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Kairouan Capital of Political Power and Learning in the Ifriqiya
The following article presents a survey on some glorious pages of the history of Kairouan, the ancient capital of the Islamic Ifriqiya (present day Tunisia). Founded in 670 by ‘Uqba ibn Nafi', the...
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The Ethical Theory of Education of Ahmad Miskawayh
Abu `Ali Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Ya'qub Miskawayh (932-1030) is a brilliant intellectual and philosopher of 10th-century Buwayhid Baghdad. His effect on Islamic philosophy is mainly concerned with...
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Muslim Heritage and Education
This is the text of a presentation made to The Education and Culture Committee of the EU Parliament in Brussels on the 5th November 2008.
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Figure 1: Statue of Ibn Khaldun in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. (Image in the public domain).
Ibn Khaldun's Concept of Education in the ‘Muqaddima’
At first sight, the place held by education in Ibn Khaldun's sociology appears uncertain to say the least....
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Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Al-Ghazali. (Source).
Al-Ghazali's Theory of Education
Al-Ghazali (1058-1111) was one of the most influential Muslim thinkers. A jurist, logician, theologian, and...
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Figure 1: Modern imaginary portrait of Al-Farabi (Source).
Al-Farabi's Doctrine of Education: Between Philosophy and Sociological Theory
Throughout the ages thinkers have raised the question of what the human being ought to learn in order to be...
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Figure 1: Modern portrait of Ibn Sina (Source).
Ibn Sina on Education
This study presents the theory of education in the philosophy of Ibn Sina, considered by ancient and modern...
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