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The principle of wasaṭiyyah (moderation) and the social concept of Islam: countering extremism in religion

Ibrahim, Haslina (2018) The principle of wasaṭiyyah (moderation) and the social concept of Islam: countering extremism in religion. Al-Itqan Journal of Islamic Sciences and Comparative Studies, Special Issue (1). pp. 39-48. E-ISSN 2600-8432

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This paper discusses the principle of moderation (an aspect of al-wasaṭiyyah) in the social concept of Islam, alongside Zhōngyōng (中庸), a similar concept that reflects the idea of moderation in Confucianism. The author emphasises on the concept of moderation in both traditions as a feasible platform to combat extremism in multi-religious and multi-racial societies. The author employs a qualitative methodology through which descriptive, comparative and textual analyses are applied on written materials related to the subject matter. Findings reveal that scholars of both traditions thoroughly deliberate the concepts in their discourses. Some of the shared universal values, such as justice, equilibrium, and forbearance can be found in both traditions and are useful in de-radicalizing potential and existing extremists.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2251/70708
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moderation; Wasaṭiyyah; Zhōngyōng; Extremism; Islam, Confucianism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP188.16 Wasatiyyah. Moderation In Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr Haslina Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 08:55
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 16:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70708

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