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The Islamization of English literary studies: a postcolonial approach

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2013) The Islamization of English literary studies: a postcolonial approach. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), 30 (2). pp. 21-41. ISSN 0742-6763

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In today’s world where the former colonized are reshaping their relation with the colonizer, the concept of decolonizing or indigenizing education is widely discussed in postcolonial studies. Decolonizing/indigenizing education counters the western systems of knowledge’s hegemony over those of non-western systems of thought and requires the development of a new approach to education that keeps in view the indigenous societies’ socio-cultural and religious values and traditions. The Islamization of Knowledge undertaking maintains a similar approach, but additionally requires an Islamic perspective on knowledge. Among all western disciplines, English literature is arguably the most culturally charged and carries western value-laden ideas. This reality points to the need to look at it from Islamic perspectives. Based on this theoretical concept, this study seeks to establish the urgency and feasibility of Islamizing English (British) literary studies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6409/29597
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamization, English literary studies, postcolonial
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 12:23
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2013 08:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29597

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