The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 5
Page No. 473 - 482

Westernization of Islamic Thought: Muhammad Yasin Uraybi’s Criticism Against Orientalists

Authors : Yousif Mousa Ali Abdalla Abuulaiqah, Mohd Nasir Omar and Abdul Rahman Mahmood

Abstract: The Orientalists have deliberately challenged the authenticity of Arab-Islamic philosophy during the history by promoting the idea that the Arab mentality is non-productive and that the science (philosophy) is Greek merely written in Arabic characters. In their effort to achieve this goal, they have tried to mutilate and obliterate the Muslims and used all means to portray the Muslims as incapable of making any creative and scientific contribution to the world, all with the intention of demoralizing the morale of the Muslims. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to draw attention to the secret content of Orientalism that tries to ignore the contribution of other nations, especially the Muslims. It also aim to describe the approach of Muhammad Yassin Uraybi in dealing with intellectual and philosophical issues in order to prove the authenticity of Islamic thought and to disprove the claims of the Orientalists and disclose where and how the Western thought was influenced by the Islamic thought. In order to achieve the goal of the research, descriptive and historical approaches were used as methodologies. An analytical approach was also used in order to examine the texts and documents for the purpose of classifying, analyzing and finding the relationship between them. The result of the research has shown that the most dangerous conclusion reached by the Orientalists in the Western thought and tried to apply it to the Islamic thought is the separation of nation from its past. And that this modern thought and what came after was not new but just the artificial structure of the doctrines of the Islamists.

How to cite this article:

Yousif Mousa Ali Abdalla Abuulaiqah, Mohd Nasir Omar and Abdul Rahman Mahmood, 2013. Westernization of Islamic Thought: Muhammad Yasin Uraybi’s Criticism Against Orientalists. The Social Sciences, 8: 473-482.

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