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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I hesc five principles arc the core and foundation of all Semitic religiosity. I think both Augustine and Aquinas have something important to teach us.

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All humans are endowed with it without exception; for it comes to them at birth. It is difficult to say. It is also an open invitation farruqi tyranny and suppression of opposition – for the dissidents in this situation go not only against man, but against God. What a person loves, that is what defines their personality and renders their activity coherent – even if that coherence is only one of wrongly placed love. The context is a warning to witnesses, especially in capital cases to be truthful and accurate in their testimony.

And it is a world that has not yet found a way to make itself work!

The second was the relevance of God to His creation. All humans ought to fulfill it since they have been equipped at birth with all that is required to know it. This leads to the final antinomy. The robust monotheism of Islam is well-known.


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But let me return to our main discourse. Foreword We meet today in a climate of tension caused by recent events in Iran. The fifth and last is that humans are responsible and hence subject to judgment; to reward in case of compliance and punishment in case of defiance or violation. Metaphysics and Epistemology of Value Calling non-Muslims to Islam; 2.

However, there have always been through the centuries, thanks to the merciful God to whom we lift up our hearts, examples of mutual understanding and even collaboration. Man is cetlled to live a farqi life, bound to his fellow human beings faruqqi the ideal of peace and brotherhood.

This unity – nay, identity – of the three religions makes the Muslims regard the Jews and Christians as their brothers in faith in, and submission to the one God of all.

Let him observe the issue and see that what he has loved is not a foundation of Jerusalem, but a river of Babylon. For Aquinas too, the rational agreement which can be imsail amongst humans- especially humans of diverse customs and political communities – is fragmentary and precarious.

Put simply, we stand on the threshold of a new world. In sharp distinction from Augustine, from Thomas’ perspective selfishness presupposes society, and society presupposes a political order. Indeed, they are constitutive of the relationship.

This descrepancy was to be understood in terms of a difference in the standard of monotheism as applicable to Jews and to gentiles.


And by doing likewise. For, those to whom the care of an intermediate end pertains should be subject to him to whom the care of the ultimate end belongs, and be directed by his rule.

Ismail al-Faruqi

And it seems to me that these duties could be accepted and practised not only by those of us who are Christians, but also by our Jewish and Muslim brothers: Similarly, no single government – not even one as powerful as the United States – ismali bring the multinational corporation under effective public scrutiny and control. First of all, to persist in demanding that the dream be part of our action.

A deepened reflection of our common bond in Abraham could open up new vistas. Peter, vicar of Christ, the Roman Pontiff, to whom all kings must be subject, just as they are subject to Our Lord Jesus.

There rajl no people but We made them recipients of the message that they owe service to God and avoidance of evil” Qur’an All this puts world religions in a most unique and unprecedented position. There may be those who object that some of these verses are abrogated by a particular type of exegesis. His dissertation was deeply influenced by the phenomenology of Max Scheler —particularly the latter’s notion of axiological intuitionism.