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The integration of Human Sciences and Revealed Knowledge in the KIRKHS

Hassan, Mohd. Kamal (2009) The integration of Human Sciences and Revealed Knowledge in the KIRKHS. In: IIUM at 25: The path travelled and the way forward. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 111-124. ISBN 9789675272103

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Dr. AbdulHamid AbuSulayman, the second rector of the HUM, was never tired of emphasizing the need to reform the Muslim mind by integrating the revealed knowledge disciplines with the social sciences and the humanities, so that the disciplines and the scholars of those disciplines would be fully informed of, if not conversant with, the existing sociopolitical realities and the actual human conditions in all their diversities and complexities. Similarly, the human sciences would be infused with Islamic revealed values, perspectives and worldview in order to desecularize their contents and begin to enquire into the human condition from a holistic and taw~ldic perspective. These academic and intellectual reforms, he strongly believed, would go a long way towards ameliorating the miserable condition of the Muslim ummah throughout the world and reestablishing the holistic and balanced Islamic civilization that the Muslims once built with great flourish as universal centres of learning, innovation and enlightenment in West Asia, Spain (Andalusia) and India. The need to Islamicize the contemporary Western-inherited knowledge, particularly in the human sciences, and the need to make the revealed knowledge disciplines more realistic, relevant and contemporaneous - without altering the fundamental teachings and tenets of Islam - became the new intellectual focus of the HUM as it expanded with the establishment of the Kulliyyahs of Engineering, Medicine, Architecture and Environmental Design, Natural Sciences and Information and Communication Technology.....

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2913/1252 (LG173G56I61S 2009)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic education, Human Sciences, Revealed Knowledge, KIRKHS, IIUM
Subjects: L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
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 Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Professor Mohd Kamal Hassan
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 09:01
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2011 13:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1252

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