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Its Cultural and Civilizational Capabilities
Amirmohsen Erfan 1, Ali Bayat2
1- from Islamic M’arif University , amir.m.erfan62@gmail.com
2- from Tehran University
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The subject of “Ummah” and “Islamic Ummah” has mostly been taken into account within a social science approach and less focused on from a cultural and civilizational perspective. With an analytic-descriptive approach and referring to the Ummah’s components, this study intends to explicate the concept and role of the Ummah in the process of Islamic civilization construction and also to represent that what capabilities and capacities this theory has in cultural enrichment and civilization construction. It is obvious that “Madinat ul-Nabi” and the period of growth and prosperity of the Islamic civilization are its historical form and also foundation of its analysis. Deep social coordination and integrity, idealization for social changes and identity-developing functions are among the findings of this study which are included in cultural and civilizational capabilities and capacities of these teachings. For this paper, it is known that “creating common ideas”, congruency in wills and thoughts of nations”, “dropping the public rituals”, “negating the tribal, social, racial and ethnic limitations” and “simultaneous homogenizing and discriminating” are among the identity-developing functions and capabilities of the teachings of the Islamic Ummah.

Keywords: Unified Ummah, Quran, Civilization, Culture, Identity, Integrity.
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Received: 2013/11/17 | Accepted: 2014/05/6 | Published: 2017/04/27


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