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Scholarly Traditions of the Schools in Baghdad: The Mustansiria as a Model
Baghdad schools are a challenging topic, involving several different facets of history. These include cartography to identify the location of each school, biographical studies to identify their...
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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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Sub-Saharan Centres of Learning
Though we may think of Timbuktu as the pre-eminent site of pre-colonial West African scholarship, we must remember that there were other places spanning across the Western and Central Sudan that were...
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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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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...
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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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A ‘Gap-Filling’ Book on Islamic Economic Thought
This book is a collection of previously-published papers on the origins of economic thought discovered in the...
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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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Survey on the Development of the Historical Method among Muslim Scholars until Ibn Khaldun
This article surveys the development of historical methodology in the works of some influent Muslim...
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