نظریہ اسلامیت علوم:تحقیقی وتجریاتی مطالعہ
Islamisation of Knowledge: Research and Analytical Study
Keywords:Islamisation, Knowledge, Western, Epistemology, Criticism, Challenge
Muslim intellectuals and academicians have constantly been engaged to bridge up between Islamic and modern sciences. Modern western sciences, natural, physical social sciences are based on the principles of observation, empiricism, and objectivity whereas Islamic sciences incorporate some additional sources mainly revealed knowledge. After the colonialism, a wave of differentiating between Islamic and western epistemology was observed in muslin countries. This thought-provoking idea was echoed first by a well-known Palestinian scholar Al-Farūqī and its sound was heard and adopted in various other Muslim countries like Malaysia Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and so forth. The present article intends to analyse this discourse along with its history, major themes, its relationship or lack of relationship with modernity, the possibility of integration, annihilation and isolation. The subject also highlights the contradictions and fundamental differences between IOK and modern western epistemology. However, there are serious challenges to be faced by its critics, and answers to that criticism have to be addressed only by those scholars who have equal competence to comprehend both Islamic and western principles of epistemology. This article will analyse the content of the subject and find out strengths and weaknesses.