Whenever a student embarks upon an Alimiyyah programme they are expecting to teach others what they learn yet sadly few institutions train their students in the science of Education. Some go on to pursue a mainstream teaching qualification such as a PGCE where they learn about pedagogy and educational philosophy however such courses are all completely secular, even in most Muslim countries.

This course is aimed those who have studied Islam and teach, or hope to teach in a Maktab or Darul Uloom.

The Course comprises:

Course Curriculum

  • Islamic Curriculum
  • History
  • Islamic Educational Philosophy
  • Learning theories
  • Pedagogy(teaching methods)
  • Psychology (Including developmental psychology and Islamic Psychology)

Islamic Curriculum

What is an Islamic Curriculum? Are the rational sciences such as mathematics and science inevitably secular or can there be an Islamic approach to all subjects?

History

On our course you will be presented an overview of the development of Islamic Educational Institutions from the time of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH to the present day. For each major development we will look at the particular context and how this influenced the institutions that were created.

You will then be given a brief overview of schooling in the UK with particular reference to the development of Muslim schools.

Islamic Educational Philosophy

This will explore the concepts of Ta’lim, Tarbiyyah and Ta’dib and will discuss the views of Islamic scholars from Al-Ghazali and Ibn Khaldun to Iqbal and Al-Attas.

Learning Theories

This is a contemporary area of study that explores how children learn and how this changes as they mature.

Pedagogy

This is an area in which Islamic Institutions have often been justifiably criticised, however there have been great contributions to educational pedagogy by some of the classical scholars such as Imam Abu Hanifa, Ibn Khaldun etc.

In addition to studying the theory of Islamic Education students will be given presentations to give and will be encouraged to feed back on their own practical experience so the group can benefit from all of its members as well as the teacher

The programme will be delivered by Dr Dawud Bone the Headteacher of Darul Uloom Al Islamiyyah