Classical Foundations of Islamic Educational Thought

A Compendium of Parallel English-Arabic Texts

Edited by Bradley J. Cook with Fathi H. Malkawi

Edited by Bradley J. Cook with Fathi H. Malkawi

Distributed for Brigham Young University

545 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $49.95 ISBN: 9780842527637 Published February 2011

Education has always been an important pursuit in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad enjoined his followers to “seek knowledge, even unto China.” Within the religion, educational theory and practice were founded on the work of itinerant teachers who taught the fundamental tenets of the faith in exchange for lodging and other services; Qur’anic schools where masters of the Qur’an tutored pupils; and centers of higher learning in Baghdad, Damascus, Alexandria and elsewhere, where Islamic theology and jurisprudence were developed and taught. In this volume, Bradley J. Cook, with assistance from Fathi H. Malkawi, has drawn together and introduced selections from the writings of eminent Islamic thinkers on the subject of Islamic educational efforts, presenting the original Arabic texts alongside their annotated English translations.

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