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The concept of acquired knowledge (‘ilm al-husuli); its reformation in the discourse of Muslim scholars

Mohd Amin, Wan Mohd Azam (2011) The concept of acquired knowledge (‘ilm al-husuli); its reformation in the discourse of Muslim scholars. Revelation and Science, 1 (3). pp. 50-61. ISSN 2229-9947

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Abstract

This paper examines the concept of acquired knowledge (‘ilm al-ÍuÎËlÊ) in the discourse of Muslim scholars in relation to the reforms made by many Muslim scholars and thinkers such as al-ShÉfi‘Ê (d.204/820), al-GhazÉlÊ (d. 505/1111) and al-DihlawÊ (d.1176/1762). Al-ShÉfi‘Ê contributed much to this field with his classification of knowledge into two categories, ‘ilm al-‘Émmah and ‘ilm al-khÉÎÎah. Al-GhazÉlÊ, who developed ‘ilm al-mu‘Émalah and al-mukÉshafah, suggested a method of revivification (iÍyÉ’) in order to integrate the sciences of acquired knowledge. Al-DihlawÊ developed and classified knowledge into ‘ilm al-ÍuÌËrÊ and al-ÍuÎËlÊ, and suggested the concept of taÏbÊq in reforming acquired knowledge. Their discussions on the reformation of acquired knowledge have paved the way for modern scholars to derive concepts for the integration of human knowledge.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 443/23888
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic sciences, Narrated sciences, Sufism, Islamic Epistemology, Islamic Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Assoc.Prof W Mohd Azam Mohd Amin
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 15:37
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 10:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23888

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