Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tradtional education according to the Islamic tradtion in Mauritania pt.1






Due to the harsh conditions in Mauritania, colonialist did not have the chance to delve deeply into the country, which has for the most part left its traditional Islamic school system in place, placing a emphasis on memorization of texts and one on one instruction with the teachers. The indigenous schools in Mauritania employ a pedagogical system using time-honored texts and the mahdara teaching methods in a classical curriculum. Students at these schools range from young children to old men and women although normally, schooling begins at about age six. Students begin by learning to read and write the Arabic Uthmaani script and memorize Qu’ran in the Warsh and Qaloon recitations. Students then proceed to study various sciences within Islamic Law, including grammar, sacred law, exegesis (tafsir), Prophetic traditions (hadith), Purification of the Heart, and the Prophetic biography (seera). Over many centuries, this system of education has produced some of the worlds greatest scholars and saints
Due to the harsh conditions in Mauritania, colonialist did not have the chance to delve deeply into the country, which has for the most part left its traditional Islamic school system in place, placing a emphasis on memorization of texts and one on one instruction with the teachers. The indigenous schools in Mauritania employ a pedagogical system using time-honored texts and the mahdara teaching methods in a classical curriculum. Students at these schools range from young children to old men and women although normally, schooling begins at about age six. Students begin by learning to read and write the Arabic Uthmaani script and memorize Qu’ran in the Warsh and Qaloon recitations. Students then proceed to study various sciences within Islamic Law, including grammar, sacred law, exegesis (tafsir), Prophetic traditions (hadith), Purification of the Heart, and the Prophetic biography (seera). Over many centuries, this system of education has produced some of the worlds greatest scholars and saints

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