Al-Faruqi and His Views on Comparative Religion

Engku Alwi, Engku Ahmad Zaki (2010) Al-Faruqi and His Views on Comparative Religion. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 1 (1). pp. 106-119. ISSN 2219-1933

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Abstract

Ismail Raji al-Faruqi was a prominent Muslim scholar who contributes a lot in Muslims progression. He was a pioneer in the development of Islamic studies in America and in interreligious dialogue internationally and an activist who sought to transform the Islamic community at home and abroad. The present article aims at discussing background of al-Faruqi and his views on Comparative Religion. Throughout his life, he succeeds in providing a proper guidance on how to study a religion which is disengagement. Besides that he used to introduce the idea of meta-religion of how to evaluate a religion. Lastly he tend to critique the ideas of the west on studying of other religion.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Comparative religion, Ismail Raji al-Faruqi, Meta-religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Contemporary Islamic Studies
Depositing User: PROF DR ENGKU AHMAD ZAKI ENGKU ALWI
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2014 07:12
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 07:41
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/118

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