The concept of an ideal society : a review of Fazlur Rahman’s perspective

Abur Hamdi Usman, and Mohd. Farid Ravi Abdullah, and Muhd. Najib Abdul Kadir, and Iskandar, Azwar (2022) The concept of an ideal society : a review of Fazlur Rahman’s perspective. International Journal of Islamic Thought ( IJIT ), 21 . pp. 1-12. ISSN 2232-1314


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The teachings of Islam are closely related to the concept of community. Islamic history and politics influence community structure and organisation based on Quranic tenets. Due to extremism of some Muslim leaders who are still caught in their own orthodoxy, Muslims have been lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of political, economic and social progress. This study examines the philosophy and ideas of Islamic thinker Fazlur Rahman, a modernist scholar and philosopher of Islam. Known as a prominent liberal reformer of Islam, he devoted himself to educational reform and reviving independent reasoning (ijtihad) among Muslims in order to shape an ideal Muslim society. Fazlur Rahman was a unique scholar in that he attempted to combine Islamic and Western elements without compromising the tenets of the Quran and Sunnah in achieving a modern ideal society. He was a liberal in that he believed the Quran was compatible and relevant for all times and human civilisation.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Ideal society; Fazlur Rahman; Independent reasoning; Western elements; Liberal reformer
Journal:International Journal of Islamic Thought (IJIT)
ID Code:19205
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Deposited On:02 Aug 2022 01:28
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