اجتماعی دائرے میں ترقی کا مفہوم اور حیثیت: اسلام اور مغربی نظریات کا تقابلی مطالعہ
Totalitarian View of Progression: A Study in Islamic and Western Perspectives

Muhammad Naeem Javaid *
M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Islamic Thought & Civilization, University of Management and Technology, Lahore.

Dr. Hafiz Sajid Iqbal Sheikh **
Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Thought & Civilization, University of Management and Technology, Lahore.

Abstract

Progression and development are a phenomenon that is somehow possessed in human nature. This paper aims to elaborate on diverse views on the issue of growth in Islamic and Western perspectives. Islam in its nature and worldview believe in Devine wisdom and promotes the concept of success in this world and the world hereafter. Islamic injunctions regarding development and growth do not limit to this world only, so the whole scenario of Islamic civilization rounds the view of eternal happiness as a broader concept. On contrary, the Western concepts are totally opposing the Islamic doctrine. We are quite unable to find religious discourses in the Western scope of success and growth. This paper depicts that as a dominant civilization, Western values have been impacting the whole world but it is totally contradicting Islamic values. Applying discourse analysis method this study concludes that Islam as a comprehensive religion presents solutions regarding all walks of life including social, economic, political, psychological, etc. Which is totally against the nature of the Western domain.

Keywords

Islamic worldview, western civilization, progression concepts, eternal happiness.

Al-Wifaq

Vol 4

Issue 2

July – December 2021

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