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Nationalism in the light of Said Nursi Badiuzzaman and his framework for social solidarity

Abdul Rahim, Adibah and Akhmetova, Elmira (2019) Nationalism in the light of Said Nursi Badiuzzaman and his framework for social solidarity. Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization, 9 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2075-0943 (In Press)

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Abstract

For the past few centuries, the impact of nationalism had been discussed widely by scholars both in the Western and the Muslim world in various perspectives. Some authors claimed that nationalism had caused a lot of conflicts and wars among the nations. On the other hand, some others argued that nationalism was a binding force which stabilized the fragmented territories of nation-states with the sentiments of nationalism. This paper attempts at analyzing Badiuzzaman Said Nursi’s approach towards the issue of nationalism. He did not merely criticize nationalism; he offered a better way through his approach to a sociology of Islam. Nursi explains and advocates for positive forms of social solidarity and cohesion that elevate a group of people to noble action, and provides the Islamic grounding for that position. Within the various conflicts afflicted around the world today, Nursi’s ideas of nationalism and social solidary are seen relevant and necessary in context.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2231/72518
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nationalism, Negative nationalism, Positive nationalism, Said Nursi Badiuzzaman, Islamic Nationhood, Social solidarity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr Adibah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 15:19
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72518

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