An Analytical Study of Evolution of Research Methodology in Islamic Studies
Keywords:Islamic Studies, discipline, hidayah, manifestation, revelations
Allah Almighty is the creator of the whole universe. He provides all essentialities to each object of universe according to its nature to maintain its existence. So, He is called “Rabb ul Alameen”(Lord of the woorlds). He has created man as the best of all creatures. He has managed all reqquirements for the best growth and development of human beings. He revealed his guidance “Hidayah” through His beloved Prophets for the best development of the best creature. Now the last message of Allah “Quran” and the life of His last Prophet are the absolute guidance (Hidayah) for humanity. It fulfils all necessities of human beings in a natural way. The holy Prophet ﷺ conveyed the guidance of Allah to mankind and practiced before them. So, the life of the Holy Prophet is the practical manifestation of the revelation of Allah. He taught mankind and asked His companions to inform His message to those who are not present. In this way the companions of the Holy Prophet continued the process of teaching. Islam was taught as a special branch of knowledge at different centers. New problems arose due to changes in the patterns life, there new problems took place. Solution of these problems was found through the process of research. When Islam spread in the whole world, Islamic sciences were studied in east, west and the whole world as a specific discipline. So, Islamic studies hold its specific process of research according to its own nature. In this article, the evolution, need and importance of research in Islam and future of Islamic research will be described
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