Purpose of Education

Education—taking into consideration democracy, pardon markets, handy of the press, and “universal human rights” — is one of those subjects whose virtue is considered self-evident. So is the remoteness of the industrially ahead of its epoch countries in attaining them. Consequently, any package that arrives as soon as one of these magic labels in description to it, automatically qualifies for the “green channel” at our right of relationships ports. No questions asked. This uncritical appreciation has intensely crippled our exposure of all these vital topics. For example in education most of our aeration centers concerning literacy statistics and the dependence to have hence many graduates, masters, Phd’s, and so many professionals — engineers, doctors, etc.— in a unlimited country based upon the standards in the industrially ahead of its epoch countries. The central shape of curriculum, and even more fundamental business of the take goal of education normally benefit not attract our attention; they have already been approved by the “advanced’ countries for us and our job is lonesome to follow in their footsteps to take on their level of remarks.

Indeed they have. In the “first” world, education has become an strengthening of the capitalist system. Its intention is to find the money for certified workforce for its machinery of production and dynamic consumers for its products. Stated in a more polished form, the try of education is to have enough maintenance for the economic wealth of a country. Similarly upon a personal level today the intend of education is to be skillful to earn a respectable dynamic.

While earning halal busy and providing for the economic competently being of a country are every one important Islamic goals as ably, the linking of education to financial goals is definitely unfortunate. It turns the centers of learning into mere vocational centers in their outlook and sparkle. It degrades education and through it the energy.