The Islamic Worldview

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UNGS 2030
THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW
SEMESTER 1 2012/2013
ASSIGNMENT #1

TITLE| WORLDVIEW:THE MEANINGS,NECESSITY AND ELEMENTS ACCORDING TO MUSLIM SCHOLARS| COURSE TITLE| THE ISLAMIC WORLVIEW|
COURSE CODE| UNGS 2030|
SUBMISSION DATE| 30 OCTOBER 2012|
NAME| NURUL AMALINA BINTI MD ALI|
MATRIC.NO| 1215762|
SECTION| 2|
LECTURER NAME| DR.MD YOUSUF ALI|

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
Assalamualaikum,

First and foremost, I would like to thank to my instructor of this assignment, Dr. Md Yousuf Ali who is my best lecturer of The Islamic Worldview subject for the valuable explanation, guidance and advice especially during lecture session. He inspired me greatly to work in this assignment. His willingness to motivate me contributed tremendously to my assignment. I also would like to thank him for showing me some example that related to the topic of my assignment about The Worldview in term of its meanings, necessity and elements according to Muslim scholars.

Besides, an honourable mention goes to my family and friends for their understandings and supports on me in completing this assignment. Without helps of the particular that mentioned above, I would face many difficulties while doing this assignment.

During complete this assignment, I faced many difficulties and challenging things especially midterm examination and Eid Adha Celebration was around the corner. I found the information that related to our topic through The Holy Quran, the Internet, magazine, reference book and people in surrounding. However, I had done and can overcome these problem by maximize my effort and pray to Him who is The Most Helpful to His servant. Alhamdulillah.

THE MEANINGS

THE MEANING OF WORLDVIEWS
In this assignment, first and foremost, before us knowing about worldview in Islamic perspectives, we must know the introduction and definition of ‘Worldview’. Where is term come from? And where is it used?

The word of ‘Worldview’ is come from many sources. Its meaning is defined by many of scholars either western scholars or Muslim scholars. One of them comes from German’s term which is called as “Weltanschauung.” Meanwhile, in Arabic’s term it is refer as “Tasawur or Ru’yah al-Islam li al-Wujud “ – تصور أو رؤية الإسلام للوجود .

*The Meaning of Worldview by Western Scholars

In the end of 1700s, Friedrich Schilling who is the German philosopher defined that, worldview (Weltanschauung) is refer as “The self-realized productive and conscious way of apprehending and interpreting the universe of beings”. After a century, about in 1868, “Weltanschauung” was known as “a comprehensive conception of the world especially from a specific point of view”. Based on German scholars perspectives defined that Worldview is comprises of set of attitudes on basic matters like the way people think about the world.

*The Meaning of Worldview by Muslim Scholars

Muslim scholars and thinkers started use the precept of “worldview” during modern period. This percept appeared in the works of a lot of Muslim scholars like Sheikh Badiuzaman Nursi (1877-1960) in “Rasa’il al Nur” (letters of light) and in some Iranian thinkers such as Ali Shari’ati (1933-1977), al-Mutahari Ayatullah Murtaza (fundamentals of Islamic thought: God, man and the universe), Sayed Husein Naser (1933-) in “ Man and nature: the spiritual crisis in modern man”, “Islam and the plight of modern man”.

Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi (933-1982) “cultural atlas of Islam”, “Tawhid: its implications for thought and life”, Muhammad Naqib al-Atas “Islam and secularism”. In Arabic literature Sayed Qutb (1906-1966) came in the first place in his “in the shade of the Qur’an” (Fi Zilal al-Qur’an) “The Islamic Perspective” “al-Tasawwur al-Islami” occupies a central position....
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