When Muslim students take up the study of English literature, it is typically for the purpose of improving their English, much in demand in today’s world. While this is no doubt a worthy motivation, a systematic study of literature can bring additional benefits.
For example, a focused study of literature can help develop what are known as “higher order or critical thinking skills.” The higher order thinking skills include the recollection and application of knowledge. They also include analysis, synthesis and evaluation. These skills are developed within the discipline known as literary criticism..................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)