Intellectual Discourse 26 (2):883-902 (2018)

Islamic education, from a holistic point of view, is more than just the direct transmission of the pure Islamic sciences. It encompasses other branches of specialisation and ideally accompanies Muslims, through reflections of the Islamic worldview, during their formal and informal formation. This paper reflects how, in the contemporary tertiary education in the Islamic world, commodified concepts stemming from a non-Islamic worldview are being proliferated, and what the expected results are for Muslim students. The paper expounds on differences in worldview and educational systems and the commodification of ideas. It gives examples from business school curricula, psychology and the impact of teaching in a foreign language, to summarise intended consequences on the students’ educational developments. It also shows how the agency of the theory of Maqāṣid, the higher objectives of Islamic law, has immersed Islamic thought in reaction to the bias in the educational system.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,343
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Islamic Ethics and the Implications for Business.Gillian Rice - 1999 - Journal of Business Ethics 18 (4):345 - 358.
The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History.Ibn Khaldūn - 1958 - Princeton University Press.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Cohabitation Among Tertiary Education Students: An Exploratory Study in Bulawayo.Faith Kurete & Mathew Svodziwa - 2017 - Human and Social Studies. Research and Practice 6 (1):138-148.
On Surprises, Stigma, Sports, Sprouts.Inez de Beaufort - 2018 - Public Health Ethics 11 (3):362-363.
Intellectuals, Tertiary Education and Questions of Difference.Peter Roberts - 2007 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 39 (5):480–493.


Added to PP index

Total views
6 ( #1,098,974 of 2,445,340 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #149,145 of 2,445,340 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes