A Study of Worldviews: Islām and the Modern West, Part III: The Reign of Quantity

In the previous part, the notion of what I call ontological apathy was explored, which occurs when the reality of our place as humans in relation to God and nature is dissolved. In the worldview of Islām, we operate with the hierarchy of “ontology-epistemology-axiology-politics-economics,” and I have asserted that in the modern West, this hierarchy is inverted and thus it moves in the opposite direction, “economics-politics-axiology-epistemology-ontology,” which is what we will examine in more detail. Continue reading A Study of Worldviews: Islām and the Modern West, Part III: The Reign of Quantity

A Study of Worldviews: Islām and the Modern West, Part II: Ontological Apathy

This article is part two of a series, you can find the part one here and part three here .  In the last part, we established how the Islāmic civilization is built on a worldview that deems ontology as the highest determinative factor. This ontology, or pure metaphysics as Guénon calls it, concerns the Ultimate Reality, Allāh, and how everything else is contingent upon Him. … Continue reading A Study of Worldviews: Islām and the Modern West, Part II: Ontological Apathy

A Study of Worldviews: Islām and the Modern West, Part I: Inversion

How do we make sense of reality? This is inarguably the most difficult question one can pose because it amounts to giving an explanation of everything. Even if we concede to the Heideggerian claim that metaphysics is inevitably nihilism, nihilism’s fundamental claim that there is no such thing as reality does constitute itself as an explanation of everything (which to them is nothing!) regardless of whether we agree or disagree with it. Continue reading A Study of Worldviews: Islām and the Modern West, Part I: Inversion

近代性という「猛獣」を手懐ける―イスラーム的アプローチ―

ティモシー・ウィンター教授としても知られるアブドゥルハキーム・ムラド師は「虎を乗りこなす」という表現を用いて、近代性から退却するのではなく、敵対的あるいは友好的なアプローチをもって立ち向かうことを論じた。 Continue reading 近代性という「猛獣」を手懐ける―イスラーム的アプローチ―

Dekonstrukcija zapadnih predstava o političkom islamu

Za zapadne posmatrače je nepoželjno postojanje političkog djelovanja sa metafizičkim referencama, jer je upečatljiva karakteristika savremenog doba to što je ono desakralizirano. Budući da je tako, islamsko političko djelovanje se, skoro po klišeu, posmatra u vezi sa bremenitim i analitički beskorisnim terminima kao što su „radikalizam“ i „fundamentalizam“. U najgorem slučaju, u vladajućim predstavama je politički islam – patologija. Paradigmatski primjer za to je teza … Continue reading Dekonstrukcija zapadnih predstava o političkom islamu

Deconstructing the Reconstruction: Analyzing Iqbalian Discourse  

A Book Review of The Reconstruction of Religious Thought by Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Known as the spiritual father of the “idea of Pakistan” and “Hakeem-ul-Ummat (sage of Ummah),” Allama Sir Muhammed Iqbal commands a profound impact on the Muslim intellectual tradition. Continue reading Deconstructing the Reconstruction: Analyzing Iqbalian Discourse