[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
Main Menu
About ARIA::
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
Search in website

Advanced Search
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
:: Volume 4, Issue 17 (12-2015) ::
کیمیای هنر 2015, 4(17): 130-133 Back to browse issues page
The Place of Philosophy of Islam in the History of Knowledge and its Role Today in the Modern World Falsafa-e-Islam
Rasheed Araeen *
Abstract:   (4371 Views)

The present crisis of the Muslim world is not entirely due to external forces but also what is internal within the common understanding of Islam. Internally, it is not only theological or religious but essentially philosophical. While the West denies Islam its place within mainstream philosophical system, there has not been adequate attention paid to this by the Islamic scholarship itself and then to assert Islam’s historical place and role within the history of philosophy. However, I do not separate philosophy from religion, but it is important to emphasise the central role of philosophy of Islam in the history of human knowledge. This role has been somewhat marginalized or has become submerged under the weight of the primacy of and emphasis on religious ceremonies, which are essential but they are only a way of reaching what Qur’an demands from us in relation to humanity at large. It is in fact due to the somewhat forgetfulness of this fundamental responsibility that most of the Muslim world seems to have now fallen into the abyss of pathetic condition of ignorance (jehalit), confusion and disillusionment. This abyss is so deep that mere dedication to fundamental religious practices, or what have become obsessive ceremonies, cannot save us from what may be an impending catastrophe. Only true knowledge, of ourselves and others, can lead us not only to the true path of our salvation as Muslims but also of humanity as a whole.

Full-Text [PDF 227 kb]   (1598 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/06/18 | Accepted: 2016/06/18
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML     Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Araeen R. The Place of Philosophy of Islam in the History of Knowledge and its Role Today in the Modern World Falsafa-e-Islam. کیمیای هنر 2015; 4 (17) :130-133
URL: http://kimiahonar.ir/article-1-601-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 4, Issue 17 (12-2015) Back to browse issues page
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 37 queries by YEKTAWEB 4657