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Human nature: an Islamic perspective

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas (2011) Human nature: an Islamic perspective. Journal of Islam in Asia, 8 (Special issue). pp. 251-274. ISSN 1823-0970

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Abstract

Human nature is a widely and popularly discussed topic not only in the East but also in the West. This topic has drawn people from diverse backgrounds of knowledge to explore and investigate who or what man is, in relation to his Creator and other creations that exist in the universe. The research on man and the attempts to answer many of the intricate questions related to his creation and existence which started in the ancient past is still an on-going thing. The fact that the latest findings on man become added information to the existing body of knowledge makes the study on human nature a dynamic and perennial one. Within the scope of this paper, the researcher has made an attempt to discuss the topic on human nature from the Islamic perspective. In discussing the nature of man, the researcher has ventured into the physical and metaphysical realms of his existence as described in the Qur’an. Besides that, the researcher has also entertained some discussions on how man has been perceived in the mainstream Western and Islamic psychologies. In concluding the paper, the researcher has anchored the discussion as to why the study on human nature is important.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6588/14986
Uncontrolled Keywords: Man, Human Nature, Natural Disposition, Vicegerency, Islamic Perspective
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 16:05
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 15:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/14986

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