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Developing the Muslim mind to face modern challenges: an Iqbalian perspective

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas (2021) Developing the Muslim mind to face modern challenges: an Iqbalian perspective. In: 2nd International Conference on Iqbal 2021, 10 - 11 November 2021, Bahria University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan. (Unpublished)

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In the 1st conference, I chose to speak on the psycho-spiritual life of the ego according to Iqbal. And this time around, the topic I have chosen is “Developing the Muslim Mind to Face Modern Challenges: An Iqbalian Perspective”. For a very long time since my young age, though I have been researching on Iqbal. Nevertheless, in all humility, I claim myself to be a novice researcher compared to the many experts there in Pakistan. With that qualification, what I intend to share with all of you is my understanding of the kind of Muslim mindset called by Iqbal and other reformers in the Muslim World. The fall of the Muslim empires in many parts of the world gave way to the coming of the European colonial powers. Since then, there has been a shift in the way Muslims think and strategize in facing the challenges of the modern world. Through research, I have found out that colonization that happened in many Muslim countries has somehow caused the masses there either go to an extreme level of spirituality or go all out in embracing a secular way of life at the expanse of neglecting their spiritual needs. It is a known fact, that starting with the disappearance of the “Golden Age” of the Muslim up until now in the 21st century; the Muslim world has been facing an enormous amount of challenges in preserving its faith, identity and culture. Through the use of the International Media, the Western world continuously labels Muslims as “Terrorists”, “Extremists”, “Fundamentalists”, etc. The sort of message it intends to narrate to the world is one that depicts as though the whole world cries for peace, while the Muslim world wants war and chaos.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Developing, Muslim Mind, Face, Modern Challenges, An Iqbalian Perspective
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
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
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2021 15:31
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 15:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93626

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