Curriculum is any document or plan that exists in an educational institute or education system that defines the work of teachers, at least to the extent of identifying the content to be taught student and the methods to be used in the process.
The purpose of curriculum is to achieve broad goals and related specific objectives that have been developed within a framework of theory and research, past and present professional practice, and the changing needs of society.
Definition of curriculum
Kerr defines curriculum as, 'All the learning which is planned and guided by the school, whether it is carried on in groups or individually, inside or outside the school. (quoted in Kelly 1983: 10; see also, Kelly 1999).
History of curriculum:
The idea of curriculum is hardly new - but the way we understand and theorize it has altered over the years - and there remains considerable dispute as to meaning. It has its origins in the running. It was, literally, a course.
Islamic concept of curriculum:
According to Islam, basic values are permanent. So will be the educational objectives. In traditionalism, sources of values are traditions of their forefathers, While is Islam, pleasure of ALLAH is the source of Value.

According to Islam only the prophetic knowledge is absolutely reliable. So content will essentially consist of the knowledge , contained in the Quran and Sunnah. Knowledge gained through other sources will also be tested on this criteria (Quran & Sunnah) and may conditionally made a part of curriculum.