Islam & Western Thought

A Note on Some Recent Western Writing on Islamic Resurgence by Dr. Ibrahim M. Abu Rabi   -


                              Freedom, The Unstated Facts and Points by Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi - In this text, Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi explains the different kinds of freedom in great detail. He dwells on the understanding of Freedom in its different forms that exist before us today.

Islam and Religious Pluralism by Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen   -Liberalism and Pluralism, religious pluralism in the Qur'an and Islam.

                              Islam in European Thought: A Book Review by Dr. Ibrahim M. Abu Rabi - A Book Review of the renowned Arabicist Albert Hourani, by Dr. Ibrahim M. Abu Rabi`, who is Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut, U. S. A. He is also editor of The Muslim World.

                              Philosophy of Science in the Perspective of the Holy Quran by F A Shamsi

                              Philosophy of Science: A Qura'nic Perspective by Dr. Mahdi Gulshani - What appears here is also available in book form titled The Holy Quran and the Science of Nature  published by Global Academic Publishing at Binghamton University. Other chapters from this title will follow, which appeared in the al Tawhid Islamic Journal.

                              Reflections on Islam and Modern Life by Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Islam and modern thought. Definition of modern. Comparison of traditional and modern sciences. Knowledge, modernism, role of man, evolution and society.

                              Science and the Muslim Ummah by Dr. Mahdi Golshani- What appears here is also available in book form titled The Holy Quran and the Science of Nature  published by Global Academic Publishing at Binghamton University. Other chapters from this title will follow, which appeared in the al Tawhid Islamic Journal.

                              Sexual Ethics in Islam and the Western World by Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhari - Islam and traditional sexual ethics, sexual freedom, sexual ethics in modern world, love, sexual discipline, and chastity.

                              Sociology of the Qur'an, Part I-This is the first part of Martyr Murtada Mutahhari's book Society and History (Jami`e wa tarikhh), which is itself a part of his important work Introduction to the Islamic World Outlook (Muqaddameh'i bar jahan bini‑ye Islami). In this section on society, the author discusses various viewpoints regarding the relationship between individual and society, and explains the Qur'anic viewpoint. Then he goes on to discuss such issues as social freedom and determinism, class division and social polarization, social pluralism and homogeneity, and the future of human societies. The second part of the book about history and the philosophy of history from the viewpoint of the Qur'an will appear 'in sha' Allah in the future issues of Al‑Tawhid.

                              Sociology of the Qur'an, Part II by Murtadha Mutahhari - This is the second part of Martyr Murtada Mutahhari's book Society and History (Jami'e wa tarikh), of which the first part appeared in the last issue (Vol. I, No. 3). In the first part on society, the author explained the Qur'anic viewpoint about society. Here in the second part, he discusses the problems of philosophy of history and enters into somewhat elaborate statement of the philosophy of historical mater­ialism and criticism of its main doctrines. The third part of the book, which also relates to the problems of history, discusses Islam's philoso­phy of history in relation to the positions of other schools of thought.                              

The Causes responsible for Materialism in the West by Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhari - What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature?Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.

                              The Divine Cultural Revolution by Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Behesht
                              The Problem of Contradiction in Islamic Philosophy by Murtadha Mutahhari
                              Theocracy and Democracy by Muhammad Taqi Ja'fari