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Peace, Rationality and Social Development: An Islamic Perspective

Bendebka, Ramzi (2022) Peace, Rationality and Social Development: An Islamic Perspective. In: Scholarship Advancement Project (SAP) 2022 Program, 4 August 2022, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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This paper aims to discuss the interactive relationship between peace and rationality, highlighting this relationship's role in social development. While analyzing the concepts, this paper claims that the absence of war does not necessarily mean the existence of peace in rational terms. Dealing with the concepts of war and peace is profoundly related to dichotomies, and this is devoted to the existence of a gap in the literature about the true meaning of peace and its relationship to rationality. On the other hand, global challenges such as the war on terrorism, extremism, and Islamophobia are making the understanding of peace more complex. Moreover, Islam is a religion of peace, however, so many Muslim countries are still suffering from social conflicts among their members, and that leads us to question how Muslims use reason to promote peace and thus contribute to social development. Hence, the role of rationality in promoting peace in Islam requires the consideration of different dimensions such as self-peace, societal peace, and world peace. Some practices, such as community and religious blocs, must also be considered. Therefore, the paper not only addresses definitions from an Islamic perspective but also tries to explain that relationship and give it the appropriate status in Islamic thought.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Peace, Rationality, Social Development, Islam, Peace Dimension.
Subjects: BPH Islamic Economics > BPH72 Economic development. Growth. Sustainable development. Sustainability
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH830.3 Social systems. Urban groups. Cities and towns. Sustainable urban development
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Ramzi Bendebka
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 14:50
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 14:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99259

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