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THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC RATIONALISM IN THESUBCONTINENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO WALIULLAH, SAYYID AHMAD KHAN AND MUHAMMAD IQBAL

Khatoon, Saeeda (1980) THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC RATIONALISM IN THESUBCONTINENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO WALIULLAH, SAYYID AHMAD KHAN AND MUHAMMAD IQBAL. PhD thesis, University of Karachi, Karachi.

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The thesis is divided into four parts in addition to a prologue and an epilogue. In the first part The Rationalistic Perspective, the history of the development of the idea of rationalism has been traced, as briefly and as precisely as possible. Starting with the definition of rationalism we have proceeded to give a short account of Greek, Medieval Muslim, Modern European and Indo Muslim rationalism in two chapters. The second part entitled,The Organic Rationalism of Waliullah, deals with Waliullahs system in three chapters. The first chapter, The Concept of Being, takes into account Waliullahs philosophical attitudes. In the next two chapters the manner or Waliullahs application of spheres is examined. Sayyid Ahmad Khan Common Sense Rationalism, is the subject of the third part of our thesis. It consists of three chapters, dealing with Sayyid Ahmad Khans main principles in The Philosophical Framework and the applied side of these theories is assessed in the other two chapters, Religion: A Half House of Rationalism, and Social and Moral Concepts. In our approach to Muhammad Iqbals Dynamic Rationalism, we have divided the contents of our evaluation into four chapters. These four chapters are, The Philosophical Perspective, Knowledge and Reality New Rationale of Religion, and Man and Society, The first of these chapters traces the development of Iqbals ideas in the light of his education, circumstances. His first philosophical work The Development of Metaphysics in Persia, and his mature thought in The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. The second chapter is about his philosophical ideas, while the lst two chapters consider his views about religious and socio-cultural issues. The Epilogue comprises the conclusions drawn from the assessement and evaluationof the rationalistic thought of Waliullah,Sayyid Ahmad Khan and Iqbal.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:islamic rationalism, waliullah, sayyid ahmad khan, muhammad iqbal, prophethood, quran, ijtehad, sufi metaphysics
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Philosophy(g14)
ID Code:659
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:14 Sep 2006
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:02

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