INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY,ISLAMABAD GROUP 1
• Modern view or method, especially tendency in matters of religious belief to subordinate tradition to harmony with modern thought’. Modernism means the recent phase of world history marked by belief in science, planning, secularism and progress. It drives towards the industrialization and emphasized on materialism as a way of life.
Postgeneral and wide- It is a modernismranging term which is appliedto literature, art, philosophy,architecture, fiction, andcultural and literary criticism,among others.
• Postmodernism is "post" because it denies the existence of any ultimate principles, and it lacks the optimism of there being a scientific, philosophical, or religious truth which will explain everything for everybody - a characteristic of the so-called "modern" mind
PARADOX of POST• As MODERN POSITION the philosopher Richard Tarnas states, postmodernism "cannot on its own principles ultimately justify itself any more than can the various metaphysical overviews against which the postmodern mind has defined itself."
• The connection between ` postmodernism and ethno-religious revivalism- or fundamentalism- needs to be explored by social and political scientists.
• The continuity with the past, however apocalyptic the claims, remains a strong feature of postmodernism.
The modern period had led Muslims into a dead end…….• Dictators• Coups• Corruption• Nepotism in politics• Low education standards• An intellectual paresis• The continuing oppression of women• The under-privileged• Grossly unequal distribution of wealth are some of its characteristics.
CONCLUSION• Many perplexing questions are emerging in the context of such situation that what can postmodernism mean for Muslims? When does it become distinct from modernism or is it essentially modernism is another shape? Is it yet another concept borrowed from the west to be applied or misapplied to Muslim society with the ideas like ”progress” , “rationality” and “secularisM”? can the application of