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Being a muslim a fact or a challenge and its implication for islamic education

Kazmi, Yedullah (2009) Being a muslim a fact or a challenge and its implication for islamic education. Insights, 2 (1). pp. 5-32.

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Abstract

This article investigates the issue of self-identity and its implications for a Muslim. The article further explores the consequences for Muslims for making their identity as Muslims an issue, and then makes tentative suggestions regarding education that would follow from such a decision. This exploration is guided by the logic of the distinction between ‘who is a Muslim’ and ‘what is it to be a Muslim.’ The issue of identify is framed not in the context of such cultural phenomenon as identity crisis but couched in terms of existential challenge of being either a Muslim by accident of birth or consciously and purposely designing oneself as a Muslim by making it as one’s life-project. The choice being between being Muslim as a social fact with little or no input of one’s own or taking the ethical responsibility to fashion oneself in the light of the Qur’┐n.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2527/13160
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: miss nur ain ahmad
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 14:58
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 00:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13160

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