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Critical Issues and Reform in Muslim Higher Education

Edited by: Rosnani Hashim Mina Hattori
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ISBN : 978-967-418-381-3

Price : RM 65.00

Year : 2015

 

SYNOPSIS
Today as we embark into the twenty first century we observe many challenges facing Muslim higher education institutions which has led them to reexamine their position and programmes vis-à-vis others. This examination and review are crucial for the survival of these institutions. Top on the list of the challenges is globalisation and its accompanying effects which are inevitable. It is affecting every state and community throughout the world that has access to information and communication technologies. The presence of the email, the internet, Youtube, blogs, Facebooks, twitters and the latest, WhatsApp has speeded up the pace of the dissemination of information and misinformation. These same media has been partially responsible in mobilisation of the masses such that massive demonstrations that may even lead to revolutions could be galvanised easily as in the case of the Arab Spring and the change of guard in Thailand. These new technologies and their applications on a massive scale have definitely changed the landscape of the world. This monograph deals with the issue emerging from globalisation and highlights the attempts made by Muslim higher education institutions to deal with these issues. Specifically, the issues discussed are privatisation of education in the Arab world, internationalisation of education, and cultural diversity in Malaysia, Islamic higher education of Muslim minorities in Europe and the United Kingdom, and three different attempts in formulating an integrated higher education in Indonesia and Brunei. In addition to globalisation, there are other critical issues peculiar to the Muslim scholarly tradition. Firstly, the issue of the educational dichotomy of the traditional Islamic Sciences and the contemporary acquired sciences such as the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences that has led to the negligence and decline of the latter in the Muslim world; secondly, the issue of the decline of intellectualism in Muslim higher education, and thirdly, the issue of academic freedom. This book with chapters written by scholars from various parts of the world analyses each of these issues in depth with the hope to enlighten its readers. Awareness of a problem is the first important step towards solving it. This book will be useful to scholars and students of higher Islamic education.

 

CONTENTS 

CHAPTER 1

Privatisation of Arab Higher Education with Special Reference to Jordan

Aref Tawfiq al-Atari

 

CHAPTER 2

Internationalisation of Contemporary Muslim Higher Education and Ummatic Development:
A Case Study of the International Islamic University Malaysia

Rosnani Hashim

 

CHAPTER 3

Pluralistic Co-Existence and the Role of Comparative Religion in Islamic Higher Education in the Context of Malaysia

Kamar Oniah Kamaruzzaman

 

CHAPTER 4

Issues of Freedom and Creativity in Muslim Higher Education

Yedullah Kazmi


CHAPTER 5

Academic Freedom in the Islamic Tradition: Can Islamic Higher Learning be Anything but Creative?

Saheed Ahmad Rufai


CHAPTER 6

The Decline of Intellectualism in Higher Islamic Traditional Studies: Reforming the Curriculum

Rosnani Hashim

 

CHAPTER 7

The Role of Islamic Higher Education for Communities in Europe: A Case Study of the Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR)

Ahmet Akgunduz


CHAPTER 8

The Functions of Islamic Higher Education in Multicultural Societies: A Comparative Analysis of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands

Mina Hattori


CHAPTER 9

Integrating Science and Islam: A Case Study of State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

H. Sutrisno


CHAPTER 10

The Role of Islamic Higher Education in Harmonising Religion and Sciences: A Case Study at UIN (State Islamic University) Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, Indonesia

Bambang Suryadi


CHAPTER 11

Harmonising Faith and Science in an Integrated Teacher Education Curriculum: A Case Study of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College

Ghazali Basri

ISBN : 978-967-418-381-3

Price : RM 65.00

Year : 2015

 

SYNOPSIS
Today as we embark into the twenty first century we observe many challenges facing Muslim higher education institutions which has led them to reexamine their position and programmes vis-à-vis others. This examination and review are crucial for the survival of these institutions. Top on the list of the challenges is globalisation and its accompanying effects which are inevitable. It is affecting every state and community throughout the world that has access to information and communication technologies. The presence of the email, the internet, Youtube, blogs, Facebooks, twitters and the latest, WhatsApp has speeded up the pace of the dissemination of information and misinformation. These same media has been partially responsible in mobilisation of the masses such that massive demonstrations that may even lead to revolutions could be galvanised easily as in the case of the Arab Spring and the change of guard in Thailand. These new technologies and their applications on a massive scale have definitely changed the landscape of the world. This monograph deals with the issue emerging from globalisation and highlights the attempts made by Muslim higher education institutions to deal with these issues. Specifically, the issues discussed are privatisation of education in the Arab world, internationalisation of education, and cultural diversity in Malaysia, Islamic higher education of Muslim minorities in Europe and the United Kingdom, and three different attempts in formulating an integrated higher education in Indonesia and Brunei. In addition to globalisation, there are other critical issues peculiar to the Muslim scholarly tradition. Firstly, the issue of the educational dichotomy of the traditional Islamic Sciences and the contemporary acquired sciences such as the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences that has led to the negligence and decline of the latter in the Muslim world; secondly, the issue of the decline of intellectualism in Muslim higher education, and thirdly, the issue of academic freedom. This book with chapters written by scholars from various parts of the world analyses each of these issues in depth with the hope to enlighten its readers. Awareness of a problem is the first important step towards solving it. This book will be useful to scholars and students of higher Islamic education.

 

CONTENTS 

CHAPTER 1

Privatisation of Arab Higher Education with Special Reference to Jordan

Aref Tawfiq al-Atari

 

CHAPTER 2

Internationalisation of Contemporary Muslim Higher Education and Ummatic Development:
A Case Study of the International Islamic University Malaysia

Rosnani Hashim

 

CHAPTER 3

Pluralistic Co-Existence and the Role of Comparative Religion in Islamic Higher Education in the Context of Malaysia

Kamar Oniah Kamaruzzaman

 

CHAPTER 4

Issues of Freedom and Creativity in Muslim Higher Education

Yedullah Kazmi


CHAPTER 5

Academic Freedom in the Islamic Tradition: Can Islamic Higher Learning be Anything but Creative?

Saheed Ahmad Rufai


CHAPTER 6

The Decline of Intellectualism in Higher Islamic Traditional Studies: Reforming the Curriculum

Rosnani Hashim

 

CHAPTER 7

The Role of Islamic Higher Education for Communities in Europe: A Case Study of the Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR)

Ahmet Akgunduz


CHAPTER 8

The Functions of Islamic Higher Education in Multicultural Societies: A Comparative Analysis of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands

Mina Hattori


CHAPTER 9

Integrating Science and Islam: A Case Study of State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

H. Sutrisno


CHAPTER 10

The Role of Islamic Higher Education in Harmonising Religion and Sciences: A Case Study at UIN (State Islamic University) Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, Indonesia

Bambang Suryadi


CHAPTER 11

Harmonising Faith and Science in an Integrated Teacher Education Curriculum: A Case Study of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College

Ghazali Basri

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