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Feasibility of the goal of sociology under its current methodology

Laluddin, Hayatullah and Abdul Razak, Mohd. Abbas (2022) Feasibility of the goal of sociology under its current methodology. Al-Itqan: Journal of Islamic Sciences and Comparative Studies, 6 (4). pp. 127-148. E-ISSN 2600-8432

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Sociology has attained a prominent status in the modern world, due to the role it played in the analysis of contemporary social issues and events. This has attracted an increasing interest in sociology not only in the Westerns societies, but also in the Muslim world due to their desire for modernization. Therefore, this article attempts to analyse whether sociology can attain its goal of reorganizing society, based on scientific methods. It also analyses ethics and morality as alternative means for the purpose, and as a source of derivation of universal rule of human social behaviour hence, reorganization of society. This research is theoretical and philosophical and uses a qualitative method as it relies on the analysis of the data gathered from textual sources. Using an analytical approach, the writers arrive at the conclusion that Sociology under its current scientific methodology, cannot achieve its goal of reorganizing society. This can be attributed to inadequacy of scientific method in the study of human society, due to the unpredictability of human behaviour and variety of its factors. The writers also suggest the adaptation of a dynamic multidimensional method that consider variety of factors such as spiritual, physical, mental, social, and moral which heavily influence human behaviour.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sociology, reorganization, reflective morality, scientific method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
BPH Islamic Economics
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2023 11:31
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 11:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103203

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