The study of Islamic education has hitherto remained a tangential inquiry in the broader focus of Islamic Studies. In the wake of this neglect, a renaissance of sorts has occurred in recent years, reconfiguring the importance of Islam’s attitudes to knowledge, learning and education as paramount in the study and appreciation of Islamic civilization. Philosophies of Islamic Education, stands in tandem to this call and takes a pioneering step in establishing the importance of its study for the educationalist, academic and student alike.  Broken into four sections, it deals with theological, pedagogic, institutional and contemporary issues reflecting the diverse and often competing notions and practices of Islamic education. As a unique international collaboration bringing into conversation theologians, historians, philosophers, teachers and sociologists of education Philosophies of Islamic Education intends to provide fresh means for conversing with contemporary debates in ethics, secularization theory, child psychology, multiculturalism, interfaith dialogue and moral education. In doing so, it hopes to offer an important and timely contribution to educational studies as well as give new insight for academia in terms of conceiving learning and education.

chapter |14 pages


part |39 pages

Theology and the Idea of Islamic Education

chapter |17 pages

Education as ‘Drawing-Out'

The Forms of Islamic Reason

chapter |12 pages

Islamic Philosophical Traditions

Knowledge and Man's Path to a Creator *

part |71 pages

Positioning Knowledge between the Student and Teacher

chapter |22 pages

“Your Educational Achievements Shall Not Stop Your Efforts to Seek Beyond”

Principles of Teaching and Learning in Classical Arabic Writings 1

chapter |15 pages

The Transmission of Adab

Educational Ideals and their Institutional Manifestations

part |57 pages

Schools, Universities, and Pedagogies

chapter |15 pages

World Conferences on Muslim Education

Shaping the Agenda of Muslim Education in the Future

chapter |13 pages

An Olive Tree in the Apple Orchard

Establishing an Islamic College in the United States

chapter |13 pages

The ‘Hadith of Gabriel'

Stories as a Tool for ‘Teaching' Religion

part |65 pages

Contemporary Debates

chapter |18 pages

Religious Pluralism and Islamic Education

Addressing Mutual Challenges

chapter |15 pages

Teaching Islam

Are There Pedagogical Limits to Critical Inquiry?