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  Islamization of knowledge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islamization of knowledge is a term which describes a variety of attempts and approaches to synthesize the ethics of Islam with various fields of modern thought.
The phrase "Islamization of knowledge" was first used and proposed by the Malaysian scholar Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas in his book "Islam and Secularism" ISBN 9839962868 (first published in 1978).
Nasr's work on the congruence between classical Islam and the modern ecology movement is thought by some to be even more fundamental, and to suggest parallels between the ethical constraints that secular activists seek to place on science and technology, and the ethical constraints that Islam sought to place on philosophy and politics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamization_of_knowledge   (814 words)

Islamization of knowledge as a concept has become the shorthand for this intellectual orientation, and the Western Thought Project needs to be seen as an integral part of a more comprehensive program to consolidate the revival.
It was such ideas that prompted the advocates of the Islamization of knowledge to adopt a systematic and a practically oriented approach to the needs of planning the intellectual essor of the ummah.
The debate on the Islamization of knowledge, as Davies recently rightly reminds her readership,13 is ultimately a quest for the contemporary meaning of Islam amidst the complexities of the modern world.
www.muslimwomenstudies.com /Contexts.htm   (3211 words)

 Encyclopedia: Islamization of knowledge
Knowledge is a term with many meanings depending on context, but is (as a rule) closely related to such concepts as meaning, information, instruction, communication, representation, learning and mental stimulus.
Knowledge may also be claimed for the pronouncements of secular or religious authority such as the state or the church.
Knowledge may also be derived by reason from either traditional, authoritative, or experiential sources or a combination of them.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Islamization_of_knowledge   (2107 words)

 Dr Usman Muhamad Bugaje: Contemporary Response to the challenge of knowledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
The Islamization of knowledge is at best one solution among others and for it, or any other solution for that matter, to survive, it has to face the scrutiny of all and sundry, adjusting and evolving, and eventually standing the test of time.
The Islamization of knowledge can, therefore, create the impression that all Muslims need really do is to Islamise knowledge that others produce and not produce it themselves, as if the world of knowledge was going to wait for them.
Knowledge like time is constantly on the move and waits for no one, in fact with the information explosion, knowledge seems to be moving faster than time itself.
www.webstar.co.uk /~ubugaje/knowledge6.html   (1113 words)

 Knowledge at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
A common defintion of knowledge is that it consists of justified true belief.
Such efforts to provide an ethical or spiritual basis for the foundations of knowledge continue to this day in the sociology of knowledge, Islamization of knowledge, and the many and varied strains of economics.
Inferential knowledge is based on reasoning from facts or from other inferential knowledge such as a theory.
wiki.tatet.com /Knowledge.html   (1128 words)

 Knowledge (philosophy)
Knowledge is sometimes loosely used as a synonym for "belief"; a "belief" being an internal thought or memory which exists in one's mind.
One way of deriving and verifying knowledge is from tradition or from generally recognized authorities of the past, such as Aristotle.
Knowledge may also be based upon the pronouncements of secular or religious authority such as the state or the church.
www.fact-index.com /k/kn/knowledge__philosophy_.html   (2312 words)

 From Islamization of Knowledge to Education
The project of "Islamization of knowledge" has identified and distinguished Islamic sources of knowledge and established a comprehensive, analytical and systematic methodology, free of time-space problems in dealing with historical and contemporary challenges.
Islamization of knowledge as a methodological foundation for cultural and social reform brings the Muslim world and Muslim intellectuals and political leaders to the step of second-stage of effective and comprehensive reforms to rebuild the Ummah’s life and institutions.
Islamization of the Muslim child and the coming Muslim generations is basically liberating them from a culture of fear and superstition to recapture and reestablish the Muslim spirit of tawheed and istikhlaf.
www.amss.net /AJISS/PastIssues/editorial16-2.htm   (1884 words)

 Identity and Knowledge
Thus when knowledge is a function of a self or an identity and the process of knowing does not implicate the self or the identity itself, then we have a knowledge form that is subordinate to the self/identity.
An excellent example of this type of knowledge is the knowledge of Islam that is produced in West by orientalists.
This knowledge is in many ways the knowledge that speaks about the nature of the divine and the nature of the self and the relationship between the two.
www.ijtihad.org /identity.htm   (2839 words)

The Islamization of knowledge addresses itself foremost to a reappropriation of the primary and indigenous sources of revival in the Islamic heritage with the Qur'an and the Sunnah at the core in such away as to make that reformulation of the matrix of Muslim rationality possible.
The Islamization of knowledge as a means to sociocultural renewal in the Ummah is the premise for reactivating its historical role as a witness among nations.
This is necessitated both by virtue of the objectives of the Islamization of knowledge as well as in view of the complexity of the West as a civilizational/cultural entity.
www.muslimwomenstudies.com /Horizons.htm   (5301 words)

 IslamOnline - Contemporary Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
The first major step toward the Islamization of the curriculum is ensuring that the sources of educational purposes are drawn from the Islamic worldview, whether they be about the nature of the learner, the nature of the knowledge or the subject specialization, or contemporary life itself.
In particular, the hierarchy of knowledge (between fard 'ayn and fard kifayah) should be preserved in the curriculum.
Knowledge, subject matters, or courses offered in the curriculum must be free from secular and Westernized elements that are alien to Islam.
www.islamonline.net /english/Contemporary/2004/12/article02e.shtml   (1586 words)

 Ismail al
The ‘Islamization of Knowledge’ project sought to arouse Muslims to become active participants in intellectual life and contribute to it from an Islamic perspective.
Even though [al-]Faruqi’s project was proposed to Islamize the existing forms of knowledge imported from the West, his focus was exclusively on the humanities, leaving scientific knowledge virtually untouched.
Second, the exclusion of modern scientific knowledge from the scope of Islamization has led to negligent attitudes, to say the least, toward the secularizing effect of the modern scientific worldview.
www.cis-ca.org /voices/f/faruqi-mn.htm   (1239 words)

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Islamic Education Movement, which is otherwise widely known as the Movement for the Islamization of Knowledge, as a new phenomenon started its journey sometimes in 1977-1978.
To many it remains a question why Islamization of Education is important and this demands an in-depth examination and critical and careful analysis.
Islamization of Education is significant because the root cause of all problems and malaises of the Ummah, the Muslim community, is education.
www.muslimtents.com /aminahsworld/Islamic_education.html   (1905 words)

 Muslim American Society
Islam was presented as an all-encompassing ideology, the primary identity and source of unity of an otherwise diverse worldwide community of believers and the guiding principle for society and culture.
At the heart of his vision was the Islamization of knowledge.
Islamizing the Social Sciences; organized and participated in international conferences on the Islamization of knowledge in such countries as Malaysia and Pakistan; and served as an advisor to both Muslim governments and Islamic organizations, and as a consultant to universities from Africa to Southeast Asia.
www.masnet.org /prof_personality.asp?id=924   (930 words)

 Islam & Science: Searching for scientific facts in the Qur'an: Islamization of knowledge or a new form of scientism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
It argues that these assertions are often inconsistent with the principles of Islamization of Knowledge and instead may, in fact, even foster a new form of scientism.
Muslim and non-Muslim scientists working in the fields of the natural sciences, such as physics, chemistry or biomedical sciences, frequently operate with the tacit assumption that the methods in the natural sciences have an objective validity that is independent of culture and religion.
The fact that very few publications exist on how to proceed with the Islamization of natural sciences does not, however, mean that scientists working in various disciplines of natural sciences are not interested in the subject of interface between Islam and modern science.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0QYQ/is_2_1/ai_n6145356   (1375 words)

 H-Net Review: Farish A. Noor on Debates on Islam and Knowledge in Malaysia and Egypt: Shifting Worlds
Seen thus the Islamization of knowledge project comes across as the Muslim world's response to the intellectual and epistemological hegemony of the West, by coming up with an alternative order of knowledge and power that is nonetheless caught in an oppositional dialectics with the Other.
Linked to this are her own concerns that the Islamization of knowledge project may have gone off the rails for a number of important reasons that she herself outlines repeatedly in the book.
While it is true that the proponents of the Islamization of knowledge project have themselves been caught in the vise of power and politics, there remains the need to free knowledge from the shackles of simplistic ideology, crass consumerism, and an unrestrained militarism.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=280211066983086   (2555 words)

 SHARI'ATE ACCOUNTING:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
With regard to this matter, Dhaouadi (1993) interestingly argues that the goal of human knowledge must not be confined to the materialistic aspect of the objects being studied, but rather the spiritual side of the objects should also be studied.
Hence, he maintains that knowledge, in the Islamic view, must be the outcome of the interaction between revealed knowledge and human reason, and dialogue the spiritual and materialistic dimensions.
The Islamization of knowledge and some methodological issues in paradigm building: the general case of social science with a special focus on economics.
islamic-finance.net /islamic-accounting/acctg4.html   (5966 words)

 Islamization of Social and Humanistic Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Islamization of knowledge/`ilm and the 'two cultures' (ideological and technological) is an individual duty/fard `ayn.
Islamization is also a necessity as secular ideologies of Muslims have failed to promote al-din (the complete Islamic system), reason, life, posterity, wealth, and honor: al-din, `aql, hayat, nasl, mal, `ird.
Islamization is both reclamation of the Islamic parts of "modern secularized knowledge" and the "two cultures", and their re-Islamization through modern Islamic philosophical sciences:
www.iiie.net /Articles/IslamizationSocHumSci.html   (1022 words)

 transcript Verlag
"Islamization of knowledge" was the slogan purported at the conference in principle by laic Muslim scholars like Islma'il R. al- Faruqi, Syed Hossein Nasr and Syed M. Naquib al-Attas.
One might be tempted to argue that the discourse bears remarkable similarities to the Third Worldist critiques of the West, consequently "Islamization" was meant to "de-westernize" the methods of acquiring knowledge.
Within the gap between this two devices, knowledge and society, "Islamization" took on to bear the connotation of a double meaning: First of all, it meant the transformation of the public sphere in terms of the mass distribution of Islamic symbols and the increase of political representation of Islam.
www.transcript-verlag.de /ts81/ts81pro.htm   (935 words)

 IslamOnline - Contemporary Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
In the Islamization of knowledge, we realize the universality of the crisis and that there is no way to emerge from that crisis except via the eternal divine writ for “no falsehood can ever attain to it, neither in a stealthy manner” (41:42).
The Islamization of knowledge endeavors to pursue a dual mission which is both, very intricate and cumbersome.
That entails the Islamization of the philosophical references, corroboration of scientific theories, and then dissociating them from their positivist and materialistic dimension, sorting them out within the frame of reference of their metaphysical and transcendental perspectives, which signifies the divine purposefulness in the universe, life and motion.
www.islamonline.net /english/Contemporary/2004/05/Article01.shtml   (5285 words)

 Islam on secular science, The Milli Gazette, Vol. 2 No. 16
Whereas regular recourse to revealed knowledge will lead to spiritual progress, it is only the proper understanding and use of natural science, which can lead to material advancement.
A campaign aimed at the Islamization of knowledge at the international level has been launched in Washington, but it seeks not to discard or ignore the scientific establishment, but rather to imbue scientific research and the application of its findings with the unassailable moral strength, which is central to Islam.
The Islamic policy of placing knowledge in the separate realms of science and religion is extremely important for the progress of mankind.
www.milligazette.com /Archives/15082001/26.htm   (830 words)

 The Islamization of Science
Their formal education and training was generally based on secular theories of knowledge and their professional careers also developed in institutions which had very little to do with their belief systems.
However, since science cannot exist in a vacuum or in total isolation of the historical and cultural conditions therefore Islamization of knowledge, in a general sense, can be taken as including the Islamization of science as well.
He grew up in an environment hostile to Islam and his initial knowledge of Islam came from the ill‑informed critiques of the French orientalists who declared that “Mohmet was the author of the Qur’an”.
www.cis-ca.org /reviews/4-pos.htm   (2350 words)

 Defining Islamic Traditionalism: First Principles in the Islamization of Thought   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
These values, especially the usefulness of knowledge for man's felicity, the blossoming of man's faculties, and the remolding of creation so as to concretize the divine patterns, should be manifested in the building of culture and civilization and in human models of knowledge and wisdom, heroism and virtue, and pietism and saintliness....
While avoiding the pitfalls and shortcomings of traditional methodology, Islamization of knowledge ought to observe a number of principles that constitute the essence of Islam.
In modern times, knowledge of man has nearly all been based upon ethnic entity as the ultimate definiens of humanity; and knowledge of society has rested on ethnic entity as the first and ultimate ground of social order and organization.
www.ispi-usa.org /archives/islamictraditionalism.html   (7291 words)

 Amana Online
Today, it is common knowledge that the science education or sciences in general are associated with western values.
Being a student of Islamization of knowledge, I believe the anomaly could be resolved by infusing Islamic perspectives in the curriculum and teaching of the sciences in the schools as similarly argued elsewhere (3, 4).
Part of this was the separation knowledge into two mutually disjointed environments of religion and secular.
www.amanaonline.com /Articles/art_231.htm   (2954 words)

 From Knowledge to Nihilism: Redeeming Humility (by Munawar A. Anees) - Media Monitors Network
It is largely an articulation of a viewpoint that betrays the paucity of knowledge and thought about the modern scientific ethos.
Similarly, the effervescent epistemological revisionism in the garb of "Islamization of knowledge" has fallen into the trap of an allegedly value-free science.
We are neither interested in a scientific apology for the Qur'an nor in the relegation of science to a Quranic literalism because both tend to obfuscate the advance of knowledge in the respective domains.
www.mediamonitors.net /munawaraanees1.html   (1787 words)

 Mapping the Terrain: Politics and Cultures of Islamization of Knowledge in Malaysia
Mona Abaza places the Islamization of knowledge project in the context of the post-colonial debate, western domination and military hegemony, and the Muslim psyche of crisis and dependency.
Both are skeptical about the Islamization of knowledge project, believing that the Islamizers would suppress any form of political freedom.
For the agents of the Islamization project, Islam possesses a mission of salvation and is the sole religion with universalistic claims.
kyotoreview.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp /issue/issue4/article_370_p.html   (521 words)

 Dr Usman Muhamad Bugaje: Contemporary Response to the challenge of knowledge
But whether the expression Islamization of knowledge is the appropriate term for what is needed to be done or not, is something that needs to be revisited and re-examined in the light of some of the reservations raised.
This appears to be largely the paper of  I.R. al-Faruqi titled ‘Islamization of Knowledge: Problems, Principles and Prospective’ with some input from A. Abususlayman’s Paper titled ‘Islamization of knowledge: A new Approach Towards Reform of Contemporary Knowledge’ both delivered at the 1982 conference in Pakistan and published in Islam: Source and Purpose of Knowledge, above.
Makdisi added that, “Of course we have no knowledge of  such a visitor to the Christian West: the magnetism of Islamic learning made it so that the thrust of travel was rather eastwards.
www.webstar.co.uk /~ubugaje/knowledge11.html   (1381 words)

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