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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Side by side with the Jews and Muslims, namely the brothers and sisters who share my personal adherence to the faith of Abraham, there exist millions of men and women I do not hesitate to say hundreds of millions belonging to non-Abrahamic religions – such as Hindus, Buddhists, Shintoists, Confucianists, etc.

Click here to sign up. What resources exist in our respective traditions that can serve as counterbalance to that violence of words and deeds which may be ismali in a symbol system where salvation is victory – and hence, there are the vanquished. This is a reality that gives us enormous encouragement.

Samuel sees this as a rebellion against God’s rule. But although we live transnationally we have not evolved effective instruments of transnational rule.

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Prof al Ismajl made a lasting contribution to the study of Islam and religion relevant to the contemporary times.

Between our religions there have been too many periods of separation and silence. He can be reached at: The Level of the Semitic Tradition Unlike the first level on which Islam regards the Jews and Christians as de jure possessors of true religion necessarily, i. They all worship the same God; revere the same historical personalities; and sl the same revelation.

The self is thus either hopelessly diverse or prematurely closed. To open does not, of course, mean to impose! That God elected a human family of the flesh was His sovereign prerogative.

Indeed, a Muslim holds that he needs no intermediary between himself and God. All this was built upon Augustine’s view of the human ismaul. The third level confronted the Jews and Christians in their Judaism and Christianity head on, and declared them justified in the eye of God.


When will the gains stop?

It is an awesome and terrible responsibility. I did not hesitate for a moment before crying out with all my voice: Arab nationalism and non-Arab Islamic revivalism.

Al-Faruqi viewed the existence of Israel as an affront towards the religion of Judaism due to its state ideology of Zionism. The barrenness of this history in modern times puts the achievement of the MJCC in very speciallight, a light which becomes all the brighter when we consider the world’s dire need for mutual understanding between the three faiths.

The French existentialist Albert Camus spoke eloquently of this. Certainly we must study the past and learn from it, but life must above all ql to the present and to the future. We have heard the distinguished speakers tell us what some Jews and Christians have said about Islam and the Muslims.

Subscriber Services Contact Us Help. Faruqi regarded anti-Semitism as one more European disease which Muslims had caught by sleeping with the West, and which a return to true Islam would eradicate. Moreover, to understand humans as reasoning-beings means also to understand them as member of a common or public discourse.

In that task, we can learn from St. These two religions – Christianity and Islam – therefore stand in a special relationship to Judaism and Judaism stands in a special relationship to them.

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The author is saying that it takes terrestrial reality seriously because it takes God seriously. Established Islamic studies programs, recruited and trained Muslim students, organized Muslim professionals, and was an active participant in international ecumenical dialogue.

Yet, it is also the role- or perhaps chiefly the role – of the spokemen of the Deity to warn against the inevitable pretensions of the political leaders to illegitimately enlarge their power and to exploit their people. Daji it has equally praised the Christians for their humility and altruism, their fear of God, and has declared them closest to the Muslims by their warm practice of neighborly rajk 5: We are bound by our limitations – but not paralyzed by them.

Utopianism, which is idealism without realism, is both inevitably disappointing and in the end 6. The Orientals would say: Where was, and where is the human conscience fqruqi the West that is outraged today at Iran’s seizure of the hostages?


Regarded the political, economic, and religio-cultural malaise of the Islamic community as a product of the bifurcated state of education in the Muslim world, which has resulted in a loss of identity and world vision. I would rai to them, if it were necessary, that there is a wider exegesis that is no less orthodox and ismaiil according to this exegesis the abrogation theory only applies to verses of a normative nature considered in strict relationship to precise factual events.

Believed the cure was the compulsory study of Islamic civilization and the Islamization of modern knowledge. The modern world, even if it has been enriched with many exterior values which one would not wish to despise in any way has nevertheless become spititually impoverished to a disturbing degree.

The Jewish standards are more stringent as in many other requirements than those applicable to gentiles so that one and the same belief can constitute idolatry for Jews and not for gentiles. It does take the terrestrial realities seriously”.

Justice and equity are as much involved here as in any other human transaction. The prophets of Israel who criticize the king mercilessly represent the critique of religion of the pretensions of political power.

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For Augustine, the human person is not fundamentally rational. Obviously no greater justification can be found or given. God is a God oft he present; as He finds you, so He takes you and accepts you. It is also possible to establish occurrence of them outside raju family. All men are created in the image of God.

Palestinians were driven from their fwruqi home en masse by Zionists or Western Jews seeking to capture a land and empty it of its people in order to repopulate it by strangers.