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The methodology of ibn al-Nadim in the study of Hinduism with special reference to his kitab al-Fihrist

Shehu, Fatmir Mehdi (2019) The methodology of ibn al-Nadim in the study of Hinduism with special reference to his kitab al-Fihrist. In: International Conference On Religion, Governance And Sustainable Development (ICRGD2019), 16th-17th October 2019, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study seeks to examine the methodology of Ibn al-Nadim, the classical Muslim scholar, in the study of Hinduism with special reference to his master piece al-Fihrist. The aim of this research is to investigate Ibn Nadim’s documentary method consisting of descriptive and analytical approaches. He classified the narrated or reported historical data about Hinduism and its main teachings based on the information presented to him by different sources during his time. This research is very significant as it suggests new insights for young scholars of comparative religion in dealing with Hinduism as addressed by the content of Ibn al-Nadim’s original writing. This study focuses its discussion on: (1) Ibn Nadim’s brief chronology, (2) the content of his selected work on the study of religion – al-Fihrist, and (3) his methodology in the study of Hinduism through selected statements from the original script. Descriptive and analytical methods are used in this research. The expected findings of this scientific paper will add to contemporary scholarship of comparative religion the insights of the original work of a classical Muslim scholar in the study of Hinduism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ibn al-Nadim, documentary method, Hinduism, scholarship, religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170 Works in defense of Islam. Islamic apologetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP70 Biography > BP80 Other individual, A-Z
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP87 Islamic Literature. Islamic authors > BP88 Individual authors, A-Z
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP87 Islamic Literature. Islamic authors > BP89 History and criticism
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: Asst.Prof. FATMIR SHEHU
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 13:35
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 13:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77135

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