By Omar KN
Intellect, Reason and Unity Of Being
The tragedy of modern Western philosophy lies, from the Muslim point of view, in confusing intellect and reason.
Man Is Veiled From God - Allah
The Quran calls those who have gone astray from religion as those who cannot intellect, "lā ya`qilūn", those who cannot use their intelligence correctly.
The Islamic Conception Of Man
Man is not an animal which happens to speak and think but a being who possesses a soul and spirit created by God.
Concerning The Nature Of Sacred Knowledge
Some of the main statements of this excellent work on that knowledge which is sacred.
So-Called Islamic Universities Follow Western Tradition - Interview with S H Nasr
According to Professor Nasr, as long as Muslim educational institutions continue to copy Western science without engaging in any endeavor to internalize it, the Muslim tradition will continue to be destroyed.
Knowledge of the Sacred - Questions And Answers
From His Book 'Knowledge And The Sacred', Control-Questions And Answers
Islam and Modern Science - A Lecture
Many people feel that that in fact there is no such thing as the Islamic problem of science. They say science is science, whatever it happens to be, and Islam has always encouraged knowledge, al-ilm in Arabic, and therefore we should encourage science and what's the problem? -there's no problem. But the problem is there because ever since children began to learn Lavoiser's Law that water is composed of oxygen and hydrogen, in many Islamic countries they came home that evening and stopped saying their prayers.
A Review Essay of Wolfgang Smith's - The Quantum Enigma
It is necessary to remember that (modern) physics is always based upon measurement, and measurement is always with an instrument and that the outcome of measurement with an instrument is always quantity or number. One cannot measure qualities.
Modernism And Postmodern Thought
- Quotes from SH Nasr
”Human nature is too unstable and turbulent be able to serve as metaphysical principle for anything. That is why a mode of thinking that is not able to transcend the human level and that remains anthropomorphic cannot but be devoid of principles understood metaphysically…”
Islamic Sufism - Notes From A Speech
The text is based on almost verbatim quotes from a speech by S H Nasr, where not verbatim it is in round brackets. Held in Stockholm, Sweden 2001
The Prophet and Prophetic Tradition - from: Ideals & Realities of Islam
The Prophet ( sallAllahu `aleihi wa sallam ) as the founder of Islam and the messenger of God's revelation to mankind is the interpreter par excellence of the Book of God; and his Hadith and Sunnah, his sayings and actions, are after the Quran, the most important sources of the Islamic tradition.
In The Beginning Is Consciousness - from a talk at the Harvard Divinity School, 2003
There are those people who believe that philosophy should only deal with what is operationally definable, that is (like) making philosophy a handmaid of physics and engineering. Of course there is a certain concept with which they don't want to deal, namely the word ’Veritas’, (Truth)…
The Islamic Conception Of Man
The Islamic Conception of Man envisages that man is a being who lives on earth and has earthy needs; but he is not earthy and his needs are not limited to the terrestrial. He rules over the earth, but not in his own right; rather he is God's vicegerent before all creatures. He therefore also bears responsibility for the created order before God and is the channel of grace for God's creatures.
Mahiyya - Asking What It Is? The Ontological Argument, S H Nasr