A reading of the emergence and development of Islamic science between the flourishing of the past and the present

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Abdelaaziz Laabidi


It goes without saying that Islamic and Arab studies have witnessed great development and accumulation of knowledge according to ages and periods. These sciences have greatly contributed to the service of Islamic civilization in its brightest historical stages.

However, with the civilizational shock that the Islamic world lived through, the knowledge crisis that occurred during the fall of the Islamic caliphate, and the resulting fall in most of the Islamic countries under colonialism, all this prompted thinkers and scholars to re-raise the question of Arab-Islamic science curricula for discussion again.

Researchers attributed the backwardness that the Islamic world suffers from at all levels to a crisis in educational curricula, the signs of which appeared after the ages of the diligent imams, and then aggravated in what are known as the eras of decadence.

And based on the aforementioned, I chose a topic approach: the Arab-Islamic sciences: the concept, the emergence, the history, and the question of reality and method.

This is due to the current status of this issue at the present time in the horizon of inspiration from the glorious past, to revive the nation, as well as the value and the utmost importance that the critical studies of heritage have acquired in terms of the processes of purification, sifting, and pruning, while continuing to build on the principles, principles and solid rules of this heritage, including  It achieves connecting the successor to the ancestor, and the continuation of the accumulation of knowledge between generations.

In order to answer this main problem and the sub-questions associated with it, an action plan has been proposed as follows:

The first topic is a historical overview of the monotheistic religions and their role in serving mankind across time and space.

The second topic: the emergence of Islamic sciences between prosperity in the past and the present.

The third topic: About a new horizon in a curriculum in the approach of Arab and Islamic studies that contributes to reviving its luster anew, combining originality and modernization and accommodating the other.

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