my life after graduate: Islamic Fact, Chapter 20

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Islamic Fact, Chapter 20

Civilization Dialogue
Islam and West

Islam is Middle Nation

  • Allah has touch in his holiest book Al-Quran on the matter of bridging the civilization as Ummatan wasatan (middle nation or community)
  • The notion was coming even Madinah was not yet established. Allah has described to its followers.
  • Islam after its birth soon became at intermediate position between East and West, North and South.
  • The notion of middle nation is the key concept of understanding the nature and identity of Islam.
  • The ideas of Islamic teaching like common human ancestry, common humanity, universal goodness of man, the wisdom of ethnic and cultural pluralism, inter cultural cooperation, global social justice and etc.
  • Islam is very much interested in the idea of universal civilization is to be realized in mind and soul of human being
  • The illustration of idea middle nation goes like this
    1. In politic as example, we seeks to harmonize between the right of God and the duty of man.
    2. In Economy, Islam strike for balance between free west (capitalism) and socialism of the communist bloc.
  • Islam seeks for to synthesize the idea of transcendent of God and the imminent of God.
  • The word ummatan wasatan is conceiving the moderation and tolerance of Islam
  • It is an applicable to human belief, thought, behaviour. It is also bring a connotation of balance, equilibrium and justice.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

very useful info for studies

fauzan said...

islam is way of life..not just a religion..islam guide us the right path we choose to live..

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