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A drop of wisdom: reflections on the Muslim world

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas and Salah, Machouche (2023) A drop of wisdom: reflections on the Muslim world. KIRKHS, IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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This humble work is a compilation of our short articles that were published in online news portals. In realizing the importance of the message carried in the articles, as authors, we have decided to publish them in a book format. The language of this book has been made easy for everyone’s read, especially students. The topics discussed in this book are mainly on the contemporary issues of the Muslim World. As academicians of the Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies at IIUM, we teach subjects related to Islamic Worldview, Islamic Civilization, Ethics, Creative Thinking and the current state of affairs in the Muslim World. In many places in the book, you will find mention of the Golden Age of the Muslims (750-1258) and the reasons behind the fall of the Islamic Civilization which started with the fall of Baghdad in 1258. From there on, one after another all Muslim empires fell inviting a host of many other problems into the Muslim World. After the colonization of the Muslim lands till today, the Muslim World is lagging behind others in the areas of science, technology and good governance. In order to fix these pressing issues, the Muslim World needs less politicking and more thinking. Besides dwelling on the glorious past of the Muslim Civilization, we have also discussed contemporary issues like the brain drain phenomenon, matters of spirituality, human rights violation, co-existence, an idealism for world peace, the political turmoil in the Middle East that led to the Muslim diasporic community in the West, etc. Lastly, the aim of this humble work is not to create a reef between Muslims and others, but it is a call for coexistence that can create a better world for humanity where people live abiding by the philosophy of loving, caring and sharing.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drop, Wisdom, Reflections, Muslim World
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP134.S3 Quran and Science
BPC Science and Technology in Islam
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): 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: 06 Apr 2023 12:26
Last Modified: 19 May 2023 16:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104323

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