What is the ‘islamic’ in Islamic education?
What makes and education Islamic?
What makes other kinds of education ‘unislamic’?
Our quick picture about Islamic education usually refers to the content. The subject or the topic surrounding the ‘WHAT’.
Looking back to the hadith of the Prophet, peace be upon him, we easily identify how he sometimes answered simple and direct questions with broader response. Once, a companion asked if the sea water can be used for ablution, rather than giving him a direct answer YES or NO, the Prophet PBUH said, “the water is pure and the animal is halal.”
The answer expanded the original context intended by the one who asked. The way the Prophet PBUH answered is an indication how he paid specific attention to the HOW, on top of the WHAT. How certain things are taught and learned.