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Al- Mas'udi's methodology in his study of religions other than Islam

Alias, Majdan (2011) Al- Mas'udi's methodology in his study of religions other than Islam. Revelation and Science, 1 (3). pp. 108-114. ISSN 2229-9947

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The study looks into two aspects of al-Mas'udi’s methodology in dealing with religions other than Islam; first, al-Mas'udi’s method of verifying the “reliability” or otherwise of information he gained on the religions he studied, and second, al-Mas'udi’s method of presenting the teachings of these religions. The study focuses on five of the religions dealt with by al-Mas'udi; Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Sabianism and Hinduism. The method applied in conducting this study is textual analysis of two of al-Mas'udi’s surviving works containing his study of religions other than Islam, the MurËj and the TanbÊh.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2528/23897
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religion, Methodology, Objectivity, First-hand Information, Comparative Approach
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.77 Islam and work
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Majdan Alias
Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 08:49
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 15:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23897

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