:: Volume 12, Issue 44 (Autumn 2021) ::
تاریخ فرهنگ و تمدن اسلامی 2021, 12(44): 7-28 Back to browse issues page
Elaborating on and criticizing the foundations of the theory of the clash of civilizations and its contradiction with peace and security in the history of Islam
Seyed Mohammad Reza Hosseini *1, Gholamreza Haddadzadeh Niri2, Mohammad Reza Zamiri3, Seyed Hassan Qureshi Crane4
1- Associate Professor, Department of History and Civilization of Islamic Nations, Payame Noor University (Corresponding Author) , mreza_hoseini@yahoo.com
2- PhD student in Islamic History and Civilization, Payame Noor University
3- Associate Professor, Department of Jurisprudence and Fundamentals of Law, Payame Noor University
4- Assistant Professor of History, Payame Noor University.
Abstract:   (7009 Views)
The present article aims to explain and philosophically criticize the epistemological foundations of Huntington's theory of the clash of civilizations as an Islamophobic paradigm. Huntington believes that the fault lines between the eight civilizations - Western, Confucian, Japanese, Islamic, Hindu, Slavic, Orthodox, Latin American - will be the source of future world conflicts and, as critical points of crisis, will replace the political and ideological boundaries. For this reason, he considers the borders of Islam as a serious threat to the West as well as peace and security, which indicates the need for carrying out a research. The main question of this study is "what are the cognitive foundations of this theory and its contradictions with the documents of Islamic history?"  Using a descriptive-analytical method, the research findings refer to the four components of democracy, human rights, modernity and peace and security.
Keywords: Theory of Clash of Civilizations, World Peace and Security, Interaction and Confrontation of Civilizations, Early Islamic Wars.
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Received: 2021/01/4 | Accepted: 2021/06/24 | Published: 2021/11/10


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