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A critical survey of Islamization of knowledge

Haneef, Mohamed Aslam (2009) A critical survey of Islamization of knowledge. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 9789675272004

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This book surveys Islamization of Knowledge (IOK), a project representing a Muslim intellectual response to modernity. The IOK agenda is now about 40 years old and has left a permanent imprint in modern Muslim discourse: there are institutions dedicated to its cause in the Muslim world, intellectual journals promoting its agenda and scholarly attempts to build contemporary bodies of knowledge based on its agenda. Proponents of IOK see the root cause and solution to problems facing the ummah today as one of knowledge and education. This study attempts a comprehensive review of IOK, discussing the views of its main proponents as well as of its critics. It covers issues of definitions, rationale and tries to tease out differences of opinions in the IOK process itself. This 2nd, expanded edition also includes a section that presents a brief case study of the IOK agenda as applied to economics, one of the earliest disciplines to receive the attention of contemporary Muslim scholars. The book is primarily targeted to young researchers and scholars wanting to understand the IOK agenda, with the intention to develop contemporary bodies of knowledge from Islamic perspectives. However, it is also accessible to professionals interested to get a general introduction to one very important attempt by Muslim scholars to face the challenges of the Muslim ummah.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 541/6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic education, Philosophy Islamic learning and scholarship, philosophy
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Prof. Mohamed Aslam Mohamed Haneef
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2011 09:27
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 12:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6

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