A Quranic perspective on thinking

Monday, 12 June 2017 11:54
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The Quran repeatedly invites its readers to think about the signs of God in the universe and within themselves, and to understand His illustrious presence. Thinking is a movement driven by intellect (al-Naql), and this can only occur when an initial image of the subject is attainable in the mind. Thinking cannot proceed over something of which no image exists in the mind.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Wasatiyyah dalam Al-quran dan Sunnah

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:58
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Wasatiyyah (atau keserdahanaan dan keseimbangan) merupakan sebahagian daripada ajaran Islam yang menyentuh pelbagai bidang dalam peradaban atau tamadun Islam. Keserdahanaan di sini ditakrifkan sebagai fadhilat amal yang melibatkan, bukan sahaja perlaku diri tetapi juga keperibadian dan sahsiah masyarakat dan negara. Keserdahanaan juga merupakan sebahagian daripada pandangan umat islam yang turut dihargai dalam agama-agama dan tamadun-tamadun yang lain. Keserdahanaan penting dalam mencapai kesejahteraan dan keseimbangan dalam masyarakat serta hubungan sesama insan. Meskipun jelas bernilai, wasatiyyah sering diabaikan bukan sahaja dalam perilaku diri, tetapi juga dalam hubungan masyarakat, sikap terhadap alam sekitar, ibadat agama serta hal ehwal antarabangsa.


Translated by Syed Hamid Albar from Moderation and Balance in Islam: The Quranic Principle of Wasatiyyah (Author: Mohammad Hashim Kamali

ISBN: 978-967-415-201-7

ISBN: 978-967-415-201-6

Environmental Care in Islam: A Quranic Perspective

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:11
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This article addresses the human-earth relationship from an Islamic perspective in two parts. The first part draws attention to a set of principles, beginning with that of Divine Oneness (tawḥīd) and the vision it conveys of the common predicament of man with the rest of the created world. The author reviews the principle of vicegerency of man (khilāfah) on Earth – which designates humankind as trustee and custodian of its natural environment – and the principle of trust (amānah). The second part addresses instances of violation of these two principles. Three such instances are discussed: spreading mischief (fasād) on earth, extravagance and waste (isrāf), and infliction of harm (ḍarār). The focus of the discussion in this part is on the human management, or rather mismanagement, of the earth with the result that humanity itself has become the chief victim of its own failings. In his conclusion the author seeks to contextualise his observations within the civilisational renewal (tajdīd ḥaḍāri), arguing that the shared vision of Muslims must be inspired by common values and commitments for the ecological wellbeing of the planet Earth and that Islamic teachings can make a distinctive contribution to that vision by infusing man’s management of the natural world with transcendent (revealed) values and ethics that look toward a common future for humanity and the rest of its earthly inhabitants. The article ends with recommendations for possible reforms.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Reading the Signs: a Qur’anic Perspective on Thinking

Friday, 29 December 2006 13:05
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Islam and Science 4 (winter 2006), pp 181-205.

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