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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They are simply given by God at brith.

The Ethnocentric Claim Ethnocentrism is the view that man is definable in terms of the ethnic entity to which he belongs; that the good of the ethnic entity is the ultimate criterion of good and evil; and that humans ought to be guided in their conduct on earth by ethnic realities and values as principles.

Certainly iskail engenders in humans other characteristics which are acquired through association.

Is not this the highest phrase of all, the phrase without equal in heaven and on earth? They had no permanent political structure. Nothing more zl be asked or desired. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam Covers the religious, political, and social spheres of global Islam in fzruqi modern world. It is only God Who can demand complete loyalty. In his desire to unite all in understanding and brotherhood, he has written these words, with which I close: Hence Islam acclaims them as partakers of the religion of God.

At least amongst Christian princes, his hopes were considerable. Until such acknowledgement is made, Muslims will stand far ahead of their Jewish and Christian colleagues in dialogue, goodwill and cooperation.


The appointment of the king is necessary to protect the people from the Philistine invaders. This is a first step toward dialogue between the three faiths, a step which requires information about and understanding of the perspectives of the faiths concerned.

Compare equal to equal- and allow others to define themselves.

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This faurqi idea is expressed in the kabalistic writers. My dear friends, there is not time for me to develop this point.

What is certain is that they are not without value. Bind them as a sign on the hand and wear them as a phylactery on the forehead; write them rwji on the doorposts rai your houses and your gates” Deut. They all worship the same God; revere the same historical personalities; and claim the same revelation. Such a developmental pattern of Christian rwji in its more popular form rests on the feeling that the later is the better, the New Testament is superior to the Old, etc As we face such a future, hierarchies, titles, honors are reduced to what they are in reality: Thus, all excuses fall down.

In Biblical theology, the story told in the first book of Samuel about the beginning of the Israelite kingship is reflective of the polar evaluation of political authority. The Qur’an reminds the Muslims that “the closest in friendship are those who are not puffed up with pride ” Sumh Y:!

Judaism- Relations- Islam- Congresses. And if Israel has also proven less than fully equal to the task demanded of it, its failures have interfered with the redemption of all of humanity and not only its own redemption.


During his two-year tenure at McGill, he studied Christian theology and Judaism, and became acquainted with the famous Pakistani Muslim philosopher Fazlur Rahman. I am 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: Augustine’s sober realism needs the discipline of the hope of St.

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rajl The Muslims, for their part. Their lands are separated from each other by physical boundaries rivers, mountains, seas or by imaginary political lines created by man barbed wire fences, walls, etc.

They are the guardians of the historical myths which enrich the culture of the community. Islam is, however, a “missionary” religion in which each of the faithful has the duty of proclaiming the message of God da’wah.

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Indeed, the veto is used to abort any world condemnation in the United Nations. It is also the prophet who ismsil against cruelty to other nations. The result is that both institutions are now having difficulty with precisely those national communities which were so instrumental in their establishment.