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Al-Faruqi’s views on selected topics of Ilm al-kalam

Abdul Rahim, Adibah and Kamaruddin, Zuraidah and Awang Abd. Rahman @ Jusoh, Amilah (2018) Al-Faruqi’s views on selected topics of Ilm al-kalam. International Journal of Islamic Thought, 13 (June 2018). pp. 15-22. ISSN 2234-1314 E-ISSN 2289-6023

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The study of Ilm al-kalam is still relevant and meaningful in the modern period of time. It is not outdated rather it has gone through various developments throughout the history in order to cope up with the needs of the age. This paper studies a contemporary approach to ilm al-kalam by a contemporary theologian, Ismail Raji al-Faruqi. It examines al-Faruqi’s distinct approach in comparison to a classical position of ilm al-kalam. In doing so, the study focuses on selected theological issues, namely, the relationship between reason and revelation, the principle of causality, and freewill of choice. After examining those theological issues, the study found that al-Faruqi revitalized the classical position of ilm al-kalam in some respects, thus, presented it in a new dimension. It is observed that al-Faruqi’s approach to Ilm alKalam is very intelligible to the modern mind and to a modern age. Therefore, this study acknowledged his vital contributions in the development of ilm al-kalam.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2231/64841
Uncontrolled Keywords: -Faruqi, Ilm al-Kalam, freewill, Islamic theology, reason and revelation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr Adibah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 23:07
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 10:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64841

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