The Nationalization of Arabic and Islamic Education in Egypt: Dar Al Alum and Al Azhar

Title

The Nationalization of Arabic and Islamic Education in Egypt: Dar Al Alum and Al Azhar

Authors

Lois A. Aroian

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Department

Cairo Papers in Social Science

Program

Cairo Papers in Social Science

Description

This study sets forth for the first time the vital role of Dar Al'ulum, Egypt's first and only continuously operating university level teaching training institution, in the nationalization of Islamic and Arabic education in Egypt. Ali Mubarak, nineteenth century Egypt's longest enduring bureaucrat, initiated , and Khedive Ismail (1863-1879) founded Dar al Ulum in 1892 to train teachers of Arabic and Turkish for the newly expanding national (amiriyya) school system. This study grew out of a PhD dissertation, "Education, Language and Culture in Modern Egypt: Dar Al Ulum and its Graduates (1872-1923)" presented at The University of Michigin in 1978.

Publication Date

Fall 1983

Publisher

American University in Cairo Press

City

Cairo

Keywords

Nationalization, Azhar, Dar Al Alum, Arabic, Education, Islamic education, Egypt

Series

Cairo Papers in Social Science 6(4)

The Nationalization of Arabic and Islamic Education in Egypt: Dar Al Alum and Al Azhar

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