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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And for fallen humanity the vast majorityAugustine held that the love which rules cannot be anything else than that “disorderly love” dilectio inordinata which seeks to advance the self at the expense of all else. The state is indispensible, otherwise the threat of internal chaos and defenseless resistance to aggression will overwhelm the raaji.

It has absolutely nothing to show for itself: But men are sinful and therefore the coercive power of the government is a necessity.

They are the guardians of the historical myths which enrich the culture of the community. Another says, it is a grand thing to be a soldier; all farmers fear those who are soldiers, are subservient to them, tremble at them.

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It also posits the existence of a diversity of peoples. No fear or grief shall befall them Qur’an 2: The other danger is cynicism which posits that nothing can be done to improve and ameliorate human evils. The swords will be beaten into ploughshares from time to time but in historical time, not all swords can be turned into useful implements. Thomas about what may still be possible when the full dimensions of our predicament become clear.


We ought not to reject that demand. We can think, for example, in the high Middle Ages of the Toledo conversations and of those at Cordoba, where, in the very palace of the Archbishop, Christians, Muslims and Jews met together in discussion.

This was clearly recognized by Judaism almost from the very inception of these two religions. The unity sought becomes a unity which crushes opposition and increases human misery. The most suotle and inter- esting exposition of this view is found in the various writings of Professor Gershom Scholem. Both institutions were set up by the advanced industrial nations.

As we face such a future, hierarchies, titles, honors are reduced to what they are in reality: Any other form of consciousness and identity was a distortion created by colonial penetration al-Faruqi, Southern Lebanon s innocent citizens have been bombarded by the most destructive weapons – napalm and cluster bombs – generously given by a nation committed 10 the so-called Judea- Christian moral tradition.

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

And it makes for a stark picture of limits to the moral expectations we can reasonably hold for international life. I did not have to search for long: For example, one man loves to practice farming, to grow rich by it, to employ his mind on it, to get his pleasure from it. However, it is clear that the United Nations at the moment at ismaio represents the interests of the dominant powers or the numerical majority.

The family was declared by God an intrinsic order of creation.

Moreover, Islam taruqi condemned the Jewish people in toto, since the critical verses stand side by side with those others which justify the Jews. This is a reality that gives us enormous encouragement. In Jewish mysticism even God is in exile. First of all, to persist in demanding that the dream be part of our action.


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And this crisis, al-Faruqi thought, could only be cured via a new synthesis of all knowledge in an Islamic epistemological framework. But it did this only by producing the international sy’stem as a system of perpetual instability and war.

When he has honestly given witness to his faith and reached the frontier of the human conscience, the apostle be he Christian, Muslim, or whatever must leave to that conscience the full right of decision, excluding any form ismaio constriction, be it open or hidden.

By talking together we enter a world of shared meanings, and so come to order and make sense out of our life. It does not mean that we must all become alike. It is also man’s particularity that procliams God’s grandeur. It provides one mainstream in Christian thought about the state.

In his book, On Arabism: Thomas, and the trust he had in the fundamental rationality and social creativity of our species. For Augustine, we rwji to discipline our moral expectations, and to act only from within that discipline.