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Reclaiming fame and glory of the Muslim world

Abdul Razak, Mohd. Abbas (2015) Reclaiming fame and glory of the Muslim world. New Straits Times. p. 17. ISSN 0126-6675

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Abstract

DURING the Golden Age of Islam (750-1258), Muslims were in the forefront in conquering knowledge through scientific research, exploration and expeditions. In their pursuit of mastering new knowledge and technology, Muslims were prepared and open to the idea of learning all that is positive from the earlier civilisations. As such, they borrowed ideas from the Indians, Persians and Greeks as a way of enriching their own civilisation. Adopt, adapt and assimilate or integrate was the approach used by early Muslim scholars in taking knowledge from those outside the Islamic faith. This meticulous and selective approach in taking ideas from others and adapting those ideas without contradicting the Islamic metaphysical framework (aqa’id) in a way enriched the Islamic civilisation. At the zenith of the Islamic civilisation, Muslim scholars became great authorities in the areas of medicine, philosophy, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, botany, physical and social sciences. The booming scientific research and exploration works that took place in the many centres in the Middle East attracted Europeans to learn from the Muslims. Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/node/94196

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 6588/44106
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reclaiming, Fame, Glory, Muslim World
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP171 Relation of Islam to other religions
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.5 Islam and world politics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2015 08:40
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2016 11:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44106

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