Synopsis of “Al Tawhid: Its Implications for Thought and Life”

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Al-Tawhid: Its Implications for Thought and Life

Title: Al Tawhid: Its Implications for Thought and Life
Author: Ismail Raji Al-Faruqi
Publisher: The International Institute Of Islamic Thought
ISBN: 0912463805
Pages: 237
Edition: Paperback


If the concept of tawhid is central to Islam and everything Islamic, it is because of its centrality to existence and everything that exists. Indeed, Islamic science, whether religious, moral or natural is essentially a quest to discover the order underlying the variegated world of multiplicity. The work of al-Shahid Dr Ismail Raji al-Faruqi on the subject of tawhid entitled Al-Tawhid: Its Implications for Thought and Life thus affords the reader to not only a look on the axial doctrine of Islam but also allows the reader to understand that doctrine from a number of different perspectives.

In the endeavor to explain the simple truths of the doctrine of unity, Dr. al-Faruqi touches upon a broad spectrum of subjects, drawing into his discussions various elements from history, comparative religion, anthropology, philosophy, ethics, epistemology, archeology and other disciplines. As such, his concept of tawhid is rich in the depth of its erudition, abundant in its perception.

Indeed, Al Tawid: Its Implications For Thought and Life is perhaps this work more than any other that reflects the profound and original thought of Dr. al-Faruqi.


  1. May Allah have mercy upon him. When I converted to Islam I was to immature to understand him. Now, after 14 yrs, a lot of experience and two children. I can only wish that I could visit his grave an pray for him. Where are his children now? Would it be possible for me to contact them and arrange some programs?



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