Early Childhood Education: An Islamic Perspective in the Light of Iqbal’s Philosophy of Education

Amina Murad, Muhammad Abid Ali, Sabahat Anwar

ABSTRACT
Education is the building block for the development of human personality. Children need education that not only develops their individuality but prepares them for their vicegerency role to serve their Creator and become a productive member of their society.  This qualitative and exploratory study probes the Islamic principles of human nature, learning, and development of human-self for early childhood education in the light of Iqbal’s educational philosophy. This analytical approach was selected to justify that the Qur’anic concepts of human growth and learning have a strong voice to educate children from early childhood. The study concludes that a human self is naturally equipped with an urge and related tools for self-development. Children learn fast due to their human structure based on Fitrah. The main aim of education should therefore be the realization of a strong self through experiential learning to unleash an individual’s potentials. Qur’anic theory of human learning can be derived from Iqbal’s explication of the process of development of human self or Khudi.

Keywords
Early Childhood Education, Islamic Education, Individuality Development, Iqbal’s Educational Philosophy, Khudi, Experiential Learning, Natural Education
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DETAILS
Primary LanguageEnglish
SubjectsEducation
Journal SectionResearch Article
AuthorAmina Murad, Muhammad Abid Ali, Sabahat Anwar.
Orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0620-2466
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8826-3053
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8649-3234
Quotation
ISNADMurad, Amina-Ali, Muhammad A.-Sabahat, Anawar. “Early Childhood Education: An Islamic Perspective in the Light of Iqbal’s Philosophy of Education.” International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization 1/1 (2021): 68-93.
APAMurad, A., Ali M. A., Anawar S. (2021), Early Childhood Education: An Islamic Perspective in the Light of Iqbal’s Philosophy of Education. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization 1 (1), 68-93.
IEEEMurad, A., Ali M. A., Anawar S., “Early Childhood Education: An Islamic Perspective in the Light of Iqbal’s Philosophy of Education”, International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization , vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 2021,pp. 68-93.
CHICAGOMurad, A., Ali M. A., Anawar S. “Early Childhood Education: An Islamic Perspective in the Light of Iqbal’s Philosophy of Education”. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization 1 (2021): 68-93.
VancouverMurad, A., Ali M. A., Anawar S. Early Childhood Education: An Islamic Perspective in the Light of Iqbal’s Philosophy of Education. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization. 2021; 1 (1): 68-93.
AMAMurad, A., Ali M. A., Anawar S. Early Childhood Education: An Islamic Perspective in the Light of Iqbal’s Philosophy of Education. IRJIC. 2021; 1 (1): 68-93.