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Good literature and bad literature: debate on Islam and poetry

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2014) Good literature and bad literature: debate on Islam and poetry. International Journal of Islamic Thoughts, 3 (1). pp. 43-54. ISSN 2306 -7012

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As regards Islam and poetry (for that matter, literature as a whole), there exists some misunderstanding which is most commonly made by two mutually opposing groups: commentators with negative notion about Islam who state that it is a restrictive religion with no room for creativity; and devout Muslims with somewhat puritan tendency who believe that all sorts of entertainment production and consumption including poetry are prohibited in Islam. Interestingly, both the groups use similar kinds of Qur’anic and Hadith texts to pass their verdicts on the subject. This article revisits some of those revealed texts and provides the author’s thoughts on the debate on Islam and poetry. It also identifies types of literature which Islam approves and some other literary productions which Islam discourages.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6409/37512
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, Poetry, Artistic production, Literature, Moral degeneration.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP130 Works about the Qurʼān
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: 04 Aug 2014 09:31
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 10:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37512

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