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Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Islam and the Problem of Israel: Zionism as Religion (1)

- From CHAPTER VII:: "Zionism as Religion" in Ismail Raji al Faruqi, “Islam and the Problem of Israel”, Islamic Council of Europe (1980) A. The Romantic Base of all Zionists Born out of Europe's Romantic lapse and anti-Jewish pogroms, Zionism... Read More

Islam and the Problem of Israel: Jewish Universalism and Ethnocentrism (0)

- From Chapter 6: "Jewish Universalism and Ethnocentrism" in Ismail Raji al Faruqi, “Islam and the Problem of Israel”, Islamic Council of Europe (1980) A. Distinguishing the Revelation from Its Text From the standpoint of Islam, there can be... Read More

On the Nature of Islamic Da’wah (4)

- Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, has commanded the Muslim: "Call men unto the path of your Lord by wisdom and goodly counsel. Present the cause to them through argument yet more sound" (Qur'an 16: 125). Da'wah is the fulfilment of this commandment "to... Read More

The Ismail Faruqi Award Presentation Ceremony (1)

- Anwar Ibrahim This bi-annual award to IIU scholars who produce outstanding, excellent and exemplary academic work was established in honour of the memory of al-marhum Professor Ismail Raji al-Faruqi who, during his lifetime, had made profound and... Read More

Islam on Its Own Terms: The Contribution of Isma’il al-Faruqi (1)

- Ralph Braibanti, Duke University In his teaching of Islam the late Dr. Isma'il al-Faruqi had little patience with the anthropomorphic approach with which most comparative religion is taught. He believed there must be faith, belief, and commitment... Read More

Islam and the Problem of Israel: The Romantic Relapse of Europe (0)

- From Chapter 4: "The Romantic Relapse of Europe" in Ismail Raji al Faruqi, "Islam and the Problem of Israel", Islamic Council of Europe (1980) A. Russian Pogroms The prognosis of the last paragraph (Chapter III) was the reality on the American... Read More