One of the basic aims of Islamic schools is to promote Islamic education so the children can understand which is essential for intellectual, emotional and personality development. Without encouraging co-relation among Islamic school and home the education of children will suffer and hinder their academic development. There are many facts that, explain why majority of Muslim pupils have been leaving schools with low grades or without any qualification.
“The purpose of Islamic education is not to cram the pupil’s head with facts but to prepare them for a life of purity and sincerity. This total commitment to character-building based on the ideals of Islamic ethics is the highest goal of Islamic education”. (Al-Attas, 1979, p. 104)
Islamic school should be a motivating force in reforming the society, but this is not so easy task to accomplished and can be achieved by team-efforts of all those involved in management, school board, staff, principle, students and parents.
The role of teachers in Islamic school should be best and the characteristics of a ‘good Muslim teacher’ are:
•Be in love with children;
•Love for the profession of education;
•Psychological fitness and emotional balance;
•Neatness, cleanliness and good appearance;
•Expressiveness and good pronunciation;
•Intelligence and deep knowledge;
•Understanding students and their needs;
•Strong command on the subject;
•Broad and deep reading and knowledge;
•Punctuality and respect for time;
•Co-operation with the school system and policies;
Hopefully, if Allah (SWT) willing and help us, then we can, establish Islamic community. The manners, attitude, regulation, values and criteria are all derived from the Islamic school, and by achieving all these, the way of life of a Muslim became an example of all mankind.
The Aim And Objective Of The Islamic Schools