Mr Maroof Ahmed
Exploring the Main Features of Classical Muslim Educational Thought and Practice
The paper explores classical Muslim educational thought (8th-13th centuries), its historical context, pedagogical approaches, curriculum, institutional structures, and scholars’ contributions. It uses a systematic literature review and qualitative analysis to show how Islamic education integrated character development, faith, and learning. It also examines the role of madrasas and the curriculum that covered the Qur’an, Arabic, and diverse intellectual disciplines. The paper suggests implications for contemporary Islamic education, such as adopting a holistic approach, incorporating character education, and fostering critical thinking skills. The paper also highlights the relevance of classical Muslim educational thought for modern Muslim learners.
I am pursuing M.A. in Education from the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII), having previously obtained a BS English from NUML, Pakistan. My diverse professional experience encompasses teaching, administration, and research. Throughout my academic journey, I have consistently demonstrated excellence, securing multiple scholarships and publishing peer-reviewed articles. Additionally, I am an administrator and active contributor to Perspectorama.com, a platform that specializes in film analysis using a thematic approach. Beyond the academic sphere, I write for the news portal of UIII's website, share educational content on my YouTube channel here, and am committed to community service through my volunteer efforts with Englisherslllinternational.org.