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The spirit of Muslim culture according to Muhammad Iqbal

Abdul Rahim, Adibah (2015) The spirit of Muslim culture according to Muhammad Iqbal. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity (IJSSH), 5 (8). pp. 725-729. ISSN 2010-3646

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In the history of civilization, culture and religion have always developed in a close proximity to each other. Indeed, one cannot conceive of development in religion and culture in isolation from each other. it is precisely this unity of culture and religion which is to be the basis of Muhammad Iqbal's views on Muslim culture. Culture, for Iqbal,is the most important factor of sociological life and the basis of its change. In explaining social change, he believed that culture plays a greater role than other factors, such as, economy and politics. Although he has deeply studied the Western thought, Iqbal's views on culture are essentially shaped by the teachings of the Qur'an. This paper tries to explore Iqbal's concept of Muslim culture and its spirit. it does not mainly concern with the determination of what constitutes culture or the enumeration of various traits of Muslim culture. rather, the paper tries to study Iqbal's critical evaluation of the spirit of Muslim culture and the fundamental principles which motivate, inspire, and direct Muslims in their cultural pursuits.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2231/37858
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslim culture, the concept of self, the concept of society
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr Adibah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 09:10
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 11:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37858

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