Books-in-Brief: Epistemological Integration: Essentials of an Islamic Methodology - IIIT

Books-in-Brief: Epistemological Integration: Essentials of an Islamic Methodology

Author: Fathi Hasan Malkawi

Paperback: 978-1-56564-6759


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Epistemological Integration: Essentials of an Islamic Methodology The book is a program which seeks to construct an intellectual framework for Islamic methodology with a view to realizing practical training in the thoughtful investigation of issues related to knowledge in various fields. The book’s title affirms the distinctive types of integration that characterize Islamic methodology, including integration of sources, means, and schools of thought, as well as existing realities with desired ideals etc. This is fully consistent with human nature, as variety is fundamental to the functions people perform and skills they master. The work essentially makes the case that fundamental to any Muslim recovery is laying the foundations of sound thinking and values that integrate the two main sources of knowledge: Revelation and Reality (that is the created worlds both physical, societal and psychological) under the umbrella of Tawhid. This concept of integration implies using both human theoretical conceptualization and practical experimental investigation whilst also affirming the need to apply human capabilities in understanding the divine text, and acquiring sound knowledge of the physical world in terms of its resources, as well as accumulated past and present human experiences. The aim being to vitalize human potential and creativity. Fathi Hasan Malkawi is a Jordanian born Educator and University Professor with a Ph.D. in Science Education and Philosophy of Science (Michigan State University, USA,1984). Author of more than thirty school and university textbooks in science education and research methodology, in addition to more than sixty articles and research papers published in academic journals or presented at conferences, he has also edited eighteen volumes of conference proceedings and seminars in Islamic Education and Islamic Epistemology. Currently he is a researcher at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, and a member of the Arabic Language Academy (Majma’ Allughah Al-Arabiah) in Jordan.

Paperback: 978-1-56564-6759 / Price: $4.50 Size: 6x9 inches Pages: 52 Year of Publication: 2015

April 2, 2015