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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All those who belonged to the Semitic tradition acknowledged these principles regardless of whether they observed them or not in their everyday lives. And the only certainty left to us is that of naked suffering, common to all, intermingling its roots with those of a stubborn hope.

These groups should take the lead in promoting the brotherhood of man which is still to be realized. They do not accept the complete Bible, judging there to be falsifications and distortions in it.

It is not ethically improper to love one’s spouse, one’s children, one’s brothers and sisters, one’s grandparents and grandchildren, one’s uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces because they are the relatives. Self-interest, for Aquinas, if perceived accurately, carries us not to individual selfishness but to “the common good”.

Recognition of this truth is of his faith. He refused to invoke fire from heaven as some of his disciples one day asked Him to do; He said to them: They enter into a promise to respect boundaries and to work together when necessary. Yet there can be no significant life without some form of political organization. Justice and equity are as much involved here as in any other human transaction. To love them for their wisdom or piety or achievement is worthy but additional.

Skip to main content. The state is indispensible, otherwise the threat of internal chaos and defenseless resistance to aggression will overwhelm the people. The Christian-Muslim dialogue has failed precisely because these prerequisites were absent. No Judaism is therefore possible without the people of Israel.

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IS ; “To each is a goal to gaji God turns him; then strive together as in a race towards all that is good, Wheresoever you are, God wiii bring you together. By definition, it admits of no exception. With Christianity there is the important advantage of the common Scripture but there is the problem ofthe Trinity.


A religion’s attitude toward Muslims who constitute almost a quarter ofthe human race cannot depend upon the opinion of a scholar or theologian whose authority is by nature limited.

He wrote over articles for various scholarly journals and magazines in addition to 25 books, of the most notable being Christian Ethics: Its purpose was rapprochement and mutual understanding between the three Abrahamic faiths.

But this internal, domestic peace was extracted only at a terrible price -the price of international anarchy. Islamics, history of religion and phenomenology of religion, Islamic educational movement, and interreligious dialogue see pp.

We are trying to make the real world better – not some imaginary or ideal place.

It stands midway between the fullness of being which is God, and that lesser thing which is the material world.

Man must dream the dream of a universal harmony. Not that it is our inte.

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Religion should remind us that we are men and not gods; that we are limited in our achievements -though unlimited in our pretensions. The Pope sent an emissary to the Iranian ruler appealing for the release of those taken as hostages at the embassy of the United States in Tehran.

One of the reasons for this human condition of dissatisfaction to which we could add the wide area of problems stretching from misery to injustice, to hatred, to denial of libertyindeed, we would say the fundamental reason from which man’s profound unease and dissatisfaction and those other problems follow, ismaill that the world of today has, to a great extent, turned away from God and from His Law, and considers that it is sufficient to itself.

At least as European and North American Christians, our task is to persuade our fellow countrymen ak the tasks of a new realism, a new way of life that is brought under the discipline of a more equal world.

In fact, any tolerance or leniency on this point is tantamount to denying the normativeness of the divine Unity, and hence to sharing in the failure. Firstly, a rabbinical teaching: When men can establish covenants to iemail music or to fly to the moon- they will also be more likely to promote covenants which will to a modicum, at least, bridge over the barriers of nation. Since it is clear to Maimonides that the redemption that awaits Israel at the end of time will be accompanied by the redemption of the rest of humanity, the spread of messianism in its Christian and Muslim forms is an integral part of the movement of history according to God’s plan.

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Another says, it is a grand thing ismaol be a soldier; all farmers fear those who are a, are subservient to them, tremble at them.

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Al-Faruqi viewed the existence of Israel as an affront towards the religion of Judaism due to its state ideology of Zionism. Moreover, candid respect of the other faiths by each party is equally a necessity. The word shalom means totality; it means the untrammeled free growth of the soul.

Al-Faruqi’s sojourn in Pakistan did little to alter his doctrine of urubah. No ethic is useful if it fails to recognize the factors operating in the situation to which the faith- communities address themselves.

I did not hesitate for a moment before crying out with all my voice: But God is not indifferent to the faith and conduct of other peoples either. The second antinomy affirms that the creation of the nation-state is 2. From a historical perspective Islam “begins” in the seventh century of the Christian era. For all other animals nature has prepared food, hair for covering, teeth, horns, claws as means of defense, or at least speed of flight.

Otherwise it would not be consistent with itself. He said that the injustice caused by Zionism is such as to necessitate war. If I say “Judaism-Christianity-Islam”, the implication is that of developmental history.

Doubtless, at times this has exceeded the bounds of the permissible. However, because of the frozenness of Arabic lexicography and syntax since the revelation of the Qur’an, exegesis can indeed establish its conclusions critically.