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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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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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General Organisation of Education and Teaching Methods in Islamic Civilisation
Organised learning had been a feature of Islamic Civilisation since the beginning. The Prophet Muhammad would organise the education of a committed group who over time became the people of knowledge...
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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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Arabic and the Art of Printing
In this special section reproduced from Aramco World (issue March/April 1981), distinguished authors cover...
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