International Journal of Islamic Thought

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Vol. 12, December

Maqasid Shariah in Modern Biotechnology concerning Food Products
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Foods is the most important requirement for humankind on earth. Therefore, people are willing to do different types of efforts to find good sources of food for their families. Individual and family efforts...
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The Status of Muslim Women in Medieval India
Sudha Sharma. 2016. The Status of Muslim Women in Medieval India. New Delhi: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd. pp. 270. ISBN 978-93-515-0566-2.Sharma obtained her Ph.D. in History from Punjab University and the title of her doctoral thesis was "Changing...
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A Review on Writings on Religious Tolerance in Malaysia
Malaysia is well known for its a pluralistic nature. Malaysia's plurality is one of race, language, and religion. Before the colonial era, society in the Malay archipelago consisted of various minority ethnic groups (originated from Jawa, Sumatera, Arabia...
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Religiosity and Conflict Handling Styles: A Study of a Muslim Community
Conflict is an inevitable social phenomenon. Interpersonal conflict is very much part of our life. Putnam and Poole (1987: 552) define conflict as "the interaction of interdependent people who perceive opposition of goals, aims, and values, and who see...
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Perbezaan Sikap Dan Kecenderungan Tingkah Laku Pencarum Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) Terhadap Penamaan Wasi
Sistem pelantikan wasi merupakan suatu kaedah yang digunakan bagi memudahkan urusan pentadbiran harta seseorang selepas kematiannya. Sistem ini telah menjadi amalan di Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) sejak sekian lama sama ada untuk yang beragama...
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Penilaian Terhadap Pengajaran Syariat Islam Oleh Al-Hallaj, Hamzah Al-Fansuri, Dan Shamsuddin Al-Sumatera'i
Kesempurnaan Islam terpancar sewaktu zaman Nabi dan para sahabat Baginda. Kerana itu golongan Ahli Sunnah wa al-Jamaah berkata bahawa sahabat adalah ahli jazbah (tarikan rohaniah) yang memiliki kekuatan bersumber daripada keadaan mereka menemani Nabi...
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Sinkretisme Dalam Adat Masyarakat Bajau Di Sabah
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Dalam kajian para sarjana, perbincangan berhubung fenomena sinkretisme sering dibahaskan dalam pelbagai aspek antaranya teologi (Leopold & Jensen 2004), terminologi dalam agama Kristian (Zenner 2005),...
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Estetik Dalam Puisi Dunya Al-Imam Al-Shafi'i
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Setiap unsur yang membina karya sama ada yang eksplisit mahu pun implisit saling mempunyai kaitan antara sama lain. Antara sudut yang boleh dikaji untuk mengangkat kedudukan sesuatu karya ialah nilai...
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The Fanatical ISIS through the Lens of Islamic Law 1
The word terrorism has spread like a fatal plague throughout the 21st century of modern literature and technology. Unintentional involvement of innocent lives is a frequent fact in different parts of Muslim dwellings. It acts like a viral infection that...
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Vol. 11, June

Tanggungjawab Dan Pelaksanaan Zakat Kalangan Minoriti Muslim Thailand
Tanggungjawab berzakat kalangan minoriti Muslim di Thailand masih menjadi persoalan terutama dari segi pensyariatan dan kaedah pelaksanaannya. Status minoriti Muslim telah menimbulkan persoalan tentang sejauhmanakah kewajipan berzakat itu perlu dilaksanakan....
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From Christianity to Islam: An Analysis of Ibn Rabban's Approach towards Sira Nabawiyya
Abu al-Hasan 'Ali ibn Rabban al-Tabari was a Christian convert to Islam who subsequently became a table companion of the Abbasid Caliph, al-Mutawakkil and the previous caliphs. Known as an expert in medicine, his professional background was described...
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Muslim Societies' Ambivalence to Arabic: Reasons, Manifestations and Consequences
Literacy has been an essential part of Islam since its inception (Lydon 2010). Indeed, the first verse that was revealed of the Holy Quran demanded that the Prophet Muhammad "read" and the first chapter revealed was called "al-Qalam"or the Pen (Lydon...
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The Announcement of Dar Al-Harb in Cyber Media in Context of the Theological Policy of Jihad: Reading the Cyber-Jihad and ISIS Based on the Pharmakon Characteristic of the Cyber Media
Before understanding and making sense of the pharmakon character of cyber media as well as the phenomenon of jihad, we would like to begin by describing the technology of the Internet, which is an important phenomenon in the development of the Western...
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Vol. 10, December

A Foucauldian Theory of American Islamophobia
In the weeks immediately following the events of September 11th, 2001, the United States found a way to unite itself through the widespread use and display of American flags, and in common rhetoric and statements such as "America fights back" and the...
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Malay-Muslim Identity in the Era of Globalization
The findings of a study which I carried out together with a team of researchers suggests that the Malay-Muslim community in Malaysia is losing their religious identity within the wave of globalization, and there is fear that their grip on religious values...
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Local (Malaysian) Leech as Alternative Healing Treatment and an Islamic Perspective
Leeches (Phylum: Annelida, Class: Hirudinea) are widely distributed all over the world in diverse habitats, such as freshwater, seas, deserts, and oases (Gouda 2006). They can be predators, vectors of parasites, or even prey of other aquatic animals...
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Al-Attas' Philosophy of History on the Arrival and Proliferation of Islam in the Malay World
Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas is philosopher and historian of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries recognised in the East and the West. His profound knowledge in the field of theology, literature, philosophy and metaphysics and history as well as...
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A Review of Three Major Sociological Theories and an Islamic Perspective
Social theory to a great extent is older than sociology itself. It can be found in the Old Testament, Hindu's Vedas and Chinese literature. Even social theories of modern social science orientation can be traced back 2400 years to ancient Athens. They...
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The Advocation of Cross-Cultural Dialogue through the Promotion of Moderation Via Media and Education
The cultural environments of the world is rapidly changing and becoming more and more diversified, due in part to the nature of the globalised world, cross-border migration, claims for and towards distinctive cultural identities, the growing interdependence...
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Vol. 9, June

Western Arabo-Islamophobia: Where and When Will It End?
The deep-seated Islamophobia undeniably harks back to many centuries of denigrating, and othering Islam. It has taken different forms at different times and in different contexts. From the Spanish Reconquista to the Crusades, and from the colonial wars...
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Islamic Spirituality Movement and Its Implications on Social and Political Ethics in Indonesia
Islam, from its arrival in Indonesia in the thirteenth century (or the seventh century according to some opinions) was characterized by mysticism, or Sufism as it is known in Islam. It certainly received a warm welcome from the people there, for it appears...
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Islamization of Science
Previously, Muslim scholars successfully led the world with their knowledge and scientific advancements that emerged after an in-depth study, translation and foundation on the writings of the early Greek philosophers. Later in the fifteenth century,...
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Image and Global Resemblance in the Light of Hadith "Who So Imitates Other People Becomes One of Them"
Today, we are going through a period when people from different countries, cities and institutions unprecedentedly resemble each other. Resemblance emerges as a magnifying phenomenon in every aspect of life. For instance, from East to West, from North...
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The Objectives and References of Mi'yar Al-'Ilm Fi Fann Al-Mantiq
This study was conducted to investigate, analyze and describe the identity of Mi'yar al-'Ilm fi Fann al-Mantiq work of al-Ghazali. This study also aims to disclose and highlight the importance of Mi'yar in the development of logic in the Islamic world...
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Vol. 8, December

Mulla Sadra and Evolution Theory
Have the component parts of the world of nature - the inanimate, plants, animals, and human being - been the same from the beginning of the universe or one is a changed form out of another, i.e. a change from the inanimate into plants, from plants into...
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Rational Explanation of the Relationship between the Material Intellect and the Active Intellect from the Perspective of Averroes
Intellection from the perspective of Averroes is an important and yet controversial field of his thought. In this respect he follows the Aristotelian tradition. But sometimes, the intellectual system in which he was grown up, led him to the perversion...
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Maslahah's Role as an Instrument for Revival of Ijtihad
Maslahah is considered to be the last theory in the development of Islamic jurisprudence. Literally, maslahah is an infinitive noun of the root salaha. It has different implication depending on the variety of context in which it is used. Saluha its verb...
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Use of Media as an Indicator of Modern Trend of Female Pakistani Dakwah Groups
In a world which is defining the meaning of literacy anew in terms of computer literacy, the application of latest information and communication technology has become a norm. The application and usage of modern ICT is a signifier of progress and modernity....
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Tribal Proclivity and Its Effects on the Cooperate Existence of Nigeria in the Centenary Era: An Islamic Perspective
The word tribal is an adjective describing the noun tribe. Tribal is synonymous to the word, ethnic, family ancestral etc. Proclivity on the other hand is also synonymous to tendency inclination, or penchant. It entails the natural tendency to behave...
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Vol. 7, June

Islamic Modernists and Discourse on Reason as a Reconciliatory Argument between Islam and the Western Enlightenment
In an elegiac poem that mourns Muhammad Abduh, Hafiz Ibrahim (an Egyptian renowned poet 1872- 1932) (1978) describes the Islamic reformer's contributions to challenging the Orientalist views of Islam, writing:Religion, reason, and argumentation, you...
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From Islamicizing the Sciences to Strategizing for Muslims' Scientific Breakthrough
Ever before the advent of Islam and the eventual active involvement of Muslims in scientific discoveries, there seemed to have been an irreconcilable conflict between religion and science. Theologians and scientists were always at logger head on issues...
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Qadar in Classical and Modern Islamic Discourses: Commending a Futuristic Perspective
In classical Islam - covering six centuries of the Islamic era; i.e., from the year 101 to the year 700 after the Hijrah of the Prophet, the question of time has been discussed within the influence of Greek philosophy. Hence, the philosophical views...
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Islamic Civilization: Its Significance in Al-Faruqi's Islamization of Knowledge 1
This article provides a brief analysis of the ideas of civilization as propounded by Ismail Raji al-Faruqi (1921-1986) and its significance in his Islamization of Knowledge's (IOK) project. In realizing the ideal of civilization, he has outlined the...
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Vol. 6, December

Conception of Society and Its Characteristics from an Islamic Perspective
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Islam perceives society as an association, which is formed in accordance to the divine law with the purpose of harmonious and peaceful coexistence. The Divine revelation as contained in the al-Quran and...
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From Islamist to Muslim Democrat: The Present Phenomenon of Muslim Politics in Malaysia
Muslim Politics has seen a significant growth and transition in more than three decades ago. This development can be divided into three phases; the radical phase, the phase of democratization through elections and the consolidation phase of the democracy...
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Construction Project Leadership from the Perspective of Islam
It is commonly agreed in literature that leadership is the most critical factor in the success or failure of an organisation or institution (Bass 1990). It is subject that has long excited interest among people (Tirmizi 2002) and will continue to spark...
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Thinking Muhammad Legenhausen's Non-Reductive Pluralism Through: Some Reflections about Its Implications
The overall goal towards which the reflection of the British theologian J.H. Hick strives is the interpretation of religion from a religious point of view, attaining a justification of religion that focuses upon epistemological concepts and is not bound...
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Islamism and Democratization in Indonesia Post-Reformation Era: Socio-Political Analysis
Islam by its adherents is quite often to be expressed not only as a gospel but also as an ideology. This is driven from a political-religious assumption that Inn al-Islam al-din wa al-dawlah - Islam is a religion and a state at the same time (Efendi...
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Vol. 5, June

Beberapa Isu Haraki Di Dalam Karya-Karya Hadis Sayyid Muhammad Nuh
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Sayyid Muhammad Nuh (m. 2007M) merupakan salah seorang tokoh haraki dalam gerakan dakwah semasa dan telah menghasilkan beberapa karya dalam bidang pengajian hadis. Penglibatan beliau di dalam Gerakan...
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Pantheism in Wordsworth: A Study from the Islamic Perspective
Wordsworth's pantheism is a faith-based idea supportive for those who want to develop Islamic criticism of English literature on the basis of Islamic tenets. Though the idea of Pantheism is implicitly contrary to oneness of God, it may encourage the...
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Waqf (Endowment) Practice in Malaysian Society
According to Syed Ameer Ali (1976), waqf is defined as dedicating a certain property to Allah SWT and devoting it for a religious cause for the benefit of human beings. The history of waqf is traced back to the time of the Prophet SAW himself as the...
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Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd as a Modern Muslim Thinker
Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (1943-2010) is an Egyptian Muslim intellectual whose expertise is in the field of Arabic language and Islamic Studies, namely in the hermeneutics research. Abu Zayd has served in the Department of Arabic Language, Faculty of Literature...
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Muslim Selbstverständnis: Ahmet Davutoglu Answers Husserl's Crisis of European Sciences
In a lecture he delivered in Vienna in May 1935 (Biemel 1962) the German philosopher Edmund Husserl identified a crisis in the West (which he defined as Europe, Britain and the US). More precisely he found multiple crises, which he termed the crises...
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Peranan Persekitaran Terhadap Tuntutan Hak Asasi Manusia: Cabaran Bagi Umat Islam
Sarjana Barat Kristian seperti Chuck McIlhenny, Donna McIlhenny dan Frank York (1993: 11-14 & 80-86) dalam bukunya When the Wicked Seize a City menjelaskan, ruang 'kebebasan' yang diamalkan di Barat selama ini semakin banyak memberi kesan keburukan...
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Inter-Religious Dialogue: The Perspective of Malaysian Contemporary Muslim Thinkers
Malaysia is a country known for its multi-racial society, religion, language and culture with an estimated population of 23 million people that consists of 200 different ethnic groups (Mansor 2000: 188). The Department of Statistics Malaysia (2011: 5)...
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Islamic Tolerance and the West: Early Encounters and Influences
Arguments about the relationship between western and Islamic worlds tend to acknowledge the Muslim contribution towards the advance of science and technology, but are hesitant to recognise their contribution to the establishment of religious and cultural...
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Islamic Critical Theory: A Tool for Emancipatory Education
Traditional theories are concerned with understanding and explaining what is happening so their agenda goes no further than discussion. Critical Theory, however, is different because it not only critiques but it seeks to make changes. It is political....
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Holy Places That Have Played a Role in the Urban Evolution of Damascus
Many cities, in the Muslim world and elsewhere, were built around shrines, or expanded because of the importance that people attached to them. Occasionally it happened that a number of shrines were established at a particular location before the founding...
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Vol. 4, December

Ethics and Ethical Theories from an Islamic Perspective
The word "ethics" originates from the Greek word "ethos", which means "character, spirit and attitude of a group of people or culture" (Loeb 1971). According to the Oxford Dictionary, ethics is defined as: (1) a system of moral principles by which human...
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Disentangling Religion and Culture: Americanizing Islam as the Price of Assimilation
Certainly our generation is faced with one of the great historical challenges of human migration, namely, the sorting out of those components of culture and religion which are indispensable and those which are, lamentably but necessarily, disposable...
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Crescent and Electoral Strength: Islamic Party Portrait of Reform Era in Indonesia
Journey of Islamic parties in Indonesia after independence began with Masyumi establishment. Two major Islamic organizations, Nahdhatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah are the pioneer of Masyumi establishment, November 1945. It was agreed that Masjumi as...
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The Concept of Rights and Protection to Employees: A Comparative Overview
While it is the duty of the employees to work according to their terms of reference, it is also an undeniable fact that the employers have a corresponding responsibility to provide adequate protection to their employees. Protection to employee and their...
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Vol. 3, June

Muslim Politics in Malaysia and the Democratization Process
With the declining influence of leftist ideas and the so-called 'crisis of authoritarianism' in Muslim Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, democracy seems poised to offer itself as a viable alternative. By the early 1990s, terms such as pluralism...
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Religious Tolerance in Malaysia: Problems and Challenges
It is obviously seen that there is a struggle in the claims of religious tolerance in this 21st century AD which is equivalent to the fourteen year of the Hijrah. Claims are fought among the adherents of religions who are seeking for guidance to live...
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Revisiting the Life and Thought of Dr. Burhanuddin Al-Helmy
History had recorded many famous people struggling to achieve the independent of Malaya. Among them, the name Burhanuddin al-Helmy was the least known. Therefore, the objectives of this paper is to revisit the life and thought of this charismatic man...
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Mahdi Elmandjra and the Future of the Muslim World
Mahdi Elmandjra, a prominent sociologist and futurist, is one of the Muslim scholars who consistently discuss about the future of the Muslims and the Muslim world. Elmandjra was born in Rabat in 1933. He graduated from Cornell University and obtained...
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Martyrdom of Al-Hallaj and Unity of the Existence: The Condemners and the Commenders
His name is Abu al-Mughith al-Husayn bin Mansur al-Hallaj al-Baydawi al-Wasiti. He was born in Shushtar, Khuzistan province of Persia in 858 AD. At an early age al-Hallaj went to live in the city of Wasit, an important Iraqi centre for textiles, trade...
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Vol. 2, December

The Incompatibility of the Vision of God as a Basis of Factual Belief from Philosophical Perspective
The first part of this writing span in general terms of what may be called the direct experience; vision of God. It takes into accounts the religious experiences that seem to indicate the feeling of the moment and then distinguishes between this direct...
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Cultural Socialization and Its Relation to the Attitude of Religious Tolerance among Muslim and Buddhist Students in Prince of Songkhla University
Religion guides human towards peace, tranquillity and happiness. However, there are people who are not tied to any religion, belief, faith and belief, known as the 'atheism' (the belief that denies the existence of Allah) (Anuar 2003: 109). There is...
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Dialogue of Life and Its Significance in Inter-Religious Relation in Malaysia
Malaysia is one of the Southeast Asian countries that is known for its diversity in religion and culture. The diversity reflects not only at its various languages and multi-racial society but also in multi-religious adherents of the people. Osman (2009)...
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The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East
Book Review: The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East, Tariq Ramadan, 2012, London: Allen Lane, pages: 273.This book discusses the current situations in the Middle East and how the changes affected the people and the future of the Muslim world....
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Vol. 1, June

Aqidah as a Basis of Sosial Tolerance: The Malaysian Experience
The need for religion is innately present in every human being. This need is comprised of a number of aspects, namely instinct, sensory experience and feelings. Allah s.w.t created these aspects in order to guide humans into initiating a quest for knowledge...
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40 Tahun Penyelidikan Fakulti Pengajian Islam Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Fakulti Pengajian Islam telah ditubuhkan pada 18 Mei 1970 bermula dengan dua jabatan terawal iaitu Jabatan Syariah dan Jabatan Usuluddin dan Falsafah serta Unit Bahasa Arab. Pada tahun 1974, unit tersebut telah dinaiktaraf kepada Jabatan Pengajian Arab...
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Peranan Kitab Jawi Tasawuf Sebagai Medium Transmisi Ilmu Islam Kepada Masyarakat Melayu Nusantara
Kedatangan Islam ke Kepulauan Melayu Indonesia atau Nusantara merupakan satu detik bersejarah kepada penduduk-penduduk di rantau ini. Islam yang disebarkan di Nusantara merupakan agama yang sempurna dengan pandangan hidup yang tersendiri. Oleh kerana...
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Karl Marx Dan Konsep Perjuangan Kelas Sosial
Abad kesembilan belas membuka lembaran sejarah kegemilangan di Jerman dengan kelahiran seorang tokoh hebat dunia yang memiliki pengaruh kekal dan kuat terhadap sejarah kehidupan manusia. Kekuatan pengaruh keintelektualannya telah menjadi fenomena global...
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Pemahaman Konsep Tauhid Asas Keharmonian Kepelbagaian Agama
Perkataan 'tauhid', secara umumnya menggambarkan lafaz tradisi yang penting dan menjadi pegangan akidah khususnya bagi umat Islam iaitu merasa yakin dan saksi bahawa 'Tiada Tuhan yang disembah melainkan Allah'. Syahadah dan Muslim merupakan satu perkaitan...
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Generic Skills from Qur'anic Perspective
Generic skills were initially introduced by the Canadian Employment and Immigration Commission to identify work behaviours that are fundamental to the performance of a wide range of occupations (Corsini 1999: 951). These skills are identified as an important...
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Alvin Toffler: Knowledge, Technology and Change in Future Society
According to Krishan Kumar (2001: vi), the theory of future society has fascinated many Western scholars since long time, as he claims that:Over the past quarter of a century there have been persistent claims that Western societies have entered a new...
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Agama Dalam Tentukur Antropologi Simbolik Clifford Geertz
Perbahasan dalam mengungkap pengertian istilah agama dalam kalangan pengkaji mengenai definisi agama merangkumi sistem kepercayaan, cara hidup, kerohanian dan antropologi agama telah memberikan satu pengertian yang unik, bukan sahaja menjelaskan memahami...
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Falsafah Alam Dalam Konteks Falsafah Ketuhanan Menurut Hamka
Isu alam sekitar pada hari ini tidak lagi terhad kepada bidang fizikal mahupun teknikal semata-mata. Perbincangannya telah melangkaui sempadan di serata dunia dan mempunyai merupakan objek yang mengandungi nilai batin atau metafizik tertinggi bagi manusia...
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