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Research and publication: a Muslim perspective

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2021) Research and publication: a Muslim perspective. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, 15 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1985-3106

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Discussion on research and publication from a Muslim/Islamic perspective may sound oxymoronic to readers who view Islam as inherently incompatible with scientific advancement and antagonistic to intellectual pursuits. Considering the supreme importance that Islam lays on knowledge and intellectual activities, it is baffling to see Muslims’ progressive remoteness from them. There is a tendency among many Muslims to refer back to, and take pride in, the intellectual feats of early Muslim civilizations. However, such pleasures in past achievements, if unaccompanied by scholarly exertions now, may verge on complacency. Given the predicaments of contemporary Muslims on multiple fronts, academics and scholars among them have a responsibility to represent their community. They can do so only through superior research output, not through superficial and mediocre work. Based on this premise, this essay is a call to Muslim academics as well as future contributors to Asiaticto strive for excellence inresearch and writing.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6409/94734.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge in Islam, scholarly feats of early Muslims, intellectual practice among contemporary Muslims, the art of representation, excellence in research
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2021 15:17
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 09:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94734

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