USUL AND METHODOLOGY

Contemplation, one of the most important founding concepts of the Islamic scientific tradition, is the worship of the intellect. The heart can only live by this unique worship. This worship transforms every glance into a sign, every emotion into an insight, every word into a wisdom, every deed into a righteous one. Since each style of worship has their farz (obligations), Wajibs (requirements), and Sunnah; contemplation has also a process of worship. Within the framework of this usûl, our heritage of contemplation, based on Qur’an and Sunnah, has brought forth religious sciences such as Tafsir, Fiqh, and Kalam and has given rise to an unprecedented scientific acquisition. While contemplation of the universe has brought forth natural sciences; in addition to various sciences such as psychology and morality, contemplation based on Wahiy (revelation) carried out in the inner world has given birth to a tradition of wisdom that adds wealth to our spiritual world.

It is imperative to re-read, discuss, compare, and interpret the main outlines, principles, and history of Islamic thought for a re-emergence, resurrection, constructing, and ihya (revival) in our times where the absolutes and variables, eternal and temporary , Nass-based ( Text-based )and revelation-based and cultural, where tradition and worshiping, where local and universal were all mixed-up. The existence and resurrection of this new civilization is primarily possible by laying out the methods and methodology of which resources we will based on, and how we will relate to these resources. Because the history of Islamic thought as a whole is interconnected and the formation of the Islamic civilization is only possible by effectively reading and making the right sense of the traditional heritage that has reached us. Considering the internal integrity, consistency, and continuity of Islamic thought; it is imperative to identify common grounds of different Islamic schools for the emergence of a genuine thought.