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Islamic da‘wah and civilizational development : a reflection

Mumtaz Ali, Mohammad (2011) Islamic da‘wah and civilizational development : a reflection. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (4). pp. 325-343. ISSN 1823-0970

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Generally, DaÑwah is defined as a struggle of the followers of a religion to convert people from other religions. This misrepresentation has not only created misunderstandings about Islam and Islamic movement, it has also affected negatively the image of Islam and Islamic movement in the world. Islam represents the truth concerning human life and ultimate bliss in both this world and the hereafter. The Qur’an is the source of true and authentic knowledge which provides guidance for the well-being of mankind and stands for the development of civilization. This paper contends that the purpose of DaÑwah needs to be presented in the context of civilizational development rather than in the context of religious conversion.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 540/22070
Uncontrolled Keywords: Da‘wah, Islam, The Qur’an, Civilization, Truth
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.85 Da'wah. Mission of Islam. Summons, invitation, etc.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Mrs Maznah Zakaria
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 09:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 12:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22070

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