power and comprehensiveness of his thought, contained in some fifty different works, the most important of which are Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, Tahafut al-Falasifa and al-Munqidh min a-alal, which are still studied today. To make the students aware about the main purpose behind acquiring Knowledge in the light of Quranic guidance. He was also the first to present a formal description of Sufism in his works. At times, al-Ghazali the Sufi overshadows al-Ghazali the educator: for instance, he advocates cutting the boy off from the world and its temptations in order for him to renounce it, and accustoming him to a simple, rough life in poverty and modesty [20]. [19] Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, vol. Every room was divided into two cubicles for two students. Khawaja, Ahmad, al-Aadab al-ta'miyah fi fikr al-imam al-ghazali. He then went to his birthplace, Tus, where he continued to live as a Sufi and to write. [42] Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, vol. As Islamic civilization developed and assimilated Greek science, there arose alongside the Islamic curriculum a new curriculum, in which philosophy and science (mathematics, logic, medicine, astronomy, natural sciences, etc.) (Source). The Islamic educational system was divided into two distinct levels: elementary schooling was dispensed in the kuttab for the common people, and by men of letters in private houses for the children of the élite; higher education took place in various Islamic educational institutions such as mosques, madrasas, ‘houses of science and wisdom’, Sufi hermitages, brotherhoods, hospices, etc. However, we should no doubt do al-Ghazali an injustice if we were to disregard the criteria and ideas of his day and age and judge him solely by the standards and concepts of our time [24]. George F. Hourani : A bibliography of works on Ghazali by Dr. Ömer Kara (, A Bibliography of Indonesian translations of al-Ghazali’s works and works about him. Any apparent conflict between the prescriptions of revelation and the requirements of reason stems from the incapacity of the seeker to attain the truth and from his faulty understanding of the reality of revealed law or the judgement of reason. Imam Ghazali categorises the learning about the duties: Those which are connected to the religion .The religious learning are those which come from the Holy prophet and an absolute compliance from man is expected . (Surah al-Mujadilah, 58:11), The prophet (pbuh) has stressed upon the significance of knowledge and its importance in the life of the human beings, “Whatever is in the heaven and the earth, seeks forgiveness for the learned” The Muslim philosophers and scholars (al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Ibn an-Nadim, Ibn Sina and others) had a passion for classifying the sciences, and were influenced in this respect by the Greek philosophers, in particular Aristotle. Would you like to get a custom essay? Muhammad went onto study with the influen… EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE HOLY QURAN by Dr.Mahar Abdul Haq will guide us about The Quran and the Islamic tradition’s (sunnah) emphasis on knowledge. -The fact that his views were well-suited to his age and milieu, and were more a reflection of that age than a response to its needs and requirements—they constituted more an element of continuity and conservatism than a factor of renewal and change. [6] These works include: Bidayat al-Hidaya, Ayyuha-l-Walad, Al-Kashf wa-t-Tabyin fi Ghurur al-Khalq Ajma‘in, Al-Maqsid al-Asnà fi Sharh* Ma‘anì Asma’ Allah al-Husnà, Jawahir ai-Qur’an, Ar-Risala al-Laduniya and Al-Madnun bihi ‘alà ghair Ahlihi. As was his custom, he brings together various disparate and contradictory lements, and his writing is a combination of fiqh, philosophy and Sufi mysticism, in which the Sufi element is nevertheless dominant. Al-Ghazali is very close to the idea of the ‘society of teachers and learners’. It should be noted that in Arab and Islamic civilization, curricula were not rigidly defined, but were flexible and allowed students the freedom of choosing the subjects they wished to study and the masters they wished to study under. God is not only the creator of the universe and of its attributes and laws (or the cause of existence); He is also the cause of every event in the world, great and small, past, present and future [9]. – The work by Ibn al-Hajj al-‘Abdari (died 1336 CE; 737 H), Madkhal ash-Shar‘ ash-Sharif [Introduction to the Sublime Revelation] is practically in the same mould as Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, but reflects the great difference between the Islamic civilization of the 5th century H and that of the 8th century H. The author mentions al-Ghazali frequently, and appears to be well acquainted with his ideas and writings on both general topics and on education. 1, p. 80-81. He places women at a lower rank than men, and he enjoins them to obey men and to remain inside the home [60]. Man has been created as a vicegerent of GOD in the world. Since the research study is exploratory so the data will be collected from secondary sources. 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