Title: Al Tawhid: Its Implications for Thought and Life
Author: Ismail Raji Al-Faruqi
Publisher: The International Institute Of Islamic Thought
If the concept of tawhid is central to Islam and everything Islamic, it is because of its centrality to existence and every thing that exists. Indeed, Islamic science, whether religious, moral or natural is essentially a quest to discover the order underlying the variegated world of multiplicity. The work of al-Shahid Dr. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi on the subject of tawhid entitled Al-Tawhid: Its Implications for Thought and Life thus affords the reader to not only a look on the axial doctrine of Islam but also allows the reader to understand that doctrine from a number of different perspectives.
In the endeavor to explain the simple truths of the doctrine of unity, Dr. al-Faruqi touches upon a broad spectrum of subjects, drawing into his discussions various elements from history, comparative religion, anthropology, philosophy, ethics, epistemology, archeology and other disciplines. As such, his concept of tawhid is rich in the depth of its erudition, abundant in its perception.
Indeed, Al Tawid: Its Implications For Thought and Life is perhaps this work more than any other that reflects the profound and original thought of Dr. al-Faruqi.