In sociological literature, the sociology of education emerged as a distinct area of inquiry in the 1950s and early 1960’s. The scope of the discipline has become vast. The speedy pace of social change has given the schools more opportunities
and more problems. Some scholars see sociology of education as a disputational account. Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (450-505/ 1058-1111) has been acclaimed as one of the great thinkers of Islam. His concept of sociology of education is sound, clear and unambiguous having relevance to the modern times. This paper is based on some of his works translated into English and Urdu languages. It focuses on education and the social framework, sheds light on the sociology of teaching, and finally explains the characteristics and role of a learned man in society.
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