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Social relations network in building civilization an analysis of its significance

Berghout, Abdul Aziz and Berghout, Zakia (2016) Social relations network in building civilization an analysis of its significance. Journal of Islam in Asia, 13 (2). pp. 152-168. ISSN 2289-8077

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Abstract

This paper introduces the concept of social relations network as an important el-ement in the process of building a civilisation. In general terms, any human society em-barking on a civilizing process needs, among other things, four integral ingredients namely people, ideas, objects and social relations network. The realm of persons pro-vides the human capital and talents. The realm of ideas offers worldviews, ideologies, philosophies, visions, concepts, values, and perspectives. Whereas, the realm of objects makes available things, tools, products, know-how, instruments and the necessary needs of a society. However, these three important realms remain mere isolated elements in the absence of the fourth realm that synthesises and articulates them in the form of a civilising project leading to the development of society. This fourth realm is but the social relations network that integrates and puts persons, ideas and objects together in a bid to build a civilisation. This paper uses textual analysis to examine the notion of so-cial relations network and its function in the process of building civilisation. It draws a special attention to the views of Malik Bennabi and his understanding of and approach to the notion of social relations network and how it works in making a civilisation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2187/62885
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Relations Network, Ideas, Persons, Objects, Civiliza-tion.
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 > BP170.8 Universality of Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.82 Unity of Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.6 Islam and the state
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.65 Islam and religious liberty
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP188.16 Wasatiyyah. Moderation In Islam
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP2000 Public law. The state and Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Abdelaziz Berghout
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 14:32
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 14:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62885

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