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The influence of shahwah on the behavior of man: a comparative study of the Qur’anic and the neo-classical secular concepts

Amafua, Mahfuth Khamis (2015) The influence of shahwah on the behavior of man: a comparative study of the Qur’anic and the neo-classical secular concepts. In: The 2nd International Conference on Qur’an and Sunnah (ICQS 2015), 13rd-14th March 2015, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The neo-classical secularist school sees man as an economic material object whose sole objective is to maximize his unlimited worldly Shahwah. He has no control over his Shahwah. His value is measured by his ability to convert that Shahwah into material unlimited wants. He has no naÎÊb in Ókhirah. On the other hand, the Qur’Én looks at Shahwah from the positive and negative perspectives. It provides man with means to overcome this Shahwah and to convert negative Shahwah to a positive one. There is a dearth of extant literature that has extensively and comparatively investigated the extent to which al-Shahwah influences human behavior. The present study adopts content analysis to critically analyze the concept of Shahwah from the neo-classical secular view and the Qur’Énic perspective. The findings provide insights into how the secular approach is individualistic and destructive as opposed to the Qur’Énic treatment which is educative, transformatory and constructive.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6916/49036
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shahwah, Human behavior, Qur’an, Neo-Classical, Secularism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mahfuth Amafua
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 11:30
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2016 11:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49036

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