The Art of Learning: A Classical Islamic Text

The Art of Learning

A Classical Islamic Text

Al-Zarnuji

Paperback

77 pages / Published: 2020

£10.00

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We know very little about Al-Zarnuji except what can be reconstructed from his work on education, here translated for the first time into English.

His seminal works on the methods of learning are celebrated the world over and have helped many unlock the secrets to attaining knowledge and reach the heights of Islamic scholarship.

Al-Zarnuji brilliantly interweaves a curious mixture of rational and non-rational elements that went into this study of education, compounded by an inflexible respect for the authority of the Quran.

The Art of Learning is the result of a collaboration between a distinguished Orientalist and a well-known psychologist, both leaders in their field, to give us the definitive guide for teachers and students, alike, to apply their learning.

Name

Al-Zarnuji

Country

Kazakhstan

Biography

Al-Zarnuji was born and lived in Zarnuj, a well-known town beyond the river Oxus in the present Turkistan Region of Kazakhstan. Burhan al-Din (proof of Din) or Burhan al-Islam (proof of Islam) al-Zarnuji were his agnomen, or moniker. Collections of biographies believed that his given name was al-Nu'man ibn Ibrahim. He studied with many shaykhs including: Shaykh Burhān al-Dīn ‘Alī ibn Abī Bakr al-Marghīnānī (530–593 AH / 1135–1197 CE) author of Al-Hidāyah, Shaykh Abu al-Muhamid Qawaduddin Hammad ibn Ibrahim al-Saffar; the great Shaykh Hasan ibn Mansur Qadiykhani; and others. The exact date of his death is unknown, though it is speculated that he died in 620 AH (1223 CE) in Bukhara.

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Title

The Art of Learning

Format(s)

Paperback

Edition

1st

Pages

77

ISBN

9781905837984

Dimensions

215mm (H) x 140mm (W)

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