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.

Author: Goltirg Faugar
Country: Mauritania
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 2 January 2004
Pages: 167
PDF File Size: 7.46 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.13 Mb
ISBN: 137-2-57918-276-6
Downloads: 13345
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tat

Or, when there are attempts at a positive evaluation of the other, then we are drawn to those elements in the other’s religion which are most attractive to us since they are similar to our own tradition. Islam, while recognizing Jesus as a prophet, does not accept Him as a Idmail.

It is apparently a story explaining the existence of some great zuggernaut in Babylonia. That God elected a human family of the flesh was His sovereign prerogative. From such a theological perspective it is not easy to find the right order for listing the three.

Ismail al-Faruqi

I replied to myself that without any doubt it is the word ‘ekhad ‘, meaning one. And there are other ways in which traditional Christian hermeneutics of the Hebrew Bible differs from Jewish understanding. If I understand it right, for Islam Mubammad is not the originator of a religion but a prophet in continuit: However, in Judaic thought at least, we are denied its full realization until the coming of the Messiah.

And when hope cannot take hold, it can become desperate, and can even be transmuted into a kind of anger and bitterness against humanity that it should remain so recalcitrant.

For Augustine, the state is at the same moment an instrument of order and instrument of chaos. Sadly, religion is more often but an expression and servant of that love. The work is indeed a real tribute to this great legendary and prominent figure of 20th century. But this internal, domestic peace was extracted only at a terrible price -the price of international anarchy.

  JBL N2400 PDF

Utopianism, which is idealism without realism, is both inevitably disappointing and in the end 6. I shall remain within the limits of its essential values and not enter into a consideration of the differences of these religions, united as they are in their acceptance of Abrahamic faith and in their considering it to be a source of inspiration and a guide for human life, capable of giving a satisfactory response to the essential problems of man.

Ismail Faruqi spoke at the event. But who is the people of Israel? Islam also related itself to Judaism and Christianity in the most intimate way because, again in its self-understanding, it saw itself standing in great affinity with them. Samuel sees this as a rebellion against God’s rule. As I said regarding Judaism and Islam, even though I feel deep sorrow indeed, I would say deep shame for what has happened- and let us pray that it may never happen again – I am convinced that the best way to make amends for the past is to renew our minds and hearts in that spirit of love which is at the very foundation of our faith and to strive in this spirit with all our strength.

Not that it is our inte. It is a realism that knows that a world as interdependent as ours cannot long remain as unequal as ours. These are represented in what we have called “covenants”.

We ismai submit to Him Qur’an Only when the potential convert persists in his search and insists on becoming a Jew is he circumcised if male and required to immerse himself in the Mikvah ritual bath from which, if he has committed himself to the observance of the Torah, does he emerge as a full-fledged Jew.

For a time during the Middle Ages, Arabic was the language most commonly used among Jewish writers. Judaism- Relations- Islam- Congresses. It is disappointingly little.

Ismail al-Faruqi – Wikipedia

Otherwise it ismai, not be consistent with itself. The Christians who enter it do so with a conscience split between the guilts of colonialism and mission.

Each people has its own world. It is a kinship which extends in time. The power to define reality has traditionally belonged to religion; and it is a power whose responsibility, especially in these times, should bear heavily upon us. As such, the Jews and Christians are people with the true religion. The enormous spiritual force of the great religions that are united in the faith of Abraham.


The Judaic tradition has profound words to speak to our situation especially iu the light of the subject we are discussing.

Although in the course of the centuries many quarrels and hostilities have arisen between Christians and Muslims. The process by which this genocide has been accomplished was cultural, political as well as military.

No fear or grief shall befall them Qur’an 2: History recognizes them as such. The Semitic legacy of religion, Islam holds, began with Noah. The rebirth in question can hardly be a purely spiritual one because in a purely spiritual rebirth, as in Christian baptism, the biological bond between mother and son is not severed.

And for fallen humanity the vast majorityAugustine held that the love which rules cannot be anything else ismwil that “disorderly love” dilectio inordinata which seeks to advance the isjail at the expense of all else. 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. Retrieved from ” https: But with Muslims it is not a matter of a difference of interpretation of a shared text but a rejection by Muslims of the Hebrew Bible faruql transmitted in Judaism.

Views Read Edit View history. Only He has the power to achieve it.

The very fact that it is possible, even if not encouraged, emphasizes the complex and not completely hereditary nature of this election. Thomas, and the trust he had in the fundamental rationality and social creativity of our species.