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A new framework for the unity of Muslims: some reflections

Mumtaz Ali, Mohammad and Mughal, Muhammad Junaid (2019) A new framework for the unity of Muslims: some reflections. AFKĀR Research Journal of Islamic Studies, 3 (2). pp. 43-58. ISSN 2616-9223 E-ISSN 2616-8588

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Abstract

The phenomenon of the presence of Muslims all over the world by naturalization and migration is being understood in terms of a new concept, “Transnational Islam” for the united Muslim Ummah. The sense of the unity of Muslim Ummah has been always integral to Muslim conscience throughout the ages. Transnational Islam, it is expected, being a modern rubric, will create, on one side, the sense of oneness of Ummah in the presence of so many nationalities and, on the other, loyalty to individual countries. It would be helpful to face multi-dimensional challenges posed by the modern world for Muslims and humanity. To face and overcome the impending challenges, the Muslims need to study their current phenomena afresh but in the light of the teachings and spirit of the Qur’an and Sunnah. They also need to come up with a realistic and practical framework. This proposal, therefore, identifies obstacles and suggests as solution, the regeneration of the revivalist intellectual tradition of Islam and its framework.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 540/82488
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transnational Islam, Unity of Ummah, Islamic revivalist, Islamization of contemporary human knowledge, Islamic worldview, Modern worldview, Muslim youth, multi-dimensional challenges.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
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
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mumtaz Ali
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 11:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 11:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82488

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