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Title of Thesis

Mysticism Of Rahman Baba And Its Educational Implications

Author(s)

Hanifullah Khan

Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Social Sciences / Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar
Session
2009
Subject
Education
Number of Pages
324
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Financial, Literature, Philosophers, Mystics, Rahman, Educational, Implications, Mysticism, Opinion, Scholar, Tolerance,

Abstract
Islam has produced great scholars, philosophers and mystics, who were / are the custodians and promoters of the Islamic culture and its values in the world. The teachings of all these legends are capable of pulling our own and our succeeding generations from the inferiority complexes and put them on the path to God. Rahman Baba is one amongst them and the reason for my selection of the Mysticism of Rahman Baba and Its Educational Implications for my Ph. D research study is that I have studied this mystic poet of Pashto literature and can say that his poetry is an introduction to the fundamentals of human nature. He addresses to man irrespective of his origin. He makes an irresistible appeal to all, irrespective of their caste, colour and creed. His ideas are ever fresh and new and are a guiding light for seekers of the truth. Baba is a Mystic who leads life according to Islamic Shariah. To study him is helpful in understanding the aim of life and the true meanings of Islam.
God made man superior to the entire creature but he does not know his true self and behaves like animals. Man should have tolerance in his self; should be kind and compassionate to others as this is the best way to get nearness to God. Man is naturally the lover of God. To love God means to obey His commands and serve the humanity without expecting any financial reward. Real richness is the richness of heart, which comes through the remembrance of God. Man is a humble slave of God and by stretching hand before the slaves; man becomes slave of the slaves, which is quite astonishing and Baba dislikes it. He is of the opinion that man should have the knowledge of his own self, his Creator, the universe that surrounds him and the aim for which he has been created.He advises the ulama (the scholars) to become practical because the scholar (A'alim) is not scholar until he is practical. Knowledge turned into practice opens the eyes of man and introduces him to God and man starts to obey His commands without any hesitation. Baba lays stress on the character building of the individuals in order to make them capable of facing the hardships that may come in his way while following the injunctions of God and His Prophet (S A W).
The teachings of Rahman Baba can purify man's heart from the evils & can bring him closer to God and when man gets closer to God, he gets courage to fight against the evils both inside him and outside him i.e. in the society. There will be justice everywhere and this will bring peace in the surroundings and the society will become a truly human society.
Baba addresses to men and wants them to be true human beings, something that is becoming a rarity in modern days. Baba's teachings are about all the aspects of human
life and are based on "To enjoin Good and forbid Evil and eventually work for the establishment of a just socio - moral order in the world." He strongly advocates justice and considers it necessary for peace and unity. His courage and conviction and his humanity are exemplary. He is God fearing and knows the art of living on the earth as a true human being
In short, the researcher, after studying Rahman Baba, is of the opinion that the teachings of Baba can help us to build an exemplary society and if we apply his teachings in our education, we can prepare morally and religiously strong & well-rounded individuals, which is an urgent need of our society.

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1 0 CONTENTS

 

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BRIEF LIFE HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF RAHMAN BABA

1.1 Family Background
1.2 Education of Rahman Baba
1.3 Life and Poetry of Rahman Baba
1.4 Rahman Baba according to some renowned personalities
1.5 Diwan of Abdur Rahman Baba
1.6 Mysticism
1.7 Islamic Mysticism (Sufism) and Tawhid
1.8 Mysticism & its Educational Elements
1.9 Mysticism (Sufism) of Rahman Baba

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3 2 RAHMAN BABA AND AL-GHAZZALI ON MYSTICISM

2.1 Al-Ghazzali
2.2 Rahaman Baba and Al-Ghazzali on Mysticism
2.3 Knowledge of God
2.4 Love
2.5 World
2.6 Morality
2.7 Knowledge of Self
2.8 Religion with Practice
2.9 Educational Implications

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4 3 RAHMAN BABA'S CONCEPT OF KHUDI

3.1 Concept of Khudi
3.2 Rahman Baba on Khudi
3.3 Allama Muhammad Iqbal on Khudi
3.4 Similaraties between these two. (Rahman Baba and M.Iqbal)
3.5 Educational Implications

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5 4 RAHMAN BABA'S APPROACH TO GOD

4.1 Various Concepts of God
4.2 Islamic Concept of God
4.3 Mystics' (Sufis') Approach to God
4.4 Sayings of Some of the Eminent Personalities about Rahman Baba's Approach to God
4.5 Rahman Baba's Approach to God
4.6 Rahman Baba as a Lover of God
4.7 Rahman Baba to Beloved
4.8 Educational Implications

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6 5 RAHMAN BABA'S CONCEPT OF LOVE & BEAUTY

5.1 Love or Ishq
5.2 Love and wisdom
5.3 Definition of Love and Beauty
5.4 Kinds of Love and Beauty
5.5 Islamic Concept of Love and Beauty
5.6 Sayings of Some of the Mystics (Sufis) About Love and Beauty
5.7 Relationship of Mysticism (Sufism) with love and Beauty
5.8 Rahman Baba's Concept of Love and Beauty
5.9 Baba's Concept of Love
5.10 Rahman Baba's concept of Beauty
5.11 Lovers According to Rahman Baba
5.12 Rahman Baba to Lovers
5.13 Educational Implications

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7 6 RAHMAN BABA'S THEORY OF MORALS

6.1 Rahman Baba's Philosophy of Morals
6.2 Educational Implications

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8 7 RAHMAN BABA'S PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

7.1 Religion: An Operational Definition
7.2 Main Religions of the World
7.3 Non-Semitic religions: (Aryan Religions and Non-Aryan Religions)
7.4 Semitic Religions:(Judaism, Christianity and Islam)
7.5 Who is called a Muslim?
7.6 Rahman Baba As a Muslim
7.7 Rahman Baba as a Philosopher of Religion
7.8 Rahman Baba's Knowledge of Allah 
7.9 Rahman Baba's Philosophy Concerning the finality of Prophethood
7.10 Knowledge about Important Historical events
7.11 Teachings of Rahman Baba
7.12 Educational Implications

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9 8 RAHMAN BABA'S MESSAGE TO HUMANITY

8.1 Relevance of Rahman Baba's Message to Modern Man
8.2 Educational Implications

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10 9 RAHMAN BABA AND HIS TWO WORLDS

9.1 Rahman Baba's Philosophy of the World
9.2 Rahman Baba Favours the World
9.3 Rahman Baba Rejects this World
3.4 Islamic Concept of the world
9.5 Educational Implications

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11 10 RAHMAN BABA AS A PROPONENT OF UNITY AND PREACHER OF PEACE

10.1 Concept of Unity
10.2 Concept of Peace
10.3 Needs of Unity and Peace
10.4 Importance of Peace and Unity
10.5 Rahman as a Proponent of Unity and Preacher of Peace
10.6 Educational Implications

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12 11 EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS SUMMED UP

 

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13 12 BIBLIOGRAPHY 298
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