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Spirituality for sale in the era of globalisation

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas and Machouche, Salah (2022) Spirituality for sale in the era of globalisation. IIUM-Today, 29 July 2022.

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At times, modernity and its complexities can drive people in the modern world into madness. Despite the fact that people in the urban areas are surrounded by the gifts of science and technology, there are moments in their lives, when they might think and feel that all electronic gadgets which keep their life going, become meaningless. Under certain circumstances in life, regardless of whether people live in the modern setting in the urban or in the remote areas, they go through similar human experiences. Though the outer world of the two can somehow be different due to economic disparities, their inner world and the dynamics at work are pretty much the same. As human beings, at some point in their lives, both are bound to go through psychological burdens like stress, anxiety, anger, depression, bereavement, etc. When there is something boiling and bubbling in the inner world, meaning to say in the deep recesses of their hearts, people wherever they are, look for a quick fix to solve their problems. During such desperate situations, people seek some sort of divine intervention, a philosophy or a mind-control technique to get themselves out of their awful and pathetic condition. Since most people do know the ways and methods how to calm down their hearts, minds and souls, they seek help from those who are experts.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirituality, Sale, Era, Globalization, Fake Spiritual Masters, Genuine Spiritual Masters
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
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. Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2022 08:59
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 08:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99108

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