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dc.contributor.authorShah, Farhan Akram
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-15T22:27:40Z
dc.date.available2016-11-15T22:27:40Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationShah, Farhan Akram. Towards a process-humanistic interpretation of Islam. An examination of Muhammad Iqbal`s God concept. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/53045
dc.description.abstractThis thesis sets out to examine, through a process perspective, the most central element in Muhammad Iqbal`s system of thought, that is, his God concept. Furthermore, I will explore the spatio-temporal possibilities of his concept of God, especially as to the salient features of an Islamic state, as envisioned by Iqbal. My research questions are: (1) “What is Muhammad Iqbal`s concept of God?” and, (2) “Does Iqbal`s God model allow us to theorise and develop a humanistic concept of an Islamic state?” As will be seen, Iqbal`s God concept departs, in some respects, from the classical theistic interpretations depicting God as an all-knowing and all-powerful entity, leaving no scope for human agency. However, Iqbal`s God can be given a “this-worldly” interpretation, in concord with modern humanism. It is also productive of preparing the way for a humanistic concept of an Islamic state, opposed to the present day exponents of militant Islamism and their “black-and-white” Weltanschauung. Also, I will make an attempt to formulate a “process-humanistic” God notion, developing Iqbal`s reflections on God to another level. It is my profound desire that this thesis will also build bridges between Whiteheadian inspired Christian thinkers and reform-oriented Muslims, and to encourage those tendencies which will inspire us to selfless and humble service of God`s creation as an interconnected whole.eng
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.titleTowards a process-humanistic interpretation of Islam. An examination of Muhammad Iqbal`s God concepteng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2016-11-15T22:27:40Z
dc.creator.authorShah, Farhan Akram
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-56358
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dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/53045/1/Master-Thesis.pdf


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