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Barriers hindering tafakkur (thinking) from an Islamic perspective

Badi, Jamal Ahmed Bashier (2015) Barriers hindering tafakkur (thinking) from an Islamic perspective. International Institute For Muslim Unity , 13 (1&2). ISSN 1675-7777 (In Press)

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Abstract

Islam is a comprehensive and unique religion that captures all spheres of human endeavours. It does not only explain the creation of man but it captures the various concepts and compositions of man such as soul, hearth, thinking etc. Little attention of recent studies on Tafakkur explicitly elaborates on the vitality of barriers and hindrances that curtail Tafakkur. Therefore, the primary objective of this paper is to examine some implicit and explicit barriers that undoubtedly hinder Tafakkur from Islamic perspective. The methodology used in this paper is document analysis and it is as well a library-based research. The findings of this paper identified some barriers to Tafakkur such as: Jahl, Al-I’rāḍ, Taqlīd & Taʿṣṣub, Hawā. Hence, it recommends that, the identified predicaments to Tafakkur must be addressed through Islamic educational system, enlightenment and sensitization. It is hoped that if this is addressed, Tafakkur will be fruitful and positively utilized by Muslims in promoting various spheres of human endeavours in the Muslim world.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5286/41115
Uncontrolled Keywords: tafakkur (thinking)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jamal Badi
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 16:06
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2015 10:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41115

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