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Concept of civilisation: meaning and characteristics

Sulaiman, Kabuye Uthman (2021) Concept of civilisation: meaning and characteristics. IQRA JOURNAL: Theological and Religious Studies, 1 (1). pp. 26-37.

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This article discusses the concept of civilization in the light of the following questions: What is civilization and what are its core characteristics? What is the relationship between culture and civilization? What are the aims of civilization? How did civilization emerge? What lessons can we deduce from the study of civilization? The goal of the article is to describe the answers offered to these questions and provide insight into why and how the world has become the way it is. It is hoped that this description will enable the readers to have a glimpse into the past nations and their achievements, have a better understanding of the present world and determine which accomplishments of the people are the most notable. The main topics covered in this article are the meaning of civilization; types of civilization; civilization and culture, the inner-side of civilization; the material and non-material aspects of civilization; history of civilization, reasons for studying the history of human civilization; and characteristics of civilization. The translation of the ayat (verses) of the Qur’an related to this study is extracted from the work of ‘Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur’an: Text and Translation unless stated otherwise.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5215/93397
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civilization, Culture, Morality, History.
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 Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Kabuye Uthman Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 11:01
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 11:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93397

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