Contemporary Issues in Islam and Science

Volume 2

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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The articles selected for this volume explore emergent issues in the contemporary relationship between Islam and science and present studies of eight major voices in the discourse. Also included is a section on the operationalization of Islamic science in the modern world and a section on studies in traditional Islamic cosmology.

Islamic Response to Contemporary Challenges

Author: Akhtarul Wasey

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Category: Civilization, Arab

Page: 200

View: 509

Acknowledgement Introduction 1. Islam, the West and Muslims 2. The Real Face of Islam: Liberal or Conservative 3. World Peace and Islam 4. Islam and Violence 5. Islam and Co-existence in a Pluralistic Society 6. Islam and Science 7. Citizenship and Minority Issues: A Quranic Perspective 8. Islam and Minority Rights 9. Muslim-Non-muslim Relations: Principles and Application 10. Islam and Religious Pluralism 11. Islamic Model for Social Harmony 12. Social Justice and Gender Equality 13. Islamic Education for the Development of Nation's Welfare: Bridging the Gap Between Developed and Developing Countries 14. Significance of Muslim Media in the Context of Misinformation about Islam 15. Islamic Teachings: Maternal Health and Adolescent Reproductive Health Issues 16. Islam, Universality, Physical Health and Wholesomeness of Life 17. Arab Islamic Civilization: Past and Future- An Indian Perspective 18. Islamic Law: The Ultimate Answer to Contemporary Questions Index This book deals with some vital contemporary questions and doubts about the role and character of Islam which, in its extreme form, has taken the shape of what Huntington has called the 'Clash of Civilisations'. Huntington has wrongly pitted Islam against the Western civilization whereas the author has proved that Islam stands for dialogue and cooperation. The author has shown through documentary evidences how false and prejudiced are the allegations currently leveled against Islam. Unlike many traditional defenders of Islam, he has not indulged in counter-accusations. Instead, he has holds the rulers of Islamic countries guilty, for their conduct is contrary to the basic teachings and principles of Islam as enunciated by the Prophet (PBUH). The book deals with such vital topics as the Islamic attitude towards non-Muslims and minorities, pluralism and coexistence, gender justice, public health and, above all media and communication. It projects true image of Islam.

Islam's Response to Contemporary Issues

Author: Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad

Publisher: Islam International

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Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 484

Presents the teachings of Islam regarding peace in the world today.

Contemporary Issues in Islam and Science

Volume 2

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 892

The articles selected for this volume explore emergent issues in the contemporary relationship between Islam and science and present studies of eight major voices in the discourse. Also included is a section on the operationalization of Islamic science in the modern world and a section on studies in traditional Islamic cosmology.

Issues in Islam and Science

Author: Mahdī Gulšanī

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Page: 152

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"The relation of science and religion in Islam has been one of the hot topics of the last hundred and fifty years. An important fact is that the progress of science and technology in the West has had a great impact on on the Muslim societies. The Islamic world has tried to absorb Western science and its by-products, and with it has absorbed some of the metaphysical and social implications of contemporary science. The relation of science and religion, however, has been a controversial issue in the West, and these controversies have been transferred to the Muslim academic circles. This book tried to shed light on some of the issues concerning the relation of Islam and science." -- Preface.

Contemporary Issues in Philosophy From Science to gender

Author: H. Nur Beyaz Erkızan, Berna Şimşek

Publisher: Sentez Yayıncılık

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 117

View: 547

Is Science without Explanations Possible? COVID-19 Crisis and Aristotelian Phronesis Could an Artificial System Be Phenomenally Conscious? Women Role Against Climate Change Femininity In Religions: A Comparative Analysis

Contemporary Issues and Development in the Global Halal Industry

Selected Papers from the International Halal Conference 2014

Author: Siti Khadijah Ab. Manan

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Social Science

Page: 597

View: 837

This book features more than 50 papers presented at the International Halal Conference 2014, which was held in Istanbul and organised by the Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies of Universiti Teknologi MARA. It addresses the challenges facing Muslims involved in halal industries in meeting the increasing global demand. The papers cover topics such as halal food, halal pharmaceuticals, halal cosmetics and personal care, halal logistics, halal testing and analysis and ethics in the halal industry. Overall, the volume offers a comprehensive point of view on Islamic principles relating to the halal business, industry, culture, food, safety, finance and other aspects of life. The contributors include experts from various disciplines who apply a variety of scientific research methodologies. They present perspectives that range from the experimental to the philosophical. This volume will appeal to scholars at all levels of qualification and experience who seek a clearer understanding of important issues in the halal industry.

Al-ijtihad

The Journal of Islamization of Knowledge and Contemporary Issues

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Category: Islam

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Islamic Political Thought and Governance

Author: Abdullah Saeed

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Category: Islam and politics

Page: 1680

View: 193

Islam has had a significant impact on world history, not only as a major religion that has directed the personal beliefs and actions of individuals, but also as the basis of a distinct system of government that has developed its own institutions, practices and philosophies. This new Routledge Major Work collection is concerned with the development of political thought in Islam. By political thought is meant, broadly, the study and interpretation of Islamic political culture, ideas, beliefs, and institutions; the contribution of key political theorists and authorities to the understanding or practice of governance; what people and groups believed about political authority and institutions and their political convictions; and how politics in the Islamic world has related to and interacted with other disciplines, such as religion, law, ethics, and philosophy. Although contemporary issues in Islamic political thought are very much in the public focus at the moment, this set also focuses on the history and development of Islamic political theories and thought, from their inception until the twentieth century. Political thought in the Muslim world is connected to its history and by understanding the past, those who study contemporary political thought will have a better grounding to understand current and future developments. Moreover, understanding how Islamic political thought developed also helps shed light on the political thought of other civilizations, such as Western political thought. Political thought in Islam did not develop in isolationâe"it responded to and interacted with the political institutions and theories of other civilizations throughout history.

God, Life, and the Cosmos

Christian and Islamic Perspectives

Author: Ted Peters

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Religion

Page: 428

View: 667

God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives is the first book in which Christian and Muslim scholars explore the frontiers of science-religion discourse. Leading international scholars present new work on key issues in science and religion from Christian and Islamic perspectives. Following an introduction by the editors, the book is divided into three sections: the first explores the philosophical issues in science-religion discourse; the second examines cosmology; the third analyses the issues surrounding bioethics. One of the first books to explore aspects of science-religion discourse from the perspective of two religious traditions, God, Life, and the Cosmos opens up new vistas to all interested in science and religion, and those exploring contemporary issues in Christianity and Islam.

Rāshid al-Ghannūshi̇̄

A Key Muslim Thinker of the 21st Century

Author: Mohammad Dawood Sofi

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 796

This book discusses various dynamic facets of the life of Rāshid al-Ghannūshi̇̄, a distinguished Islamic thinker and activist not only in Tunisia and North Africa, but in the entire Muslim world. It especially focuses on those aspects related to his intellectual understanding and response to a number of critical contemporary issues. In the 21st Century, Rāshid al-Ghannūshi̇̄ is considered as the most moderate among the Muslim thinkers and intellectuals, particularly when it comes to the question of Islam-democracy compatibility and power sharing theory. This book also offers an account of a previously little known, yet much talked about Muslim voice in the post-Arab Spring era. It further shows how the intellectual Muslim thinkers’ own perspectives and expectations from Islamic movement(s) and their interaction with the ‘western oriented local leadership’, as well as their (secular) policies color their understanding of Islam and various other major issues.

Proceeding of Conference on Contemporary Issues in Philosophy and New Islamic Civilization (CCI-PHONIC).

Authority and Fatwa: Analysis of Content on Religious Lectures About Women on Social Media

Author: Moh Muhtador

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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The argumentative result of this paper is that religion has a single authority, that is God and the prophet is his messenger sent to explain about religious authority.In this area the prophet as a human being helped explain and preach about the teachings of the religion commanded by God. Furthermore, the Prophet's role was replaced by his friends and until the scholars.At that time, religious transmission was traditional, because it was delivered directly without any media being used. The development of religion is supported by technological developments, where at this time, technology is used by virtual clerics - such as cleric Hanan Attaki and cleric Khalid Basalamah - as a means of conveying religious teachings.Both of them read, construct meaning and convey it as a whole religious teaching.Although it must be recognized that there are areas that are difficult to distinguish when interpreting religious teachings, namely between the message expected by God or the Prophet as the holder of authority in religion and the message interpreted by both of these clerics.This hermeneutical region has been injured when someone interprets or gives meaning to religious teachings only with text instructions, because the text is only a basic guide in understanding the great message.

Following Muhammad

Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

Author: Carl W. Ernst

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Avoiding the traps of sensational political exposes and specialized scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. Framing his argument in terms of religious studies, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice have affected views of Islam in Europe and America. He also covers the contemporary importance of Islam in both its traditional settings and its new locations and provides a context for understanding extremist movements like fundamentalism. He concludes with an overview of critical debates on important contemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, and science and religion.

Max Weber and Islam

Author: Toby E. Huff

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 653

Max Weber and Islam is a major effort by Islamic-studies specialists to reexamine and appraise Max Weber's perspectives on Islam and its historical development. Eight specialists on Islam and two sociologists explore many dimensions of Weber's comments on Islam, along with Weber's conceptual framework. The volume's introduction links the discussions to contemporary issues and debates. Wolfgang Schluchter reconstructs Weber's conceptual apparatus as it applies to Islam and its historical development. In subsequent chapters, Islamic specialists consider such major topics as the developmental history of Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Islamic reform, Islamic law and capitalism, secularization in Islam, as well as the value of attempting to apply Weber's concept of sects to Islam. While some authors find flaws in Weber's factual knowledge of Islam, they also find considerable merit in the kinds of questions Weber raised. Contributors to the volume include highly respected contemporary international scholars of Islam: Ira Lapidus, Nehemia Levtzion, Richard M. Eaton, Peter Hardy, Rudolph Peters, Barbara Metcalf, Francis Robinson, Patricia Crone, Michael Cook, and S.N. Eisenstadt. Toby Huff's introduction not only knits the thematics of the separate essays together but adds its own stresses while engaging the contributors in dialogue and debate about fundamental issues. This acute collective analysis establishes a new benchmark for understanding Weber and Islam. This book also provides an up-to-date overview of the developmental history of many aspects of Islam. A major reappraisal of the entire span of Max Weber's sociological thought on Islam, this book will appeal to a wide range of scholars and laymen interested in the Islamic world. It will be of particular interest to sociologists specializing in religion and Middle East area specialists. Toby E. Huff is professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He is editor of On the Roads to Modernity: Conscience, Science and Civilization--Selected Writings by Benjamin Nelson and the author of Max Weber and the Methodology of the Social Sciences and The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China, and the West. Wolfgang Schluchter is professor of sociology at the University of Heidelberg and dean of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Erfurt.

Contemporary Issues in Islamic Finance

Principles, Progress and Prospects

Author: Andrew C. Worthington

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 177

View: 733

Islamic finance is one of the fastest growing segments in the global financial market. However, while the principles and concepts of Islamic finance date since the founding of Islam, it is only recently that widespread application and practice has developed. Further, while predominately Muslim countries obviously fuel the growth of Islamic finance world-wide, both Islamic and conventional financial institutions in countries with smaller Muslim populations, including the UK, the US, and in Europe, are increasingly providing Shariah-compliant financial products and services. The recent global financial crisis especially has encouraged customers and regulators in many countries to consider Islamic finance as an alternative to conventional financial systems. This book compiles recent and cutting edge research in Islamic finance, including Islamic banking, and provides a useful starting point for discussion and policy formulation for academic, industry and government researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and students alike throughout the world. Contributors to the volume include academics with Islamic finance expertise and practitioners and policymakers with a long history of involvement in the sector from across four countries. This mix ensures that the book has comprehensive coverage of many of the issues involved, is highly accessible to the professional and non-professional reader alike, and that it will serve as an authoritative source of information on Islamic finance for years to come.

Contemporary Issues in Islamic Social Finance

Author: Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

View: 218

The development of Islamic banking and finance (IBF) previously centred around three regions of the world: the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. However, in recent years, this has expanded, as interest in IBF has gained momentum in Australia, the USA, and Europe, especially in the UK. Several Western market players have established their own Islamic window or subsidiaries to cater to the need of growing Muslim populations in these regions. This book examines the recent developments in IBF, particularly in the context of Islamic social finance instruments, such as Islamic microfinance, halal education, takaful, mutual funds, and waqf. It covers the religiosity, spirituality, and tawhid index, which promotes social well-being and empowerment. The book is interdisciplinary, and theories, practice, and key issues are presented simultaneously, introducing new ideas and techniques to the IBF community. Moreover, the book examines topics such as innovation in Islamic social finance instruments, advanced techniques of risk mitigation in Islamic capital markets, marketing and the halal industry, and shari’ah-compliant instruments, which are critical to Islamic finance. The book is an essential reference text for academics and research students at the master’s and doctorate levels in IBF.

Indonesian Islam

Social Change through Contemporary Fatawa

Author: M. Barry Hooker

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 956

Indonesian Islam is an important and timely book based on approximately 2,000 fatwâ (pl. fatâwâ)--an opinion on a point of law or dogma given by a person with recognized authority (ijâza)--demonstrating that classical Islamic reasoning is an alternative to state-defined Islam and is capable of dealing with contemporary challenges in ethics and morality in a consistent and rational way. The book provides a comprehensive survey of how modern Indonesian Islamic thinking has responded to changes in social practices since the 1920s, and how authorities have ruled on diverse subjects ranging from football pools to land sales and milk banks. The author examines in detail the development and nuances of Islamic thinking, both by reference to local tradition and comparatively, by reference to the classical Arabian texts, therefore providing an important contribution to deepening popular understanding of Islam in Indonesia. The author's detailed analysis of fatwâ is unprecedented in the study of Indonesian Islam. To date there is no comparable analysis of modern fatwâ available in book form anywhere in the world, making this volume an invaluable resource for anyone who studies Indonesia. Professor Hooker describes the fatwâ as method and doctrine, religious duty, the status and obligation of women, Islam and medical science, offences against religion, and issues specific to Indonesian Islam. Responses to fatwâ cover such contemporary issues as abortion, organ transplants, insurance, and the status of women. For sale in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand by NUS Press (Singapore)