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Islam - History of Islamic Education, Aims and Objectives of Islamic Education

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Islam has, from its inception, placed a high premium on education and has enjoyed a long and rich intellectual tradition. Knowledge ('ilm) occupies a significant position within Islam, as evidenced by the more than 800 references to it in Islam's most revered book, the Koran. The importance of education is repeatedly emphasized in the Koran with frequent injunctions, such as "God will exalt those of you who believe and those who have knowledge to high degrees" (58:11), "O my Lord! Increase me in knowledge" (20:114), and "As God has taught him, so let him write" (2:282). Such verses provide a forceful stimulus for the Islamic community to strive for education and learning.

Islamic education is uniquely different from other types of educational theory and practice largely because of the all-encompassing influence of the Koran. The Koran serves as a comprehensive blueprint for both the individual and society and as the primary source of knowledge. The advent of the Koran in the seventh century was quite revolutionary for the predominantly illiterate Arabian society. Arab society had enjoyed a rich oral tradition, but the Koran was considered the word of God and needed to be organically interacted with by means of reading and reciting its words. Hence, reading and writing for the purpose of accessing the full blessings of the Koran was an aspiration for most Muslims. Thus, education in Islam unequivocally derived its origins from a symbiotic relationship with religious instruction.

History of Islamic Education

Thus, in this way, Islamic education began. Pious and learned Muslims (mu' allim or mudarris), dedicated to making the teachings of the Koran more accessible to the Islamic community, taught the faithful in what came to be known as the kuttāb (plural, katātīb). The kuttāb could be located in a variety of venues: mosques, private homes, shops, tents, or even out in the open. Historians are uncertain as to when the katātīb were first established, but with the widespread desire of the faithful to study the Koran, katātīb could be found in virtually every part of the Islamic empire by the middle of the eighth century. The kuttāb served a vital social function as the only vehicle for formal public instruction for primary-age children and continued so until Western models of education were introduced in the modern period. Even at present, it has exhibited remarkable durability and continues to be an important means of religious instruction in many Islamic countries.

The curriculum of the kuttāb was primarily directed to young male children, beginning as early as age four, and was centered on Koranic studies and on religious obligations such as ritual ablutions, fasting, and prayer. The focus during the early history of Islam on the education of youth reflected the belief that raising children with correct principles was a holy obligation for parents and society. As Abdul Tibawi wrote in 1972, the mind of the child was believed to be "like a white clean paper, once anything is written on it, right or wrong, it will be difficult to erase it or superimpose new writing upon it" (p. 38). The approach to teaching children was strict, and the conditions in which young students learned could be quite harsh. Corporal punishment was often used to correct laziness or imprecision. Memorization of the Koran was central to the curriculum of the kuttāb, but little or no attempt was made to analyze and discuss the meaning of the text. Once students had memorized the greater part of the Koran, they could advance to higher stages of education, with increased complexity of instruction. Western analysts of the kuttāb system usually criticize two areas of its pedagogy: the limited range of subjects taught and the exclusive reliance on memorization. The contemporary kuttāb system still emphasizes memorization and recitation as important means of learning. The value placed on memorization during students' early religious training directly influences their approaches to learning when they enter formal education offered by the modern state. A common frustration of modern educators in the Islamic world is that while their students can memorize copious volumes of notes and textbook pages, they often lack competence in critical analysis and independent thinking.

During the golden age of the Islamic empire (usually defined as a period between the tenth and thirteenth centuries), when western Europe was intellectually backward and stagnant, Islamic scholarship flourished with an impressive openness to the rational sciences, art, and even literature. It was during this period that the Islamic world made most of its contributions to the scientific and artistic world. Ironically, Islamic scholars preserved much of the knowledge of the Greeks that had been prohibited by the Christian world. Other outstanding contributions were made in areas of chemistry, botany, physics, mineralogy, mathematics, and astronomy, as many Muslim thinkers regarded scientific truths as tools for accessing religious truth.

Gradually the open and vigorous spirit of enquiry and individual judgment (ijtihād) that characterized the golden age gave way to a more insular, unquestioning acceptance (taqlīd) of the traditional corpus of authoritative knowledge. By the thirteenth century, according to Aziz Talbani, the 'ulama' (religious scholars) had become "self-appointed interpreters and guardians of religious knowledge.… learning was confined to the transmission of traditions and dogma, and [was] hostile to research and scientific inquiry" (p. 70). The mentality of taqlīd reigned supreme in all matters, and religious scholars condemned all other forms of inquiry and research. Exemplifying the taqlīd mentality, Burhän al-Din al-Zarnüji wrote during the thirteenth century, "Stick to ancient things while avoiding new things" and "Beware of becoming engrossed in those disputes which come about after one has cut loose from the ancient authorities" (pp. 28, 58). Much of what was written after the thirteenth century lacked originality, and it consisted mostly of commentaries on existing canonical works without adding any substantive new ideas. The lethal combination of taqlīd and foreign invasion beginning in the thirteenth century served to dim Islam's preeminence in both the artistic and scientific worlds.

Despite its glorious legacy of earlier periods, the Islamic world seemed unable to respond either culturally or educationally to the onslaught of Western advancement by the eighteenth century. One of the most damaging aspects of European colonialism was the deterioration of indigenous cultural norms through secularism. With its veneration of human reason over divine revelation and its insistence on separation of religion and state, secularism is anathema to Islam, in which all aspects of life, spiritual or temporal, are interrelated as a harmonious whole. At the same time, Western institutions of education, with their pronounced secular/religious dichotomy, were infused into Islamic countries in order to produce functionaries to feed the bureaucratic and administrative needs of the state. The early modernizers did not fully realize the extent to which secularized education fundamentally conflicted with Islamic thought and traditional lifestyle. Religious education was to remain a separate and personal responsibility, having no place in public education. If Muslim students desired religious training, they could supplement their existing education with moral instruction in traditional religious schools–the kuttāb. As a consequence, the two differing education systems evolved independently with little or no official interface.

Aims and Objectives of Islamic Education

The Arabic language has three terms for education, representing the various dimensions of the educational process as perceived by Islam. The most widely used word for education in a formal sense is ta'līm, from the root 'alima (to know, to be aware, to perceive, to learn), which is used to denote knowledge being sought or imparted through instruction and teaching. Tarbiyah, from the root raba (to increase, to grow, to rear), implies a state of spiritual and ethical nurturing in accordance with the will of God. Ta'dīb, from the root aduba (to be cultured, refined, well-mannered), suggests a person's development of sound social behavior. What is meant by sound requires a deeper understanding of the Islamic conception of the human being.

Education in the context of Islam is regarded as a process that involves the complete person, including the rational, spiritual, and social dimensions. As noted by Syed Muhammad al-Naquib al-Attas in 1979, the comprehensive and integrated approach to education in Islam is directed toward the "balanced growth of the total personality…through training Man's spirit, intellect, rational self, feelings and bodily senses…such that faith is infused into the whole of his personality" (p. 158). In Islamic educational theory knowledge is gained in order to actualize and perfect all dimensions of the human being. From an Islamic perspective the highest and most useful model of perfection is the prophet Muhammad, and the goal of Islamic education is that people be able to live as he lived. Seyyed Hossein Nasr wrote in 1984 that while education does prepare humankind for happiness in this life, "its ultimate goal is the abode of permanence and all education points to the permanent world of eternity" (p. 7). To ascertain truth by reason alone is restrictive, according to Islam, because spiritual and temporal reality are two sides of the same sphere. Many Muslim educationists argue that favoring reason at the expense of spirituality interferes with balanced growth. Exclusive training of the intellect, for example, is inadequate in developing and refining elements of love, kindness, compassion, and selflessness, which have an altogether spiritual ambiance and can be engaged only by processes of spiritual training.

Education in Islam is twofold: acquiring intellectual knowledge (through the application of reason and logic) and developing spiritual knowledge (derived from divine revelation and spiritual experience). According to the worldview of Islam, provision in education must be made equally for both. Acquiring knowledge in Islam is not intended as an end but as a means to stimulate a more elevated moral and spiritual consciousness, leading to faith and righteous action.

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The Return of The Golden age of Islam
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Bismillah Ir-Rahman, Ir-Raheem. I begin with ALLAH's auspiciousness,whose Name is the Best among all the names. All Revences, All Sanctities and All Worships are due to ALLAH alone. Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu

Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu

''I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah

who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.''

"O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family.

Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious". Iam Satisfied with Allâh as My Rabb and Cherisher,Iam Satisfied With Islam as My Din(religion) and I am satisfied with Muhammad as a Rasulallah (Messenger)sallallahu alaihi was salam) I seek Protection with ALLAH! With the Glorious and Noble Face of ALLAH! With the Complete and Perfect words of ALLAH! With the Exalted Attributes of ALLAH! From the Punishment of Hell; From chastisement in the Grave; From the Trial of Life and Death; From the Mischief of the dajjal. There is no power nor strength with (anyone) save Allah. ALLAH is Good and Only accept that which is Good. ALLAH is the Truth and only accept that which True. ALLAH is Pure and only accept that which is Pure. Ya ALLAH! ALL the praises are for You,You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are are the Substaner of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for you;You have the Possession of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for You; You are Light(Nur) of the Heavens and Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the Truth, And Your word is the Truth and the Meeting with You is true, And Parardise is True And Hell is true and All the Prophets(peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is true,And the Day of Resurrection is True. Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your promise is the truth,Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your words is the truth, Ya ALLAH! You have promise and You are the Truth!.

{The Return of the Golden Age of Islam!} If we want to see the golden age of Islam! then we need to look at the Days of Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam)When He walked on this Earth! The golden age begin for Humanity when ALLAH mission Him(sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) as the Last Nabi and last Rasul, He is (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) rahmatul lil alamin(the mercy to all the Worlds)! And All of humanity is His Ummah. When The Holy Quran was being revealed to Him(sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), He lived in a time when the Hearts of Men melted when they heard the words of ALLAH. This is the real beginning of the Golden Age! when the most Excellent examples for mankind was before the faces of Men and they could see him with their own Eyes, and there was no doubt about His Character! We can not return to those days,but we can live this Din as ALLAH has instructed us to and He(sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) exemplify! Often, when we think of the Islamic Golden Age, we should think of the past and that is Good!. And The Muslims when we invoking the glory and splendor of the Islamic Golden Age,we are quick to reflex on the numerous and significant achievements of the inspired Muslim sages of history. Yet few seem to see the cause and impetus that led to fueled and propelled the Golden Age of Islam. Fewer still yet realize that perhaps a great Golden Age of Islam actually lies ahead, it will begin to take shape and to bloom in the very near future. What exactly was the Golden Age of Islam, what led to it, what is the Second Golden Age of Islam, and perhaps most importantly, what’s our part in it? The Golden Age of Islam is a period in history where the Hearts of men were open and inspired by the words of ALLAH and the Sunnah of Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) during which Muslims made significant advances in nearly every field of science known to man. Achievements were made in fields such as medicine, physics, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, architecture, and other existential fields and sciences. Yet the most profound and significant advances in understanding Islam and It practic, during the Golden Age of Islam the Muslims hearts and Souls were actually in the obedience to ALLAH. It was during the Golden Age of Islam that emerged the greatest Scholars and thinkers the world has ever known, men and women of incomparable stature and realization. These rare and unique individuals who contributed immensely to the understanding of Islam and it Spiritual development and are now read, studied and loved by people from every tradition and in every part of the world. Although few speak of it now, it was precisely this Love for ALLAH and His Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) And His Din! that was the key to the emergence of the Golden Age of Islam. And it will be a return to this foundational root of Islam, The words of ALLAH(the Holy Quran) and the Sunnah of Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi was salam) that begin and will continue to fuel the Second Golden Age of Islam.This profound and infinitely deep spirituality, beginning with the Two Mercys that ALLAH sent too all the worlds,The Holy Quran And Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam)was the key to an expansion of the Brilliance Light(Nur) of ALLAH! the likes of which the world had never seen before or since. It was not love of power, nor love of the world, nor any other base drive or motivation that propelled the Islamic Golden Age to Great Heights. The passion and divine purpose of the Golden Age of Islam was fueled by a profound love for ALLAH and the Search for Knowledge , understanding and application. Although many contributed in many fields to the Golden Age of Islam, it was the Men and Women of ALLAH that were the true leaders in that age of Enlightenment during which much of the world was steeped in darkness and Ignorance. Now, the Ummah, the Muslim Nation is perhaps at the lowest point ever in its entire fourteen hundred years of history. Many are trying to find a way out of the current unfortunate circumstances we find ourselves, in a world where it seems no longer a point of honor and dignity to be a Muslim, this is Disgraceful! but where it seems Islam must constantly be defended from slander and accusation, from misunderstanding and prejudice. Ignorance about Islam is now the norm, and this ignorance applies not only with regards to non-Muslims, but unfortunately to Muslims as well. Few now know or remember what Islam actually is, or what Islam call's for! its original meaning, purpose and path are lost to Hearts and Minds of the Muslim people. A part of the second Golden age of Islam is to

ReEducate the Entire Muslim World,with basic Islam,The Sunnah and manner of everyday life,

the first and the most important is ReEducation of the Muslim World, Islam emerged in the barren Arabian land, which was both culturally and socially backward,the age of Ignorance. Thus education was put forward as the lamp to illumine the darkness in that age. In Qur'an, the word, 'Ilm is used, which means knowledge. It is said that Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) asked Muslims to "Acquire knowledge from cradle to grave." The acquisition of knowledge and learning, both religious and scientific is considered an act of religious merit in Islam. The Sahabah were encouraged by Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam)to acquire knowledge wherever it was available. Consequently, the Muslims learned reading and writing with zeal from the very beginning. When Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam)asked the Muslims to go to China to acquire knowledge or to get educated from non-Muslim prisoners obviously to learned reading and writing. Not religious teachings. Islam essentially, in several ways, directs acquiring knowledge of the world and modern education. One part of Islamic Educate is Manners and behavior. Adab (good manners) is an integral part of the development of a sound Islamic Society and personality. It is something that one is brought up with, sees around him and thus acquires. The beauty of a civilization is manifested in the values and manners embodied in the interaction of its members. The more dignified the manners, the more stable and vibrant the social fabric of the society. But sadly, we live in times where adab is lacking at all levels of society. We live in an "adab-less" society where parents are disrespected, teachers are not treated with due honor, elders are not given their due rights, and the basic manners of eating, visiting, appearance and conversation are not observed. "It is therefore important for Us the Muslims to learn the basic points of adab that are applicable in everyday situations in a way that was exemplified by Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) sunnah. In the ReEducation of the Muslim world,This Adad(good manner) is designed to empower the muslims in building their Islamic personality through self-improvement in the finer points of Islamic manners.

ALLAH (swt) said: "And whoever purifies himself does so for the benefit of his own soul; and the destination (of all)is to ALLAH"Qur'an: Surah Fater, 35:18.

A major portion of building the Muslim personality comes from the Islamic fundamental source, al Tazkiyah or the purification of the heart and soul. Through tazkiyah comes spiritual health and morality. The traits of loving of Allah and His Prophets, adorning and practicing the ninety-nine attributes of Allah, applying the virtues of compassion and mercy, holding one's brother or sister's well-being higher than one’s own self, generosity, piousness, trustworthiness and much more are consequent virtues of tazkiyah.

The Muslims, with Allah’s permission, will have a deeper awareness and appreciation for proper manners and etiquettes in a variety of everyday situations.

The Golden Age of Islam: The Islamic world flourished during the Dark Ages of Europe: by the 13th century, both Africa and India had become great centers of Islamic civilization, and soon after, Muslim societies were established in the Malay-Indonesian world while Chinese Muslims flourished throughout China. Islam therefore is The religion for all people from whatever part of the world the people came from or background they might be: Islamic civilization is based on a unity which stands completely against any racial or ethnic discrimination. Such major people as the Arabs, Persians, Turks, Africans, Indians, Chinese and Malays in addition to countless smaller units embraced Islam and contributed to the building of Islamic civilization. Islam was not opposed to learning from the earlier civilizations and incorporating their science, learning, and culture into its own world view. Each people that embraced Islam made its contribution to the one Islamic civilization to which everyone belonged. The global civilization created by Islam also succeeded in activating the Hearts and minds and thoughts of the people who entered its fold. As a result Islam, the Muslims became torch-bearers of science and learning. The Persians, who had manufactured a great civilization before the rise of Islam, produced even more science and learning in the Islamic period than before. The same can be said of the Turks and other peoples who embraced Islam,THIS WAS THE GOLDEN AGE! . The Din of Islam was itself responsible not only for the creation of a world Renaissance , a world civilization in which people of many different backgrounds participated, but it also played a central role in inspiring the Hearts and developing intellectual and cultural life on a scale never seen before.

Intellect and observation are the grounds of every flourishing civilization. Thousands of verses of the noble Qur'an are stimulus for inspiring the heart and expanding the mind through observation, study of nature and contemplation. The first word revealed to Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) was "read". This word helps open the eyes of the believers for examination and study in all fields of matter and knowledge. Furthermore, one comes across hundreds of verses in the Qur'an with inquisitive style enticing the Muslim people to enlarge their scope to think, calculate and come up with better ways to improve the quality of life. Here are some examples: "Are the blind equal with those who see? Or is the depth of the darkness equal with the light?" Qur'an, 6:50. "Say: go through the earth and see what has been the end of those guilty of sin." Qur'an, 27:69. "Say: travel through the earth and see how ALLAH did originate creation." Qur'an, 29:20."Say: wonder in the heavens and earth for the signs of ALLAH." Qur'an, 10:101. "It is He Who gives life and death, and to Him is due the alteration of night and day: Will you not then understand." Qur'an, 23:80. The direct result of this inquisitive approach widens the horizon of exploration and the expansion of thinking and vision. This open observation phenomenon led to the making of the Golden Age and was the cradle to the scientific and academic revolution that led to the Renaissance.

The Islamic Civilization, Islamic culture has Always shown great concern for the future of modern societies. (in all its theological, philosophical, scientific, and religious aspects) as the heritage of the Islamic cultural itself.(Culture) The Arabic equivalent for culture, al-thiqafa, means triumph, intelligence and skill, and also means talent for science, crafts and life nature. There is a need for us to recognize that we, as the Ummah of Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) possess the most comprehensive heritage in comparison with the other nations of the world. we can't understand Islam without returning to the ReEducation of Islam, the knowledge of Islam, the practise of islam, the Manners of Islam! Islam has appeal to every age! The Islamic teachings have great inspirational traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people to nobility and tolerance. These are teachings for humanity of the highest order and at the same time practicable. These teachings of Islam brought into existence a society, a civilization in which hard-heartedness and collective oppression and injustice were the least as compared with all other societies preceding it....Islam is replete with gentleness, courtesy, and fraternity."

We are, without doubt, in the Second Age of Ignorance. ALLAH! the Almighty declares in the Qur’an that a condition of a people will not be changed until they change themselves. And it is only by embracing personal responsibility as Muslim people, finally and completely relinquishing the role of victims, that the Muslim Ummah can again rise to its inherent Dignity. Verily, ALLAH does not change the condition of a people until they change themselves. –– Surah Ar-Rad (Holy Qur’an Quotes, 13:11) It is the Light( the Nur) of ALLAH that led to the Islamic Golden Age, and it will be that Light (Nur) from the pages of The Holy Quran and the Sunnah that will enable the Ummah to rise out of the current abyss it has fallen into and usher in a Second Golden Age of Islam, an age of peace, prosperity and divine purpose during which the Dignity, honor, integrity, nobility and beauty of Islam will be restored this will be in the time of the Mahdi. As Muslims, it is our divine duty to be exemplars of excellence, demonstrating perfect muslim conduct and character in all situations and under all circumstances. This Spiritual Excellence naturally emerges from an authentic and real spiritual center, root and foundation. In the Second Golden Age of Islam, a Muslim will again be a real example of Islam, one who lives in a state of internal peace, presence and sublime surrender, free of conflict, violence, aggression and resistance this will be in the time of Isa (alayhi salam). Such a Muslim will have no self-created enemies, for he or she will have transcended and dissolved , the ego, that requires conflict and hatred to survive. The Muslim of the Second Golden Age of Islam will be so rooted in seeking the pleasure of ALLAH and being close to Him that he or she will be a jewel in the world, an oasis in an utterly dry desert, and will be sought out by all for Knowledge, wisdom, clarity, guidance, direction . The Second Golden Age of Islam has not begun yet. But Small groups of Muslims throughout the world are beginning to rediscover the divine depth of Islam and it Spirituality(the true path of Islam )and its ability to raise (the human spirit) to the highest of heights, And the deepest of realizations in understanding the purity of Islam . The Second Golden Age of Islam will unveil (the Divine Destiny of humanity)that is to worship ALLAH alone,and not to join partners With Him ,in the time of Isa(alayhi'salam),it will be an un-limiting of human potential, and a realization of the Dignity of the Humanbeing, that we were created to worship ALLAH alone Wilfully, in total submission to ALLAH's will, that is beyond all human illusions and beyond all human veils. A new world that is ispired By the Light(Nur) of the Quran is about to be born, It will not be an easy birth it will take 40 months, or 40 years to come about, thought a great war, And the threat of that great war Loom over the Horizon in the current Mideast and in the world, it is the Last War! when those circumstances occur or appear, it will be unfortunate that the majority of mankind will be very much like the son of Noah(as)instead of getting on the Ship of Islam! where it is safe! By accepting the Leadership of Isa(alayhi salam) and the Mahdi, they will go in a another direction to a so call higher authority where they will be destroyed. The Destiny of men cannot be change, what is written has to be! And it is our first and foremost duty to make the shift to a new state of consciousness, A complete change of heart toward obeying the instruction in the Quran. And also to realize the very purpose of Islam and the creation itself, and with the Hope to become a bridge of peace for Humanity, Before these circumstances appear.(Surah Al-Ma’ida (Holy Qur’an Quotes, 5:3) This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.”

A new world beyond violence and beyond conflict, a new world based in peace and in divine surrender, submission to the Will of ALLAH. (This after the Great War!) A Second Golden Age of Islam knowledge, wisdom, understanding and righteous behavior . ALLAH said in the Quran: We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends. And the hour is surely coming when this will be manifest, so transcend with gracious forgiveness.” –– Surah Al-Hijr (15:85) The way forward is to cross into th new frontier, the Golden Age of Islam! . Islam! The final Din, Final Way of Life, the Final frontier! And the Final Golden Age before day of judgement . And the journey that the Heart and soul takes, Is the journey to seek the Nearness to ALLAH. The Ummah will not be able to make positive change through force of any kind. Rather, positive change will result as a return to righteous behavior and true belief, and this can only be achieved through the Practice of Islam and thought the development of our Spiritual life. In the Second Golden Age of Islam, the Muslim, The believers will be deeply rooted in faith and in the presence of a world deeply in need of reconnection itself with ALLAH its Creator. The original Golden Age of Islam was a time of great progress and enlightenment, and it was fueled by a profound and deep belief and practice of Islam . Although the Muslim Nation now finds itself in a Second Age of Ignorance, its hope in the realization of the Second Golden Age of Islam lies in a return of Good muslim behavior and Practice. and thus a return to the very goal of Islam: To increase the growth and the development of the human beings towards a state of good character and so, through self-purification, the purification of the Soul and Divine Grace, will awaken the consciousness. this entire Universe belong To ALLAH, And to ALLAH it will return!

Islam indisputably is a religion of spirituality, peace and tranquility. The name Islam in Arabic means peace--one of the names of ALLAH, ALLAH, is The Peace. Many more attributes of ALLAH are directly related to peace-The Giver of Peace (al Mu’min), The Reliever, The Just, The Judge, The Merciful, The Gracious, The Beneficent, The Compassionate, The Loving (al Wadood) and The Subtle (al Lateef), center around the theme of peace and love and compassion. Islam is the keys to social justice and gender equality. Ingrained in its philosophy is the brotherhood of mankind, which enables it to combine civilizations. It considers all prophets to be brothers of one another and honors their teachings. Islam’s philosophy regarding peace will become clear as we consider the following verses:

“And indeed it (the Holy Qur’an) is a guide and mercy for the believers.” Qur’an, 27:77.

"Seek not mischief in the land, ALLAH does not love mischief makers." Qur'an, 28:77.

"ALLAH commands justice, the doing of good, and liberality to kith and kin, and He forbids all shameful deeds, and injustice and rebellion. "Qur'an, 16:90.

"You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace (islam). Do not follow the footsteps of Satan. He is an outright enemy of you." Qur'an, 2:208.

“O humankind! We created you from a single pair of a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know and deal with each other in kindness (not that you may despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of ALLAH (is he who is) the most righteous of you, and ALLAH is Knower, Aware.”Qur'an, 49:13.

“And when you judge between people that you judge with justice.” Qur’an 4:58.

So Why did Islam spread so fast All over the then known world? The simple answer is that it was ALLAH’s will. And it will be once again ALLAH’s will that there will be a second golden age of Islam !




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It is our goal to establish the truth about the Messiah, Jesus, and to show that he was really the son of a man. That God The Almighty is One, the only One worthy of being worshipped. He has no associates, He has no Begotten son and nothing is like the likeness of The Creator and Lord of the Universe.
Through the years, man has held the concept that there is a superior being and has sought knowledge of that being and even ascribed partners and associates to Him. Mostly it was to establish dominance over their surroundings and the people around. We have accepted what is called Revelations and compiled them into books which we read. It is from some of these books that we intend to produce evidence of the fact that:
•There Is Only One God, The Almighty
•His methods of dealing with his creation is Consistent
•Man Begets Man and The Almighty God has no Begotten Son
•The Messiah Jesus (Isa, Yeshuah) was the descendant of David
•The Messiah Jesus (Isa, Yeshuah) was Begotten of a Woman and a Man
•The Bible and The Qur'an points out that the fact that Jesus (Isa) had a father who is known as John (Yahya, Yochanan, Hanna, Yuhannaa).
•Before you let your belief and emotions cloud your reasoning and judgment, I would urge you to look at the evidence presented and judge for yourself with your intellect which your Lord has given to you. You are responsible for your belief. God, The Almighty has said that You shall not ascribe to him any partners or craven image and that might as well the heavens and the earth crumble than He should have a son. (Qur'an 19:88-92).


Mary's birth.

Her Name---------Mar-i-am Imran(Imran her maiden surname)
Father's Name---Joachim Fakudh:Imran in Arabic.A Levite by tribe
Mother's Name---Hannah Anne in English. A Levite by tribe
Date of Birth------Year 39 B.C.E.
Birthplace--------- City of Nazareth in Galilee Province
Race-----------------Semitic people--offspring of Abraham,Isaac,Jacob
Country-------------Palestine.The Holy Land.Formerly,Land of Canaan
Nationality---------Israelite (a Levite not a Jew)
Citizenship---------Palestinian by birth.
Kinsfolk------------A woman of Imran by birth
Ancestry------------Aaron and Moses--- Levite sons of Amran & Joshebed.

Mary's birth place is marked by
three significant events.

1.Rome's 2nd invasion,capture of Jerusalem,execution of Antigonus 11 ending the reign
of Jewish Kings and High Priests over Palestine.

2.The crowning of Herod the Great as Rome's client King over the Holy Land-Palestine.
King Herod's reign was from 40 B.C. to 4 B.C. the time-span marking the births of
Mariam,Yahya and Isa.

3.Induction of the Jewish nation under the yoke of Roman Foreign Rule and Rome's
imposition on Jews having to pay tribute to Emperor Caesar's as 'Augustus' meaning God.

John's Birth.

Name------------------John,Yahya in Arabic,Yuhannah in Hebrew.
Father's Name------Zachariah.Offspring of A-bi-ah of King David's descent
Mother's Name-----Elizabeth.She & Mariam were grand-daughters of Mat-than.
Date of birth--------Year 22 B.C.E.
Place of Birth-------Ain Karem,Jerusalem's municipality,Judea Province
Race------------------Semitic people--descendant of Abraham,Isaac,Jacob
Nationality----------Israelite--of the Holy Land,Palestine
Tribe-----------------Jew of the tribe of Judah
Descent--------------offspring of David of the course of A-bi-ah (Luke 1:5)
Genealogy-----------from Abraham to King David (14 generations)
from King David to Babylon (14 generations)
from Babylon unto Christ (14 generations)
(Matthew 1:17.)
Ancestry---------------And King David beget Solomon,Solomon beget Ro-bo-am.
He beget A-bi-ah,the forefather of Zachar-i-ah(Matthew 1:67)

John's Birth is marked by two significant events.

1.Rebuilding of Jerusalem's Holy Temple by king Herod,in year 20 B.C.
King Salomon's Temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 587 B.C.

2.Rome's Senate crowned Octavian 'Augustus' (God--the Exalted),the Supreme Ruler
of the Roman Empire.
He reigned from 44 B.C. to 14 A.D. within which time-span Mariam,Yahya and
Isa were born.


Jesus's Birth .

Name------------------ Christ Jesus (Hebrew) Al-Masih Isa (Arabic)
Father's Name------ John (English); Yuhannah (Hebrew); Yahya (Arabic)
Mother's Name------ Mary (English); Mar-i-am (Hebrew); Mariam(Arabic)
Date of Birth--------- Year 6 B.C.E.
Place of Birth------- -Manger Square Bethlehem,Province of Judea.
Residence-------------Nazareth, Galilee Province from one year after birth.
Race------------------- Semitic people--offspring of Abraham,Isaac,Jacob.
Nationality----------- -Israelite of the Holy Land,Palestine
Tribe-------------------- Jew of the tribe of Judah,a Jude an.
Descent-----------------Davidic.By seed,root,DNA David's offspring
God's Oath------------God sworn on Oath He will rise up Christ from the
seed of David,according to the flesh,to sit on his
throne (Act 2:30)
Fulfillment-------------'I Jesus,have sent mine angel to testify these things
in the churches,I am the root and offspring
of David.' (Rev 22:16)

Jesus's Birth is marked by two significant events.

1.The death of Herod the Great in year 4 B.C.He ruled King over Palestine from 40 B.C.
1 Mary 39 B.C;
2.John 22B.C;
3.Christ 6 B.C.

2.Palestine,Herod's Kingdom was divided in four territories,one each to his three sons
and the fourth to his sister Salome.
Herod Archelaus ruled Samaria,Judea & Idumea;Herod Antipas ruled Galilee
and Peria.
With this "TRUTH" will triumph and falsehood shall perished.
May God guide us in the right path as He guided those before us.

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The University of Al Karaouine in Fez, Morocco is thus recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest degree-granting university in the world with its founding in 859 by woman called Fatima al-Fihri. Also in the 9th century, Bimaristan medical schools were founded in the medieval Islamic world, where medical degrees and diplomas were issued to students of Islamic medicine who were qualified to be a practicing Doctor of Medicine. Al-Azhar University, founded in Cairo, Egypt in 975, was a Jami'ah university which offered a variety of post-graduate degrees (Ijazah), and had individual faculties for a theological seminary, Islamic law and jurisprudence, Arabic grammar, Islamic astronomy, early Islamic philosophy, and logic in Islamic philosophy.
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Salaam-u-Alikum,

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The first word of Quran heard by the Prophet Mohmmed s.a.w.was "Iqra".Iqra means to read. It is important to note that the first word of Quran was not Allah,not even Salat,not even love or mother or, brotherhood.To read means to study and education in broad sense.Allah made it very clear that if a person does not read or educate himself,he becomes unable to understand even "Allah".Thus education is of utmost imprtance in Islam.Thanks.

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It seems that the Sack of Baghdad in 1258AD should have been a part of the equation as to the demise of Islamic scholars through their wholesale slaughter and then the emergence of the clergy (so called) who called for a return to the "good old days" as they misremembered them.
The simplicity of curriculum, as you imply, may be a backward projection.
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People you have done a great work for what you have searched for us, but it is better to refer to the quran correctly as it was translated by the prophet PEACE BE UPON HIM.
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