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Defining civilisation and religion

Akhmetova, Elmira (2008) Defining civilisation and religion. IAIS Journal of Civilisation Studies, 1 (1). pp. 43-65.

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Abstract

This essay is an attempt to study definitions of Civilisation, the main forces behind historical progress as well as the role of man and religion in establishing societies from an Islamic perspective by highlighting ideas of the Muslim scholars Ibn Khaldun, Shah Wali Allah, Said Nursi and Malik Bennabi. It also underlines some fundamental differences between modern and Islamic approaches in studying history and civilisation, and suggests that modern methods of studying social sciences should be urgently revised.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7311/56170
Uncontrolled Keywords: civilization, religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173 Islamic sociology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.63 Islam and civil society
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP50 History > BP62 By race, ethnic group, tribe, etc.
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM826 Social institutions
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr Elmira Akhmetova
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2017 11:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56170

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