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Exploring the Prophet (PBUH)’s methodology in dealing with other religions based on selected historical incidents during the time of revelation

Shehu, Fatmir Mehdi and Zejno, Bukuri (2020) Exploring the Prophet (PBUH)’s methodology in dealing with other religions based on selected historical incidents during the time of revelation. IIUM Journal of Religion and Civilisational Studies (IJECS), 3 (1). pp. 23-65. E-ISSN 2637-112X

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Abstract

This paper seeks to explore the Prophet (PBUH)’s methodology in dealing with other religions based on textual analysis of selected historical incidents that took place during the time of revelation. The goal of this study is to analyse the text related to these incidents in order to extract the methodologies used by the Prophet (PBUH) in dealing with those involved in these events, especially the non-Muslims. This work is significant as it provides genuine understanding of the Prophet (PBUH)’s methodology in dealing with others, which is relevant to contemporary Muslim scholarship of comparative religion. This research starts with a brief introduction followed by a discussion on: (1) the essence of the Prophetic Methodology; (2) the Prophet (PBUH)’s descriptive and objective methods in the light of al-Ḥikmah (Wisdom); (3) the Prophet (PBUH)’s altruistic and analytical methods in the light of al-Mawʿiẓah al-Ḥasanah (good advice); and (4) the Prophet (PBUH)’s dialogical and pacific methods in the light of al-Jidāl bil-Lati Hiya Aḥsan (arguing with what is best). The historical, descriptive, and analytical methods are used in the entire study. This study concludes that the Prophet (PBUH)’s methodology in dealing with other religions is clearly significant and relevant to contemporary Muslim scholarship in the study of other religions, faiths, traditions, civilisations customs and ideologies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5647/83558
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Methodology, Sunnah, Religions, Historical incidents.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.85 Da'wah. Mission of Islam. Summons, invitation, etc.
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP171 Relation of Islam to other religions
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP70 Biography > BP74 Muhammad, d. 632
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP70 Biography > BP75.4 Biographers of Muhammad > BP75.3 Historiography
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: Asst.Prof. FATMIR SHEHU
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 11:16
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 11:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83558

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