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Revelation and prophethood in the Islamic worldview

Solihu, Abdul Kabir Hussain (2009) Revelation and prophethood in the Islamic worldview. Journal of Islam in Asia, 6 (1). pp. 167-189. ISSN 1823-0970

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Abstract

Belief in God’s message and messengers is a basic article of Islamic faith. Though it is sent to all humankind, revelation is not communicable directly from God to everyone at all times. The channel through which revelation became known to humankind is prophethood. Both revelation and prophethood are thus intertwined; the explanation of one will remain wanting without reference to the other. Following a textual analysis of the major Islamic references, this study explores the meaningfulness of revelation and prophethood, their function and place in the Islamic worldview, and their relevance to the contemporary era. It examines whether the prophetic message has been supplanted or subserved by humans’ intellectual enlightenment and their technological advancement.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4608/4495
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prophethood, Islam, prophecy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2011 08:39
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 19:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4495

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