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Is islam a religion of moderation or extremism? a study of key islamic teachings

Ushama, Thameem (2014) Is islam a religion of moderation or extremism? a study of key islamic teachings. Asian Social Science, 10 (8). pp. 184-197. ISSN 1911-2025 (O), 1911-2017 (P)

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This article strives to present a brief analysis of Islamic religious sources and examines whether the claim that Islam is immoderate is true or false, especially in relation to the method of moderation applied in religious teachings, requirements and human relations and substantiates that it is a religion of flexibility, goodness, ease, moderation and not extremism. It employs content analysis of relevant verses of the Scripture and statements of the Prophet that refer to the method of moderation and explanations of selected Qur'ānic exegetes. It focuses on understanding the concept of moderation and explains important terms (1) Excessiveness or Extremism, (2) Laxity, Negligence or Harshness and (3) Straight Path that lead to understand the proper meaning of moderation. It also explores its most significant features such as (1) Excellence or Goodness, (2) Justice, (3) Ease and Removal of Hardship, (4) Wisdom (5) Straightness and (6) Between Two Things and lastly it provides the conclusion and recommendations.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 309/36710
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ease; Extremism; Justice and excessiveness; Middle; Moderation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Prof.Dr Thameem Ushama
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 14:46
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 11:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36710

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