Decolonizing Social Sciences: From Uniplexity to Multiplexity


Mon, 4 Jul 2022 19:30 – 22:30 British Summer months Time (UTC+1)

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This lecture collection tries to realize social science and how to decolonize it in the context of Fiqh.

About this function

Social science, previously referred to as sociology, together with anthropology, archaeology, and economics, is the discipline produced by Modernity. Modernity experienced a deep effects in the Islamicate as it arrived at to most of the Islamic international locations via the colonial powers. Social science, consequently, was formulated in the colonized lands with the Eurocentric views in thoughts changing Fiqh which was the social science for Muslims.

Both Fiqh and social science are concerned with “human action” (‘amal). Social difficulties have been dealt with and solved by fiqh in Muslim societies and by social sciences in Western societies. Nonetheless, given that the 19th Century there has been an intense battle and mutual interaction involving these two scientific traditions in Muslim societies. Western social science has conquered the area of Fiqh and tried to conduct its features. If we examine social alter in Muslim societies through the very last two generations, we will understand that the westernization movement in people societies focused largely on social establishments and relations. Nonetheless, it does not seem feasible to comprehend westernization by disregarding the mental and cultural foundation on which social institutions and relations are designed.

Being familiar with the points of differentiation in between fiqh and social sciences and the functions of these two societal sciences can not be understood without having a comparison at the level of civilizations because fiqh is the products of the Islamic Civilization and social science is the item of the Western Civilization. As Ibn Khaldun states, science is a person of the factors of civilization, that’s why, a single of the topics of the discipline of ‘umran. That’s why, in get to comprehend the changes in science we ought to initial realize the adjustments in civilization, which they mostly count on.

There are two most important rival theoretical imaginations and worldviews in being familiar with social science: “uniplex” and “multiplex”. Uniplex implies a one layer when multiplex means numerous levels. Some theories believe that actuality has only a one layer, possibly materials or great. In distinction, some theories see this dichotomy among materialism and idealism as a wrong-dichotomy and look at fact as multiplex, which contains both equally materials and non-materials concentrations.

This lecture collection will consider to comprehend the course of action of decolonization of social science from Fiqh and multiplex stage of views.


LECTURER: Prof. Dr. Recep Şentürk

Prof. Dr. Recep Şentürk currently serves as a professor of sociology at Ibn Haldun College. He was the founding president of Ibn Haldun University (IHU) in Istanbul (2017-2021). Right after graduating from University of Islamic Experiments at Marmara College, he did his MA in Sociology at Istanbul University. He pursued his PhD in Sociology at Columbia University, New York. He served as a researcher at the Heart for Islamic Scientific tests (İSAM) in Istanbul, and the founding director of the Alliance of Civilizations Institute. He is head of the Intercontinental Ibn Haldun Modern society. He published broadly in English, Arabic and Turkish on a complete selection of matters, which includes social idea and solutions, civilization, modernisation, sociology of religion, networks of ḥadīth transmission, Malcolm X, Islam and human rights, present day Turkish assumed, and Ibn Khaldūn. Among the his textbooks are in English, Narrative Social Composition: Hadith Transmission Community 610-1505, Malcolm X: The Battle for Human Rights, and in Turkish Open Civilization: In the direction of a Multi- Civilizational Modern society and Environment Islam and Human Legal rights Ibn Khaldun: Up to date Readings Malcolm X: Wrestle for Human Rights, Social Memory: Hadith Transmission Network 610-1505. Şentürk’s is effective have been translated to Arabic, Japanese and Spanish.


LECTURE 1: Decolonising Social Science: A Important and Comparative Introduction to Theories and Techniques

Date & TIME: 14 March 2022, Monday, 6.30pm Uk, 9.30 pm Turkey, 1.30 pm Usa


LECTURE TWO: Rethinking Social Sciences over and above the Canon

Day & TIME: 28 March 2022, Monday, 7.30pm British isles, 9.30 pm Turkey, 1.30 pm United states


LECTURE Three: Multiplexity as a Social Research Paradigm

Day & TIME: 09 Could 2022, Monday, 7.30pm Uk, 9.30 pm Turkey, 1.30 pm United states of america


LECTURE 4: What is Nazar?: Pure Reasoning and Religious Reasoning

Date & TIME: 23 May possibly 2022, Monday, 7.30pm Uk, 9.30 pm Turkey, 1.30 pm United states of america


LECTURE Five: Multiplex Human Ontology

Day & TIME: 06 June 2022, Monday, 7.30pm British isles, 9.30 pm Turkey, 1.30 pm United states of america


LECTURE 6: Finding out Human Motion: Fiqh and Tasawwuf

Day & TIME: 20 June 2022, Monday, 7.30pm United kingdom, 9.30 pm Turkey, 1.30 pm United states


LECTURE Seven: Multiplex Ethics and Human Legal rights

Day & TIME: 04 July 2022, Monday, 7.30pm British isles, 9.30 pm Turkey, 1.30 pm United states



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