Impact On Globalization And Globalisation

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Previous generations of Muslims were on the forefront of contributing to medicine, philosophy, architecture and governance among other areas. However, the contemporary Muslim generation seem to face challenge namely identity crisis. According to one dictionary the word ‘crisis’ has three meanings. First, the word means ‘the turning point of a disease for better or worse’ or ‘an intensely painful attack of a disease’. Second the word means ‘a turning point in the course of everything, decisive or crucial time, stage or event. And third, the word means ‘a time of great danger or trouble, often one which threatens to result in unpleasant consequences,’ such as when we speak of ‘an economic crisis.’ Globalization and civilization seem to be taking an unexpected turn: the hegemon that has driven it so far appears to be weakening, succumbing to the competition emanating from elsewhere. Globalization and civilization and their effects on cultural and identity formation have been a major subject of contemporary studies (Appadurai 1996, 2003; Tomlinson 1999 ). While largely visible in the economic sphere as demonstrated by the exchange of goods and services and by the multinational business all over the world, globalization has affected and given rise to the identity crisis and Muslims seemingly not to be escaped from the effect. Samuel Huntington presents identity in a broad scope, in terms of a ‘civilization identity’ defined by common objective elements, like language, history,
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