Islamization of Knowledge: Literature, Corrupted Knowledge, and the Revealed Knowledge of Islam
Islam is a way of life. It is the path which has been lighted and shown to all people, whether they choose to walk on it or not. Islam belongs to the Muslims, and those who take care to see the lighted path will undoubtedly find it remarkably straightforward and uncomplicated in all aspects.
The Dictionary1 defines Islam as the religious faith of Muslims, based on the words and religious system founded by the prophet Muhammad and taught by the Koran, the basic principle of which is absolute submission to a unique and personal God, Allah.
As Muslims are very much aware of, the Koran as well as the Hadiths show clear principles and within the principles there are things which are forbidden and things which are permissible. In between there are also the things which are neither forbidden nor are they permissible, they are normal activities which do not invoke religious infidelity and disloyalty to Islam in any way nor do they invoke great merit. This is Revealed Knowledge, as opposed to the West’s corrupted knowledge which will be looked at and analyzed in greater depth through these short stories.
One of the stories that are used in close scrutiny is ‘Confessing’ by Guy de Maupassant. Guy de Maupassant, French, was one of the most quoted short story writers. He was born in Normandy in the year 1850 and died in 1893 from syphilis. He was declared insane and died in an asylum. He created many literary works in his lifetime, more than 200, which were in French and then translated into English and other languages for others to enjoy. Gustave Flaubert, also very well known, was Maupassant’s mentor. Maupassant's major works include A Life (1883), The Rondoli Sisters (1884), and Le Horla (1887) among many others.2 His stories were about class injustices, bureaucracy, and much of life’s harsh reality. Many of his short stories featured women who were strong, unfairly born...