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Approaches of Abu Rayhan Al-Biruni in the study of Hinduism: an analytical discourse

Gilani, Sayyid Muhammad Yunus (2015) Approaches of Abu Rayhan Al-Biruni in the study of Hinduism: an analytical discourse. In: 3rd Biruni Interdisciplinary International Conference 2015 Contribution of Muslim Scholars to Science, Philosophy, Religion and Literature,, 10th-12th Dec. 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Study of religions is a legacy of the Muslim scholars: Ibn Hazm, Al-Jahiz, Al-Biruni, Shahrastani, Kiranvi, Ibn Taymiyyah, Faruqi and many others who were internationally renowned scholars significantly contributed in this field. Among them Abu Rayhan al-Biruni is an unparalleled intellectual in the discipline of religious studies. This study attempts to highlight al-Biruni’s approaches as well as his views on the field of Hindu culture and civilization to provide a Muslim intellectual understanding of Hinduism. It follows the qualitative method and analyses the data which is mainly based on available relevant books or manuscripts in various libraries. The study however will show the new perspectives of al-Biruni’s scholarship to other religions especially the Hindu religion in order to improve religious harmony in society and overcome the adversities among contemporary religious groups. The study will also contribute to demonstrate the methodological approaches that he used to understand Hindu culture and civilization.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5372/48426
Uncontrolled Keywords: Al-Biruni, Hinduism, Hindus, comparative religion, Muslim scholar
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP171 Relation of Islam to other religions
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Yunus Gilani
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2016 09:29
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016 09:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48426

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