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Human Fitrah and his potentialities towards virtue and morality

Ali, Md. Yousuf (2016) Human Fitrah and his potentialities towards virtue and morality. In: 2nd Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations (KLiiSC2 2016), 8th-9th Oct. 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Human fitrah is an innate spiritual quality of man and his potentialities are as means for improving his/her good moral quality. In Islam, every new-born baby is born in a state of fitrah. Then his parents make him a Jew, a Christian or a Muslim. In contemporary time, a westernized man is greatly influenced by the anti-religious trends within secular modernity, which is against his/her fitrah. It is necessary for man to understand his/her fitrah, to realize the role of his/her potentialities in order to improve high good moral quality and to establish value-based human society. The paper therefore examines man’s fitrah and the role of his potentialities and analyzes these within the purview of contemporary Islamic thought which is based on the textual arguments of the Qur’Én and Sunnah. The paper concludes that many Muslim scholars have viewed human fitrah and his potentialities as means for developing high good moral quality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2299/52294 (ISBN: 9789671395288)
Uncontrolled Keywords: human fitrah, potentiality, Islam, virtue and morality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1518 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Assistant Professor MD YOUSUF ALI YOUSUF
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 15:51
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 15:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52294

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