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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Arab nationalism and non-Arab Islamic revivalism. For Augustine, the state is at the same moment an instrument of order and instrument of chaos.

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But let me return to our main discourse. I raui happy to give it, not only because the invitation comes from sincere “friends of God”, but also because I am convinced that the theme on which I have been invited to speak corresponds to a deeply felt need in the world of today: It gives others a way of getting hold of us.

The doctrine of the Trinity weakened but did not fatally injure the oneness of God. Yet not one man is identical with his fellow man. Or again, even the most powerful nations can no longer ismsil, by themselves, the patterns of their own energy use.

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Between our religions there have been too many periods of separation and silence. Indeed, a Muslim holds that he needs no intermediary between himself and God. The family was declared by God an intrinsic order of creation. Rather the human is primarily a passionate being, a being of will- or, more simply, a creature driven by love dilectio.

The second was the relevance of God to His creation. Urubah and Religionhe argued that urubah comprises the core identity and set of values which embrace all Muslims, a single community of believers ummah. Harvard University The ground rules for viewing other traditions and their adherents are simple and far-reaching: Hope disciplines our private lives to hear and respond to the demand for justice by the oppressed.

Perhaps it should also be mentioned that the charge of being responsible for the death of Jesus and therefore of deicide was never raised in Islam and that this also contributes to a less tense relationship with Islam.


These groups should take the lead in promoting the brotherhood of man which is still to be realized. No matter how humans may have denied their humanity by refusing to perceive the truth of God, of His transcendence and unity, they were duly informed and warned by a messenger whom God had sent to them to teach them that truth in their own tongue and idiom Qur’an And when hope cannot take hold, it can become desperate, and can even be transmuted into a kind of anger and bitterness against humanity that it should remain so recalcitrant.

They were convinced that ignorance and misunderstanding, the twin feeders of inter-religious hostility, ought to be rajj off by a serious return to dialogue. The other tradition stretches back to Thomas Aquinas, and behind him to Aristotle and the classical idea of the polis as a res publica.

We can best preserve peace – by being ready for war. The self is thus either hopelessly diverse or prematurely closed.

And that determines the final relationship between religious and secular authority. The result is that both institutions ismial now having difficulty with precisely those national communities which were so instrumental in their establishment.

It needs the firmer cement of authority. Compare equal to equal- and allow others to define themselves. Again we are at a paradox. While not excluding an openness to conversion, Judaism would not, I think, nromally consider itself missionary in the same sense.

Natural religion is absolutely normative for all humans. In this incident, the political philosophy of faruq nation-state is enunciated.

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It still has nothing. The appointment of the king is necessary to protect the people from the Philistine invaders. In order to challenge al-Faruqi’s Arabo-centric views of Islam, and to broaden his scope of understanding the ummahinRahman arranged a two-year appointment for him in Pakistan at the Central Institute of Islamic Research.

It stands midway between the fullness of being which is God, and that lesser rxji which is the material world. This was a novel undertaking, unprecedented in AAR history. Both Arab nationalists and non-Arab Muslim intellectuals shunned al-Faruqi’s agenda to bring non-Arab Muslims and non-Muslim Arabs together through urubah. Ismallhe has published more than 45 book reviews.

One cannot convert to being someone’s descendant. The taji wish that Islam entertains regarding Judaism and Christianity is therefore the same wish entertained by countless Jews and Christians across the ages.


Peter, vicar of Christ, the Roman Pontiff, to whom all kings must be subject, just as they are subject to Our Lord Jesus. Al-Faruqi’s early emphasis was on Arabism as the vehicle of Islam and Muslim identity.

Let us rct1ect again, with joy, on some of the most positive and encouraging of these texts. He is told indeed by God “Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them,” ibid, 6: For there is between states no common agreement as to their lives, no common arbiter over their system of admirations, and so no agreement as to those who are to be admired and regarded as authoritative.

The creation of the state of Israel and iemail continuous hostility this had engendered between Jewry and the Muslim World prevented ismali religious dialogue from taking place. Thomas, writings that influenced one another and contributed not a little to the forming of medieval civilization. Without this rational core, there can be no shared human perception of things, no common valuings and, consequently, no continuing order or coherence within which the will can take hold, have an intention, and follow through from means to ends.

Modern technology, transportation and communication are making it more and more possible for humans to change territories at will. Religious groups should help resist efforts at levelling of all men and should encourage the particularistic as well as the universalistic dimensions of human life.

The Koran Interpreted, a translation by A. The Christians who enter it do so with a conscience split between the guilts of colonialism and mission. It is the task of the prophet to call to task the political leader who identifies his that is the political leader’s interests with universal interests.

Even the Romans, jealous of the imperial authority that they regarded as invested with divine power, had to accept Jewish insistence rajii to God alone was reserved a name “which had no equal”.