Professor Ismail Raji al Faruqi was a co-founder of International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS). Results 1 – 12 of 18 The Essence of Islamic Civilization (Occasional Paper) (Occasional Papers Series). Jan 1, by Ismail Raji Al-Faruqi and Anas S. Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi (January 1, – May 27, ) was a Palestinian- American philosopher who spent several years at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, then.

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Ismail al-Faruqi

Therefore, it is necessary to take precautions against aggression and the self-aggrandizement of neighbors. The faith of Abraham, who is rightly considered by our three religions as “the father of our faith”, will be the subject of my reflections.

Compare rwji to equal- and allow others to define themselves. The first antinomy realizes that though Man is universal, men are particular.

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We in religion have the power to legitimate or to de-legitimate secular rule. Islam affirms that God did not leave mankind entirely to its own resources in the matter of acknowledging Faguqi as God and Creator. Remember me on this computer.

The marvelous exposition of the story of the Tower of Babel found in the book of Genesis by Reinhold Niebuhr sharply and clearly illustrates the antinomy and tragedy of good intentions frequently resulting in tragedy.

The Jewish view of Christianity and Islam must therefore be understood in the context of Judaism’s understanding of itself.

He recognized that the crisis of imail modern world was the crisis of knowledge. This was a novel undertaking, unprecedented in AAR history. This leads to the paradoxical assertion that a “secular” state whose laws and policies are provisional, open to compromise and change is more “religious”than a “religious”state.

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But are the life and suffering of those millions of Muslims not equally worthy of concern’! I shall remain within the limits of its essential values and not enter into a consideration of the differences of these religions, united as they are in their acceptance of Abrahamic faith and in their considering it to be a source of inspiration and a guide faji human life, capable of giving a satisfactory response to the essential problems of man.

One can observe that while the means for securing well-being and an easier, more comfortable and pleasurable existence have increased, human happiness has not automatically increased; indeed, in many cases it has diminished to a preoccupying extent.

Second, being a reaffirmation and re-crystallization of the Semitic religious tradition, Islam had to relate itself to all Semitic religions, i. The fifth and last is that humans garuqi responsible and hence subject to judgment; to reward in case of compliance and punishment in case of defiance or violation. Yet there can fwruqi no significant life without some form of political organization. The religious wish that Islam entertains regarding Judaism and Christianity is therefore the same wish entertained by countless Jews and Christians across the ages.

The result is that both institutions are now having difficulty with precisely those national communities which were so instrumental in their establishment. Islam identified itself with the religion of nature Quran 2: From time to time we have a taste of what human life can be.

If men were not sinful, there would be no need for the nation state. Moreover, Islam acknowledges all Jews raj Christians to have received from God messages through their prophet’s teaching of the same lesson, so that if, per impo.

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If conversion to Judaism is possible – as it is – it becomes a possibility by means of a kind of miracle. It does mean that we must all become more equal. Finally, I asked myself: The Sacred Books themselves exhort us to set out resolutely on the open roads of encounter; they speak to each of us who consider the corner-stone of our religious encounter to be Abrahamic faith in the One God. It was a kind of domestic peace– the peace of the victors over the vanquished, cemented by the envy which the vanquished held for the victors, together with their desire to be like their overlords and not like themselves.


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The Judaic tradition has profound words to speak to our situation especially iu the light of the subject we are discussing. So we rraji our national leaders of “lacking leadership”, when the truth is iskail no nation alone can lead the way it used to.

Thou wishest to be feared by thy inferior; fear Him Who is greater than thou. War remained their final court of appeal. The very fact that it is possible, even if not encouraged, emphasizes the complex and not completely hereditary nature of this election. Rahman reminisced in that al-Faruqi’s blunt anti-Zionism and his refusal to play the detached scholar “frightened” his McGill colleagues. And reason is social; it is actualized only in the talking of ak.

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And the only certainty left to us is that of naked suffering, common to all, intermingling its roots with those of a stubborn hope.