Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2019)
Islamic education and the modern world: A torchlight for the current generation
Author(s): Aliyu Abdullahi Jibia
Abstract: Prior to the Judeo-Christian missionaries’ exploit in Nigeria, Islam was regarded as a complete way of life and Islamic system of education was referred to as a holistic approach to learning as was the case in the early ages of Islamic civilization. Islamic education was, therefore, considered and placed in a very noble position as it emphasizes the importance of acquisition and dissemination of knowledge than any other human activities. It is against the backdrop of this that the present paper sets out to appraise the Relevance of Islamic Education in the Modern World: A Lesson for the 21st Century Generation. In this regard, the paper discusses the nature of the Divine education, the value of education in Islam, the syndrome of un-Islamic education, the critique of western (un-Islamic education) and finally proffers possible solutions to the problem of un-Islamic education in Nigeria.