Humanistic Traditions In Islam: A Preliminary Survey (Occ. Pap. Ser. 1)


by Azhar Ibrahim Alwee

Humanistic Traditions In Islam: A Preliminary Survey (Occ. Pap. Ser. 1)

Price:  US$5.60   (SGD7.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 41 pages
Published:  2008, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789810817244
SB#:  048786 (201)

About This Book

Humanism has a strong presence in classical Islam, be it in theological, philosophical, ethical, legal and literary traditions. For Muslims, the humanism that they understood is essentially a religious humanism where the affirmation of tauhid (monotheism) is central. More importantly, the social dimension forms an integral part of Islamic humanistic ideals where the nurturing of man through education affirms the exaltation of man's reasoning power, ethical accountability, and spiritual freedom. This essay traces key aspects of religious humanism as found in the Islamic traditions, particularly in the domains of theology, Sufism, philosophy and ethics. It offers rich insights into the works of various classical Muslim thinkers and outlines the humanistic agenda that are relevant for today's contemporary society.


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