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The methodology of Ibn Hazm in comparative religion with special reference to his master piece Al-Fasl Fi Al-Milal Wa Al-Ahwa’ Wa Al-Nihal

Shehu, Fatmir Mehdi (2013) The methodology of Ibn Hazm in comparative religion with special reference to his master piece Al-Fasl Fi Al-Milal Wa Al-Ahwa’ Wa Al-Nihal. Ulum Islamiyyah - The Malaysian Journal of Islamic Sciences, 11. pp. 1-20. ISSN 1675-5936 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper seeks to study the methodology of Ibn Hazm, a classical Andalusian Muslim theologian and jurist from the eleventh-century C.E. (Christ Era), in the field of comparative religion with special reference to his master piece entitled al-Fasl fi al-Milal wa al-Ahwa’ wa al-Nihal - the Decisive Word on Sects, Heterodoxies, and Denominations. This study examines Ibn Hazm’s original contribution to the development of the science of comparative religion and discusses his methodology in dealing with theological doctrines of Christianity. To achieve the main goal in this study, the descriptive method has been employed to present the right information about Ibn Hazm and his contribution to the field of comparative religion. On the other hand, the analytical method has been employed to analyze the approach of Ibn Hazm towards the study of Christianity and some of its major doctrines. The findings of this research will enrich the perspective of modern comparative religion with the insights of one of the most original Muslim treaties in theology and improve our understanding of contemporary Muslim approaches to the study and undertaking of comparative religious studies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5647/34300
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comparative Religion, Methodology, Refutation, Theological Doctrines, Islam, Judaism, Christiani
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170 Works in defense of Islam. Islamic apologetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP87 Islamic Literature. Islamic authors > BP88 Individual authors, A-Z
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Asst. Prof FATMIR SHEHU
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 11:03
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2014 08:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34300

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