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Epistemic approach on al-Faruqi’s method of intellectual reformation

Shogar, Ibrahim (2020) Epistemic approach on al-Faruqi’s method of intellectual reformation. Revelation and Science, 10 (1). pp. 13-21. ISSN 2229-9645 E-ISSN 2229-9947

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Reformation of Islamic thought has been the major objective of the contemporary Muslim scholarship. It aims at reviving the fundamentals of Islamic thought and renewing the basic concepts of the Islamic worldview. Although the basic problem of the Ummah is defined as “epistemological”, i.e., related to knowledge and intellectual stagnation, however the major challenge that has been facing the contemporary Muslim reformers is centered upon lacking the practical methods and effective mechanisms for intellectual reformation. A careful study of al-Faruqi`s thought may inspire some methodological hints and epistemological mechanisms to deal with such a complex problem. The main objective of this paper is to examine the above presupposition and to formulate methodological guidelines to understand how al-Faruqi`s epistemology can contribute to deal with this matter. Al-Faruqi establishes his epistemology on thorough identification of two sets of principles for understanding the world: first, the theoretical principles which constitute the foundation of human knowledge; and second, principles of values which are related especially to morality, i.e., human conduct and action. This paper analyzes and highlights both types of principles, to uncover the integrated method of al-Faruqi`s epistemology. The fundamentals of Islamic epistemology and method of intellectual reformation in al-Faruqi`s epistemology are presented. The theoretical method of analytical discussion is adopted in the article.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4594/83115
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epistemology, Research Spirit, Intellectual Reformation, Actualizing Divine Will, Moral Responsibility, Method of Inquiry, Al-Faruqi.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Computational and Theoretical Sciences
Depositing User: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Shogar
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 15:39
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 12:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83115

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