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Qur'anic worldview and natural science: an Ulul-albāb integration framework for Islamic secondary schools

Hassan, Nur Jannah (2018) Qur'anic worldview and natural science: an Ulul-albāb integration framework for Islamic secondary schools. In: International Congress on Islamic Education 2018, 27th-28th April 2018, Istanbul, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The issue of “integration” in education of the ummah has been a major concern since the post-colonial period, which left Muslims with the legacy of a dichotomous education. In turn, these result in disharmonies in the person, family, society and the environment. Yet post-modern trends open up opportunities for non-conventional alternatives as solutions. The paper presents major rationales for integrating the Qur’ānic / Prophetic worldview and natural science. It touches upon the fundamental elements of the worldview of al-Qur’ān in relation to the studies of nature, specifically the notion of “reading” the two Books of Allāh: al-Qur’ān and the Open Book of the Cosmos, as well as humanity’s relation with Allāh, with themselves and humanity with the cosmos. The paper touches upon the worldviews that have brought about natural science to its current pedestal, the ensuing environmental and humanitarian crises of contemporary world, and experts’ responses in the face of the crises. It puts forward an integrated model for the study of natural science based on the “ūlū al-albāb” notion of the Qur’ān, for use in Islamic secondary education, where certain aspects of natural science undergo a discreet but holistic reposition, reinterpretation and reorientation from the framework of, and organically infused with the Qur’ānic / Prophetic worldview. It is believed that such integration is able to address the conflicts and disharmonies, and in the long run restore the equilibrium, not just within the Muslim person and the ummah but also to bring about sustained goodness for humanity in general and the environments they are in.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 8924/67310
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tawḥīd, Qur’ānic worldview, integration, natural science, Western modern science, ūlū’l-albāb, qalb.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 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 > BP173.77 Islam and work
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life

B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP188.16 Wasatiyyah. Moderation In Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers
Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q128 Islam and Science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Depositing User: Dr. Nur Jannah / N.J. Hassan
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 10:17
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67310

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