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Religious thoughts of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-1898): an analytical study

Gilani, Sayyid Muhammad Yunus and Al-Masud, Abdullah (2016) Religious thoughts of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-1898): an analytical study. In: The 1st International Conference on Islam and Contemporary Issues in the Islamic World: Challenges and Way Forward (ICIC 2016), 5th-6th Dec. 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) was a dynamic force against conservatism, superstition and inactivity which make him unparallel figure to reinterpret Islamic concepts during 19 th century in the Indian subcontinent. He was a pioneer modernist among Muslim scholars who played a dynamic and significant role to restructure the interpretation of Islam in modern world. This paper will attempt to analyze Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s response to religious thoughts and discuss his endeavors in order to reform Islamic religious concepts. This paper will show his religious thoughts are relevant to modern concepts which represent Islam as moderate, progressive and dynamic religion. Thus, his thoughts bring Islam and modernity together which inspire Indian Muslims to emerge again.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5372/54941
Uncontrolled Keywords: religious thoughts, Islam, Ijtihad, Khilafat, reform.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Yunus Gilani
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 16:44
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 12:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54941

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