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Mohamed Abubakr A Al-Musleh

Abstract

 This paper responds primarily to the problem of blind following and unconscious dependence, specifically in the field of education “tarbiyah”. This phenomenon prevents independent innovation and qualitative development in our Islamic nation “Ummah”. Furthermore, this phenomenon has manifested itself clearly in the concept of education “tarbiyah” because it is occupied by foreign connotations relating to philosophical and cultural foundations that differ significantly from the authentic intellectual system of the Islamic nation “Ummah”. The genuine connotations of the concept have not only been left out of our educational organizations but have also nearly been lost entirely.


The response this paper brings forth is an attempt at liberation from these foreign connotations through the pursuit of reviving the authentic concept of “tarbiyah” in light of the Qur’anic teachings. The Qur’anic teachings were chosen as the reference point because of their importance in authenticating and constructing conceptual systems within the Islamic nation “Ummah”. This was achieved first by conducting a precise semantic analysis of the word “tarbiyah” from the Arabic lexicons. This was an important process due to its significance as a methodological foundational step in the analytical authentication of the concept. This paper also aims to display the extent of the richness of the authentic connotations of the term “tarbiyah”. The term “tarbiyah” is defined in the original references that explain the meanings of Qur’anic terminology because such terminology is used in those references with rich authentic connotations. By implementing these analytical processes, the paper presents a comprehensive examination for the authentic characterization of the concept “tarbiyah” and then analyzes this definition in light of the Qur’an.

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Keywords

The authentic concept of “tarbiyah”
semantic analysis
the supreme reference for authentication

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Articles in Arabic