Maryam Jameelah’s Approach to the Secularism
(An Analytical Study)
Maryam Jameelah (formerly Margret Marcus) was an American convert to Islam. Jameelah as a critic of the West and its ideologies have refuted the Western philosophies of modernism, atheism, secularism and humanism in her writings. Jameelah’s thought is unique in many ways as she contributed a lot in the development of the contemporary Muslim thought about the West. Secularism is the one of the most conspicuous phenomenon of the modern Occident which distinguishes it from the Orient. The discernment of a holistic view of the secularism is essential to understand the modern West, and its impact and contribution in the modern times. This research paper intends to present an analytical study of Maryam Jameelah’s thought of the Secularism.
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