ISLAMIC EDUCATION VALUES: A PANACEA FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN NIGERIA

Aminu Yakubu, Dahiru Usman

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This paper aims to discuss the relevance of Islamic Education to job creation and poverty alleviation towards sustainable development in Nigeria. The paper employs qualitative approach towards looking at Islamic education; related studies on the practice of Islamic education, its objectives and significances were reviewed. The exertion affirmatively revealed that Islamic education, through its aims and objectives, motivates and trains humankind to self-employment, self-independence and self-sustainability. It is the type of education that also promotes helping the needy through the practice of Zakat as charity act. Again, Islamic education calls for Waqf (Islamic endowment) that provides a means in which individuals can donate their wealth and properties in order to gain blessings from the almighty Allah (SWT); and this permeate individuals with morality. In addition, there are other recommendations and teachings of Islamic education that portray relevance of hardworking. Therefore, the aims, content and teaching of Islamic education are recommended to be explored for job creation and poverty alleviation.

 

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Islamic education, job creation, poverty alleviation, sustainable development

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