International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Aim Formulation of Education: An Analysis of the Book Ta’lim al Muta’ Allim
Miftachul Huda, Mulyadhi Kartanegara

Essentially, it is requisite that each activity is necessary to have a clear purpose as it was designed to be a well applicable plan. Similarly, in the field of education, the process of transfer of knowledge and value has been the central notion in the order for performing ‘person with noble character’. This idea has been outlined and pointed out by some Muslim scholars (ulama), and one of them is the concept of al-Zarnuji in his kitab (book) Ta’lim al Muta’allim, the monumental work containning fundamental principles in education, which has been used in the Muslim world in the context of education. The method employed to investigate in this article used a descriptive analysis. The result showed that al-Zarnuji proposed three categories in the formulation of obejctives in education. Those are firstly, God’s pleasure; scondly, individual development; and thirdly, social orientation. This study is highly expected to enrich the concept of education, particularly in designing the intention as the basic element for educational process.

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