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A preliminary analysis of the classical views of the concept of integration of knowledge

Mohd Amin, Wan Mohd Azam (2014) A preliminary analysis of the classical views of the concept of integration of knowledge. Revelation and Science, 04 (02). pp. 12-22. ISSN 2229-9947

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Abstract

This paper analyzes classical discourse on the integration of knowledge by Muslim scholars. This includes terminology offered in the jima‘ al-‘ilm and al-qiyas of Muhammad Idris al-Shafi‘i (d. 204/820); the ihya’ of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 505/1111); the ‘ilm al-sana’i‘ of Ibn Khaldun (d.806/1406); and the funun of al-Dihlawi (d.1176/1762) that pertain to the concept of the integration of knowledge. In-depth analysis of their writings reveals that they have already proposed the framework for knowledge integration that emphasizes the concept of soul, ma‘rifah, and their practical aspects. Their discussion of this framework has guided modern scholars to continue their noble efforts. Terms like Islamization (aslamat al-ma‘rifah), Islamicization (Islamiyyat al-ma‘rifah), and the integration (al-takamul) of human knowledge have been proposed by modern Muslim scholars whose aim is to continue the efforts made by their predecessors.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 443/49059
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic epistemology, integration of knowledge, Islamic spirituality, ethics.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP166 Theology (Kalam)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Assoc.Prof W Mohd Azam Mohd Amin
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2016 10:58
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 16:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49059

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