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Islam and the Promotion of Knowledge

A R Momin

Published by Institute of Objective Stud, New Delhi, 2007
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Contents Preface. Introduction i. Tawhid. ii. Universalism. iii. Historicity. iv. Rationalism. v. Egalitarianism. vi. Humanism. vii. Holism. 1. The Quran as source and inspiration for knowledge. 2. The pursuit of Islamic learning. 3. The dissemination of Islamic knowledge. 4. The Islamic contribution to the natural sciences. 5. The social and human sciences in Islamic perspective. 6. The Islamic legacy in the humanities. 7. Architecture arts and crafts in the Islamic world. 8. Recovering a lost heritage. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. The pursuit of knowledge occupies a central place in the Islamic ethos. Prophet Muhammad declared that the acquisition of knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim. He said that wisdom is (like) the lost animal of a believer wherever he finds it catches hold of it. The Prophet exhorted his followers to carry the torch of knowledge and learning far and wide and warned against concealing or with holding it. Islam opened the portals of knowledge to all and sundry men and women rich and poor king and slave. It declared piety and learning as the sole criteria of nobility and honour. This refreshingly open dynamic and egalitarian approach to knowledge brought about far reaching and revolutionary consequences not only for the Muslim community but for human civilization as a whole. Under the banner of Islam the Arabs and other people who had been hitherto steeped in ignorance barbarism and superstitions emerged as torch bearers of science and civilization. The intellectual revolution ushered in under the aegis of Islamic Civilization played a key role in the making of Western Civilization and the modern world. This book seeks to recount this fascinating saga in its multi faceted dimensions. It brings out and highlights the seminal and path breaking contributions of Muslims to the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and learning in the Islamic disciplines in the natural sciences in medicine technology and engineering in the social sciences and humanities and in the applied arts. 274 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 65362

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Title: Islam and the Promotion of Knowledge

Publisher: Institute of Objective Stud, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

Edition: Reprint

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