Author: Ayub A. Hamid
Publisher: Bayaan Communications and Publications (2006)
Pages: 215 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Islam - Adopting its Paradigms should be able to help Muslims understand the Islamic paradigms about life ad religious practices, and clearly differentiate them from the globally prevalent paradigms including the Western, Christian, Jewish and hypocritical paradigms, so that each Muslim can look inwards and shift his or her paradigms as needed to fully conform to those of a the Sahaabah.
A paradigm is the frame of mind by which people have become accustomed to look at things, interpret them and understand them. Normally people do not consciously choose their paradigms. Rather, they are ˘hard wired÷ conditioned by the society and the environment in which they are brought up to think, pick preferences, set priorities and make choices in that manner. However, paradigms may shift, moving a person from one way of thinking, reacting or responding to another way. Once the paradigm shifts in the right direction, things start making sense and the doors of learning, success and growth open.