The Influence of Enlightenment on Muslim Thoughts

  • Shaheer Sher Afzal COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Ayesha Qayyum COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Mehak Abbas COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan


This article throws some light on the tenets of Age of Enlightenment and their effects on the creeds of Islam. Age of Enlightenment had fueled with factual knowledge, autonomous human intellect, abolished stern beliefs and freedom of an individual at social, political, economic and private level. It gives brief description about fundamentals of Enlightenment and Islam; afterwards, it encompasses the comparative analysis between those fundamentals and the influence of enlightenment on aspects of Islam i.e. Faith, Worships, Ethics and Collective experience. A Muslim mind has swung between Traditional stern beliefs and Modern philosophies and yet could not find a place to exercise their full potential and duties. To pace with the modern world he has to give up his religious beliefs and vice versa.


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How to Cite
SHER AFZAL, Shaheer; QAYYUM, Ayesha; ABBAS, Mehak. The Influence of Enlightenment on Muslim Thoughts. International Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 195-202, aug. 2017. ISSN 2521-0041. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 02 feb. 2023.