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Deformations of the Secular: Naquib Al-Attas’s Conception and Critique of Secularism

Deformations of the Secular: Naquib Al-Attas’s Conception and Critique of Secularism <p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>Muslim thinkers have long debated the impact of secularism in their societies. This article examines “the rejectionist approach” to the question of secularism as articulated by a renowned Muslim intellectual, Naquib Al-Attas. I develop the argument that Al-Attas offered a unique view of secularism as an ungodly ideology and historical process that grew from the fusion of conflicting world views. Al-Attas’s ideas on secularism were shaped by his polarized view of civilizations. Such a conceptualization sets the stage for his critique of the intellectual deformations that secularism has brought upon Muslim societies in the modern world.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the History of Ideas University of Pennsylvania Press

Deformations of the Secular: Naquib Al-Attas’s Conception and Critique of Secularism

Journal of the History of Ideas , Volume 80 (4) – Oct 11, 2019

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Abstract

<p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>Muslim thinkers have long debated the impact of secularism in their societies. This article examines “the rejectionist approach” to the question of secularism as articulated by a renowned Muslim intellectual, Naquib Al-Attas. I develop the argument that Al-Attas offered a unique view of secularism as an ungodly ideology and historical process that grew from the fusion of conflicting world views. Al-Attas’s ideas on secularism were shaped by his polarized view of civilizations. Such a conceptualization sets the stage for his critique of the intellectual deformations that secularism has brought upon Muslim societies in the modern world.</p>

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Journal of the History of IdeasUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Oct 11, 2019

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