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By Imtiyaz Yusuf

Born in Palestine in 1921, Professor Isma‘il Raji al Faruqi was once a tremendous determine in Islamic reports and overseas interfaith discussion. he's remembered as an highbrow, a thinker, and a pioneering authority in comparative religion.

A prolific author, defined as a ‘creative mind’, al Faruqi observed God because the merely strategy to comprehend fact, laying the principles for a brand new interpretation of the Islamic proposal of Tawhid (oneness of God). Al Faruqi used to be one of many founding fathers and the 1st President of the overseas Institute of Islamic idea (IIIT), an highbrow discussion board which promotes and helps learn initiatives and cultural occasions and publishes scholarly works in relation to the Islamic World.

We dwell in an period while the Islamic international is creating a variety of makes an attempt to redefine itself and to grapple with the demanding situations of modernity, technological growth and globalization. many faculties of proposal - a few conventional and revivalist, others a extra direct reaction to the advancements within the details age - have emerged that search to put glossy Islam in the context of this swiftly altering modern global. Exploring and defining the

relationship among faith and information was once the centre-piece of the information of Isma‘il Raji al Faruqi. A unusual twentieth-century Arab-American pupil of Islam, al Faruqi formulated principles that experience made significant contributions to the Islam and modernity discourse.

This book’s exploration of the interplay among Islam and information takes in not just a philosophical exam of this dating, but in addition the ways that an Islamic standpoint can relate to our figuring out of technology, the humanities, structure, expertise and an entire diversity of alternative knowledgebased fields of enquiry. Many amazing scholars

have contributed to this illuminating quantity, together with Seyyed Hossein Nasr, John Esposito,

Charles Fletcher and others, generating a physique of perception and viewpoint so one can end up a necessary reference element either for students of Islam in addition to scholars of philosophy and comparative religion.

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