A Review of Three Major Sociological Theories and an Islamic Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Hayatullah Laluddin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-20T04:50:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-20T04:50:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12
dc.identifier.issn 2289-6023
dc.identifier.issn 2232-1314
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ukm.my/ijit/
dc.description This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) http://www.publicationethics.org en
dc.description.abstract This article examines critically the three major sociological theories namely, Structural Functionalism, Symbolic Interactionism and Conflict theory. These theories are formulated on the pattern of science where scientific method is strictly adhered to. Considering the nature and the essence of the social phenomenon and its component parts the author argues that the application ofpure scientific method in the study or analysis of the social phenomenon fail to present an accurate understanding of the social phenomenon. Thus, an alternative method which is capable of taking into consideration both physical and metaphysical aspects of the social phenomenon is required. Toward this end this article attempts to delineate the three major theories of sociology, their shortcoming and loophole, then attempt to highlight the constituent elements of the social phenomenon and their significance in formulation of comprehensive sociological theories. An Islamic perspective on sociological theories is also provided in the last part of this article where the discrepancy of the sociological theories are disclosed and a proposal for a more dynamic method for the formulation of sociological theories ofcomprehensive nature is made. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Islamic Thought;Vol. 10: (Dec.) 2016
dc.subject Functionalism, interactionism, Islam and social phenomenon, social conflict, sociological theory en_US
dc.title A Review of Three Major Sociological Theories and an Islamic Perspective en_US
dc.title.alternative International Journal of Islamic Thought Vol. 10: (Dec.) 2016 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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