Religious Extremism Factors and Preventive Strategies: Al-Istishraq (Orientalism) as impetus to religious extremism

Authors

  • Mohd Solahuddin Shahruddin Postgraduate Students, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mohd Norazri Mohamad Zaini Postgraduate Students, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mohd Yusra Abdullah Postgraduate Students, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mohd Paidi Norman Lecturer, Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Muaz Mohd Noor Lecturer, Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Che Zarrina Sa’ari Associate Professor, Department of Aqidah and Islamic Thought, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI1.2299

Abstract

Al-Istishraq is one of the subversive elements that have been corrupting Muslims into becoming radicalised, since the times of colonialism until present times. They denied the contribution of Islam in knowledge and civilizations resulting precedence in Muslim civilization becoming unclear. Al-Istishraq succeeds in misguiding and affecting integration among Muslims as Muslims blindly follow the ideologies. Prevention on such matter is challenging as scholars fail to provide comprehensive guidelines. The extremism numbers are alarming. It raises hatred and destruction of others. This article shall briefly review the impact and cause of al-Istishraq, and Muslims weaknesses in comprehend the spread.   

Keywords: Al-Istishraq; Islamic knowledge; Muslims, orientalism; religious extremism.   

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.   
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI1.2299

Published

2020-06-01

How to Cite

Shahruddin, M. S. ., Mohamad Zaini, M. N. ., Abdullah, M. Y. ., Norman, M. P. ., Mohd Noor, M. ., & Sa’ari, C. Z. . (2020). Religious Extremism Factors and Preventive Strategies: Al-Istishraq (Orientalism) as impetus to religious extremism. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI1), 67-71. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI1.2299

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Section

Community Environment / Social Psychology