According to Imam Ghazali, the knowledge of self or soul is the key to the knowledge of God (ma'arij al-Quds fi madarij ma'rifat an-nafs). When man recognize himself well, he will know that He is his creator (man ‘arafa nafsahu faqad ‘arafa rabbahu) as it is written in the Qur’an that He will show to men His signs in the world and in themselves, that the truth may be manifest to them. Al-Ghazali emphasized on the importance of knowing the knowledge of self since men’s success in this life and in hereafter will be very much depends on the state of his soul. He also stated that the soul is the key for those who walk on the right path (siraat al-mustaqim) and the place for the seat of goodness and badness. When someone is observing or disobeying his religious teaching, indeed, it is the work of his soul.

The study of human soul is very important for every Muslims educator in view of fact that it is a part of our knowledge to know our Lord and to deal our daily job as educators who need to know learners’ nature as well as its purification.

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