A QUR'ANIC VIEW OF MOTHER TONGUE AS THE MEDIUM OF EDUCATION; pp. 299–309Full article in PDF format | https://doi.org/10.3176/tr.2018.3.06
The study aims to find the Qur’anic perspective regarding first language as medium of education. An in-depth analysis of the text has been made. The study has applied Islamic critical theory and hermeneutic approach in order to deal with the text at two levels: contextual level and grammatical level. This article, on the basis of analysis of selected verses, argues that Qur’an supports first language as medium of education to disseminate knowledge among masses. Moreover, the results also support the view to get education through mother tongue. According to Qur’anic verses mother tongue facilitates the process of education. On the other hand, learning of other languages has also been encouraged.
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