Islamic Education with the help of Information Technology: Advantages and Disadvantages
One of the most important function of tranferring religious beliefs and teaching to the younger generation was performed by schools as well as parents and elder family members. Now in this age of techonology all these beliefs and cultural values, idelogies of life are transferred to the younger generation i.e. children through media which is solely dependent on Information Technology. We can say that the role of family members including parents and relatives have been significantly decreased that is why islamic education should be provided by means of Information Technology. Education is necessary for all Muslims and in Pakistan as well as in the Muslim world education has been divided into Islamic and Western Education. Our schooling system is very poor and old. In this paper, we will discuss about two main problem of our schooling system. One regarding the less subjects on Islam which causes lack of knowledge about Islam in our children, they do not understand Islam and happen to be far from Islam. Secondly, the technique of teaching and learning in schools is very old and poor and it should be modernized. Teachers and students both face difficulty in teaching and learning. Teaching and learning technique can be improved by IT. This paper is a qualitative and quantitative paper which highlights the role of Information Technology in Islamic Education. A survey was conducted among teachers of different schools in Karachi and based on those statitics suggestions were made to improve standards of Islamic education with the use of Information Technology.