Islamic Thought in the Rise and Supremacy of Islamic Technological Culture: Water Resources and Energy

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Goodword Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Energy development - 252 pages
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Islamic Thought in the Rise and Supremacy of Islamic Technological Culture: Water Resources and Energy, brings out the role of Islamic ideological culture in the birth, rise, and world supremacy of Islamic technological culture during the First to Eighth AH (Seventh to Fourteenth AD) centuries. Examples are given from the history of water resources and energy. Islamic ideology refers to implications for the two cultures of the Quranic concept of God and prophethood; the Kitab al-Kharaj books on the Traditions of Prophet Muhammad; Islamic law, esp. land tenure and environmental laws; economics; politics and administration; etc. The primary beneficiaries of these Islamic cultures during the early centuries, when Muslims were a minority in the Islamic world-states, were the non-Muslim majorities; the latter, therefore, embraced Islam first gradually and later on rapidly. The book presents the way to revive the Islamic ideological and technological cultures through a critique of the two main causes for the decline and continued backwardness of Muslim cultures: Sufism; and takhsis, i.e., reduction, limitation, restriction of Islamic law to only family laws; Islam to rituals and superficial aspects of the five pillars ; exclusion of Islamic science, technology, economics, etc. from Islamic epistemology and education; and other manifestations of takhsis.

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