The problem of causality in Islamic thought : a viewpoint of Al-Ghazali / Khalid Ismail

Ismail, Khalid (2006) The problem of causality in Islamic thought : a viewpoint of Al-Ghazali / Khalid Ismail. Jurnal Intelek, 4 (1). pp. 67-82. ISSN 2231-7716

Abstract

The problem of causality (al-Sababiyyah) is one of the most controversial issues in Islamic theology in particular and philosophy in general. It discusses cause and effect such as fire is the cause of burning, marriage is the cause of having children, medicine is the cause of health and so on. In this modest paper, the author shall attempt to explain and analyse two essential groups in the history of Islamic Thought namely the Muslim Theologians (al- Mutakallimun) and Muslim Aristotelian Philosophers (al-Falasifah al- Masya 'iyyun). The former have usually used the term al-Sabab whereas the latter employed the term al-Ilah in referring to the theory of causality.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Ismail, KhalidUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > Islam > Missionary work of Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > Islam > Islamic sociology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus > Unit of Research, Development and Commercialization (URDC)
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Intelek
Journal: UiTM Journal > Jurnal Intelek
ISSN: 2231-7716
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 67-82
Item ID: 11559
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic Thought, causality, Islamic theology, Al-Ghazali
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11559

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