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Conceptual thinking from the Western and Islamic perspectives.

Abdullah, Norillah and Badi, Jamal Ahmed Bashier and Mat Ali, Siti Nazilah (2021) Conceptual thinking from the Western and Islamic perspectives. Al-Itqan: Journal of Islamic Sciences and Comparative Studies, Special Issue (3). pp. 165-191. E-ISSN 2600-8432

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This paper examines the concept of thinking from the worldviews of the Western and Islam by highlighting the ideological differences. Thinking from a Western viewpoint involves just the body and mind which is described as the ability to analyse arguments, draw conclusions through reasoning, make judgments and assessments, evaluate circumstances, and find a solution to a problem. Meanwhile, thinking from an Islamic perspective involves not only the body and mind but also the spiritual aspect of qalb, aql, and nafs. This study is a library based research and it employs qualitative data analysis. Methodology used is based on descriptive, comparative, evaluative and critical analysis from both perspectives. A comparison is made between the two notions and the implications of both. A theoretical model of thinking which is based on Islamic worldviews is also proposed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thinking Process, Thinking Taxonomy, Islamic and Western Thinking, Spiritual Thinking.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
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)
Depositing User: Dr. Norillah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2022 08:41
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2022 08:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96039

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