Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #60

Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

Consider the following profound meditation on ‘the maxim of unicity’ (kalimat-tawheed):

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Extract taken from William C. Chittick’s The Self-Disclosure or God: Principles of ibn al-‘Arabi’s Cosmology (Albany: SUNY Press, 1998, pp.9-10).

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Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #29

Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

Many people who continue to claim that they are worshiping the old God will twist his teachings so that he also seems to be telling us to serve the new gods.

William C. Chittick, Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul: The Pertinence of Islamic Cosmology in the Modern World (2007)

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BOOK: Islam’s Quantum Question

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Here is the description of the above book as appearing on Amazon:

In secular Europe the veracity of modern science is almost always taken for granted. Whether they think of the evolutionary proofs of Darwin or of spectacular investigation into the boundaries of physics conducted by CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, most people assume that scientific enquiry goes to the heart of fundamental truths about the universe. Yet elsewhere, science is under siege. In the USA, Christian fundamentalists contest whether evolution should be taught in schools at all. And in Muslim countries like Tunisia, Egypt, Pakistan and Malaysia, a mere 15% of those recently surveyed believed Darwin’s theory to be ‘true’ or ‘probably true’. This thoughtful and passionately argued book contends absolutely to the contrary: not only that evolutionary theory does not contradict core Muslim beliefs, but that many scholars, from Islam’s golden age to the present, adopted a worldview that accepted evolution as a given. Guessoum suggests that the Islamic world, just like the Christian, needs to to take scientific questions – ‘quantum questions’ – with the utmost seriousness if it is to recover its true heritage and integrity. In its application of a specifically Muslim perspective to important topics like cosmology, divine action and evolution, the book makes a vital contribution to debate in the disputed field of ‘science and religion’.

Interested readers can download a copy (in PDF format) of this important book from here.

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RMCR: Ramadhan 2012 – Day 28

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Ramadhan 2012 is now over, and I have just posted the twenty-eight of what will, God-Willing (insha’Allah), be thirty entries on the RRMCR journal.

Interested readers are invited to post constructive comments and feedback.

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