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Spiritual Intelligence (SI): A Quranic Approach

Bensaid, Benaouda and Machouche, Saleh (2011) Spiritual Intelligence (SI): A Quranic Approach. In: The Annual International Quranic Conference 2011, 11 - 12 Jan 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

It was designed to define or “rate” the intelligence of humans based on their mental capacity. Despite the efforts made to produce global models of spiritual intelligence reflecting diverse beliefs, values and cultures, they fail to understand the depth of religious and cultural differences. The Quranic special insight into developing spiritual competencies makes this issue an extremely interesting and vitally critical topic in need of analysis. This paper sheds light on a number of issues on spiritual intelligence according to the Quran, and seeks to develop a competency-based criterion for it. What is meant by ‘spiritually intelligent’ and what does spiritual intelligence look like? What are the spiritual qualities and revealing indicators of spiritual intelligence? What are the fundamental goals, defining characteristics and structure of spiritual intelligence according to the Quran? What are the spiritual qualities and revealing indicators of spiritual intelligence? What controls the course of spiritual perfection? This paper attempts to define a number of major headings on spiritual intelligence according to the Quran, and seeks to develop a competency-based criterion for spiritual intelligence. This paper furthermore provides several illustrations that effectively highlight the Quranic perspective with regards to the understanding and consequent application of spiritual intelligence as found in the stories of Cain and Abel, Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Joseph.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6450/27713
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quran, Spiritual Intelligence (SI), Muslim, believer, soul
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr Benaouda Bensaid
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2012 12:23
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 07:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27713

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