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Iqbal's ideas for the restoration of Muslim dynamism

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas (2011) Iqbal's ideas for the restoration of Muslim dynamism. Journal of Islam in Asia, 2 (2). pp. 377-402. ISSN 1823-0970

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Abstract

Islam seeks to develop the human minds to a total submission to Allah the Almighty. Through its divine guidance, the Qur’an ushered a large section of the masses in Arabia from the darkness of ignorance into knowledge and enlightenment of their souls. Islam grew from a humble beginning into a mighty civilizational force. Islamic civilization like all other civilizations, started to decline after reaching its pinnacle of success. Ever since the fall of Baghdad in 1258, the Muslim world has been confronted with endless problems in all fields of life. Colonization of Muslim lands by the West had created the knowledge and technological gap between them and their colonizers. Being subjected to colonization, neo-colonization, and now globalization, Muslims are lagging behind other communities of the world. The Muslim minds which once came up with great ideas, discoveries, innovation and inventions, at the moment somehow become less prolific, and experiencing a state of lethargy and malaise. In realizing the great challenges faced by the Muslims in the modern world, this research intends to re-visit Iqbal’s ideas to remedy the awful situations experienced by the Ummah.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6588/16361
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iqbal, Ideas, Restoration, Muslim Dynamism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
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: 26 Jan 2012 15:14
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2013 14:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16361

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