Islamic perspective of creativity: A model for teachers of social studies as leaders

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This paper aims at identifying the main features of creativity from an Islamic perspective. To achieve this aim, the researchers used a content analysis approach. The Qur'anic verses were the source of the analysis. In accordance with this perspective, a model for teachers of social studies as leaders is suggested. It is an attempt to contribute to the development and understanding of creativity in the social studies classrooms. The study highlighted the Qur'anic methodology that enhances creativity among people. Moreover, the study looked at the objectives of creativity in Islam as part of fulfilling the duty of vicegerency on earth, strengthening one's relationship with Allah, finding the truth and serving the society. The paper also managed to highlight the main fundamentals of creativity from an Islamic perspective such as sincerity, conformity with the shari'ah, beneficial products, usage of lawful means, the ethical and moral system, ijtihad (independent legal reasoning) and rejection of imitation. The study ended with conclusions and recommendations. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Al-Karasneh, S. M., & Saleh, A. M. J. (2010). Islamic perspective of creativity: A model for teachers of social studies as leaders. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 2, pp. 412–426). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.036

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