Exploring Individual and Social Factors that Influence Human Belief: An Analysis in the Light of Quran and Sunnah

  • Muhammad Zulqarnain Lecturer, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
  • Ashraf Abdul Rafey Associate Professor, Faculty of Usuluddin, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Religion, Islam, Belief, Quran, Sunnah, Society

Abstract

استقصاء العوامل المؤثرة في الاعتقاد الإنساني من الناحية الفردية والاجتماعية: دراسة تحليلية في ضوء القرآن والسنة

This research work was primarily designed to explore the factors that affect and change the human beliefs. The paper particularly addresses the issue from individual and social perspectives in relation to Holy Quran and authentic traditions of Holy Prophet PBUH. Qualitative research approach was employed for the collection and demonstration of data. The review of relevant literature concluded that there are many factors which seriously affected and changed the human beliefs. However, the most important and common factors are four: individual, social, religious, and economic. These factors play a significant role in changing Islamic beliefs of an individual. In this context, it was recommended that Islamic states in general, and Islamic scholars in particular should play their role to preserve Islamic beliefs in its original form. Furthermore, Muslim scholars should also design the strategy of purging beliefs from impurities and presenting them in systematic, logical and rational way along with their impact on the society

Published
2020-06-26
How to Cite
Zulqarnain, M., & Abdul Rafey, A. (2020). Exploring Individual and Social Factors that Influence Human Belief: An Analysis in the Light of Quran and Sunnah. Al-Milal: Journal of Religion and Thought, 2(1), 142-153. https://doi.org/10.46600/almilal.v2i1.51
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