Abdelmajid Najar

Abstract

Purpose:  The study aims to address the phenomenon of extremism by addressing one of its most important causes, namely, ideological imbalance in relation to the meaning of methodology of thinking. Ideological pedagogy using the methodology of realism, comparison, criticism and discernment prevents the ideology from falling into extremist views that often arise from idealism overlooking reality and one-sightedness and excessive reliability on all the received ideas.


Methodology:  The study adopts the analytical and deductive method. This is based on the logical presuppositions that lead the introductions to their findings. Reinforcement then follows through a realistic tracking of many samples of facts and events from ancient and modern history testifying to the validity of the launched from presuppositions.


Findings:  The study concludes that pedagogy, rooted in its content in established and methodical Islamic sciences and in practical human sciences and conveyed through interactive and self-teaching didactic methods is capable of nurturing minds to exhibit a wide range of essential intellectual qualities, such as freedom of thought, comprehensive research skills, ability to maintain a realistic perspective, and critical comparative thinking. Minds that possess these intellectual qualities are capable of conducting their own religious research to reach conclusions that are within the Limits of Allah’s laws, without transgressing and adopting radicalism that may lead to terrorism.


Originality:  The Study addresses one of the realistic problems that haunts the Islamic society and even humanity. It is the problem of extremism, which often ends with terrorism. The study addresses one of that problem’s most important causes without merely addressing the phenomena, through the logical mental argument and the historical factual argument.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

##plugins.themes.bootstrap3.article.details##

Keywords

Religious extremism
ideological pedagogy
freedom of thought
God’s laws
radicallism
terrorism

References
References:

• Al-Jurjani, Ali bin Muhammad al-Sharif, al-Tarifat, (In Arabic), (Beirut: Maktabat Lubnan, 1985).

• Al-Mubarrid, Abu al-Abbas Muhammad ibn Yazid, al-Kamil fi al-lughah wa al-Adab, (In Arabic), (Cairo: Dar al-Fikr al-Arabi, 1997).

• Al-Razi, Muhammad bin Omar Fakhr al-Din, al-Muhassal, (In Arabic), (Beirut: Dar al-Kitab al Lubnani, 1984)

• Al-Shatibi, Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Musa al-Lakhmi, al-Itisam, (In Arabic), (Beirut: Dar al-Marifa)

• Al-Shatibi, Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Musa al-Lakhmi, al-Muwafaqat, (In Arabic), (Beirut: Dar al-Marifa).

• Al-Zarnuji, Burhan al-Din, Talim al-Mutallim Turuq al-Tallum, (In Arabic), (Beirut: Dar Ibn Kathir, 1985).

• Badawi, Abd al-Rahman, Mathahib al-Islamiyyin, (In Arabic), (Beirut: Dar al-Ilm lil Malayin, 1979).

• Ibn al-Qayyim, Abu Abdillah Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr, Ilam al-Muwaqqin, (In Arabic), (Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah, 1993).

• Ibn Ashur, Muhammad al-Tahir, al-Tahrir wa al-Tanwir, (In Arabic), (Tunisia: al-Dar al-Tunusiyyah li al-Nashr).

• Ibn Ashur, Muhammad al-Tahir, Maqasid al-Shariah, (In Arabic), (Tunisia: al-Dar al-Tunusiyyah li al-Nashr).

• Ibn Hajar, Abu al-Fadl Shihab al-Din Ahmad bin Ali, Fath Al-Bari, (In Arabic), (Cairo: Dar Al- Rayyan li al-Turath, 1986).

• Ibn Sina, Abu Ali al-Husayn bin Abdillah, Al-Isharat wa al-Tanbihat, (In Arabic), ed. Sulayman Dunya, (Cairo: al-Halabi, 1947).

• Iqbal Mohammad, Tajdid al-Tafkir al-Dini fi al-Islam, (In Arabic), (Cairo: Lajnat al-Talif wa al- Tarjamah wa al-Nashr, 1968).

• Khatib al-Baghdadi, Abu Bakr Ahmad bin Ali, Tarikh Baghdad, (In Arabic), ed. Bashar Awwad, (Beirut: Dar al-Gharb al-Islami, 2001).

• Muhammad Mahfuz, Tarajim al-Muallifin al-Tunusiyyin, (Beirut: Dar al-Gharb al-Islami, 1994).

• Najjar, Abdul-Majid, Dawr al-Hurriyyah fi Muwajahat Zahirat al-Tatarruf, (In Arabic), Paper Published in: Zahirat al-Tatarruf wa al-Unf, (Qatar: Markaz al-Buhuth wa al-Dirasat, Wizarat al- Awqaf, 2007).

• Najjar, Abdul-Majid, Dawr Hurriyyat al-Rai fi Wihdat al-Muslimin, (Virginia: al-Mahad al-Alami li al-Fikr al-Islami, 1992).
How to Cite
Najar عبد المجيد. 2019. “The Role of Ideological Pedagogy in Counteracting Religious Extremism”. Journal of College of Sharia &Amp; Islamic Studies 37 (1). https://doi.org/10.29117/jcsis.2019.0228.
Section
Articles in Arabic