The Islamic Epistemology and its Implications for Education of Muslims in the Philippines
Abdul M. Lantong
Abdul M. Lantong
Available Online January 2018.
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- epistemology, madrasa education, Qur'an, muslims, Philippines
- To reform the present Islamic educational system of the Muslims in the Philippines one has to start from epistemology. The epistemology that a society adheres to shapes the kind of education and the caliber of intellectuals it has. But, until today, Muslim educators and scholars in the Philippines have not attempted yet to go this way. Hence, this paper investigated the state of Islamic education of Muslims in the Philippines, as well as the Islamic epistemology, and its implications for educating them. The researcher used content analysis as a method of study. He gathered the data through library research and interview. The research shows that, based on Islamic epistemology, the Muslims should have a holistic education system to remedy the educational crisis they have. This system should aim for the development of righteous servants of God and His appointed khalifah, and a member of the Muslim ummah as well as the Philippine society. Also, the content of its curriculum should be integrated one as it should include revealed and acquired knowledge. The integration of the two with their various ramifications is an essential element to provide a holistic and integrated system of education which the Muslims in the Philippines are in need for them to efficiently play the role which Islam assigns for them.
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TY - CONF AU - Abdul M. Lantong PY - 2018/01 DA - 2018/01 TI - The Islamic Epistemology and its Implications for Education of Muslims in the Philippines BT - 1st International Conference on Intellectuals' Global Responsibility (ICIGR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 67 EP - 71 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icigr-17.2018.16 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icigr-17.2018.16 ID - Lantong2018/01 ER -