Objectives of Islamic Education:
The basic objectives of Islamic education are to introduce the beliefs and practices of Islam. Islam is a peaceful religion and the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the role model for all Muslims and non-Muslims. Quran and Hadith are the basic principles in Islamic education where Muslims get guidelines for an exemplary life.
1- Religious goal:
It refers to the Quran as the primary source of knowledge, as well as the Sunnah of the Prophet.
It aims to restore the Muslim personality who believes in Allah, his prophets, angels, revealed books, the Day of Judgment, and destiny. Islamic customs adhere to their instructions and spread their teachings to future generations.
2- worldwide goal:
Objectives of Islamic education emphasize the importance of acquiring the great verses of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet. It is very important for every Muslim person.
The Quran emphasizes the power to benefit from the blessings of Allah in the universe, appealing to Muslims to seek their well-being and to earn a good living by earning money through legal means; Trade, manufacturing or agriculture… etc.
Islamic education seeks to mediate between those two goals and foster excellent harmony and balance between them.
Thus fulfilling Imam Ali’s famous statement that Allah is pleased with him, “Work that you may live forever for your temporary world; Work for heaven that you will die tomorrow. ”
3- The goal of ‘Knowledge for Knowledge:
This goal reflects the spiritual joy of acquiring knowledge, and for human beings to embark on the journey of truth-seeking, knowledge-seeking, and learning and research, just for the pleasure of learning.
The objective of Islamic education:
1- Education is the duty and right of every human being:
Among the first influences brought about by the advent of Islam was the applause of knowledge and scholars.
Islam promoted knowledge and education, which led to scientific movements. It also helped the growth of diverse new fields include secular studies and the fine arts.
2- Education is not limited to time or place:
This principle is considered to be one of the most important principles of Islamic education.
Islam is primarily based on human understanding and mind and considers thought. Human intelligence is the foundation of faith, transforming knowledge and scholars and promoting the practice of knowledge.
3- Raising knowledge and scholars to a higher level:
Islamic education considered knowledge to be the most important thing for humanity. scholars considered it to be the descendants of the prophets.
The great hadiths of the Prophet, he says: “Whoever guides the path of seeking knowledge, Allah will make the path of Jannah (Paradise) easy for him.”
In another hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “He who goes in search of wisdom will remain in the way of God until he returns.”
4- Mind-Sets Free Idea:
The Islamic Creed gave humans freedom of thought and the use of scientific research. Similarly, Islam has removed the restrictions that prevent the functioning of the mind and prevent it from thinking freely.
Islam emphasizes the human freedom of the mind from clinging to the footsteps of previous generations and blindly following the principle of those in power and enslaving certain concepts that reduce their fear of power and authority.
5- Equality and the equal right to education:
Applying the concept of democracy to education is a great change in the history of educational development and the progress of general urban systems.
The Islamic scheme influenced and spirit has given equal opportunities to education to the prosperous and the poor.
Similarly, women, including maids, have a significant share in education and culture. Jews and Christians also enjoyed equal benefits.
6- Addition, Integration, and Balance:
Arab Islamic education was able to shape the human personality within a comprehensive physical and spiritual framework.
It helped in the development of the essence of human existence in the best possible way. Achieves the well-being of humanity and its happiness.
7- Looking after childhood:
Islamic education has a special focus on education for childhood and children. This attention arises from the Arabs’ interest in the relations of blood and clan and their purity.
The Arabs saw children as a means of expanding families and a source of pride. Similarly, Muslims have paid a lot of attention to education and raising children, giving them the care and attention they need.