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Civilization in an Islamic perspective

Farooqi, Jamil (2011) Civilization in an Islamic perspective. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (1). pp. 409-426. ISSN 1823-0970

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Civilization is a multidimensional concept used in different connotations and meanings. It signifies the ideological fervor that contours the edifice of a society and shapes the formation of social institutions. It sets up the goals which individuals and society strive to attain and develop different social mechanisms and organizations to that effect. It directs individuals to lead life in a distinct way for a distinct purpose. Civilization in Islamic intellectual ethos is to uphold Allah’s guidance, and establish His order on earth. Islamic civilization is based on the revelatory doctrine underlying the sovereignty and ascendency of Allah (swt) and its manifestation in every walk of individual and social life. It reflects a composite system of life based on the supremacy of Allah (swt), adores human dignity, maintains righteousness and justice and promotes moderation in thought and action.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1545/22029
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.63 Islam and civil society
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: Mrs Maznah Zakaria
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 17:04
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 16:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22029

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