INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE & HUMAN SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL STUDIES END OF SEMESTER

EXAMINATION, SEMESTER III, 2005/2006 Course Code : UNGS 2040 Course Title : Islam, Knowledge and Civilization Marks : 50 marks Time : 2 & ½ hours

Instructions: Answer Four questions only. Question one is compulsory. Question One The philosophy of science is based on the premise that observation and experiment are sufficient for acquiring knowledge and arriving at the truth. Analyze this statement in the light of your understanding of the various sources of knowledge. (14 Marks) Question Two The Muslim civilization and the Western civilization are based on upon different worldviews. Analyze this statement highlighting their main characteristics. (12 marks) Question Three Discuss how a Muslim should respond to the challenges of Modern western civilization. (12 marks) Question Four Difine knowledge. How has knowledge been generally classified by either one of the following scholars. a. al-Ghazali b. al-Farabi (12 marks) Question Five Write short notes on any one of the following: a) Ibn Haytham’s contribution to human civilization and knowledge. b) Methodology of scientific inquiry from both western and Islamic perspectives. (12 marks) Assessed and Approved by

............................................................ Dr. Abdul Salam Muhamad Shukri Head Department of General Studies

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