ইক্বরার লক্ষ্য হলো বর্তমান ও ভবিষ্যত প্রজন্মের জন্য স্রষ্টার ঐশী বাণীর সমন্বিত অধ্যয়ন ও সার্বজনীন প্রয়োগের জন্য জ্ঞানদীপ্ত অনুশীলন।
ইক্বরার উদ্দেশ্য হলো কুরআনের বাণীর উত্তরোত্তর সমৃদ্ধ অনুধাবনের জন্য টেকসই ভিত্তি প্রস্তুত করা এবং জীবন ও সমাজের প্রায়োগিকতার জন্য প্রয়োজনীয় জ্ঞানভিত্তিক ফ্রেমওয়ার্ক বা কাঠামো নির্মাণ।
The Root Cause Of The Crisis In The Muslim World with Dr. Syed Ali Tawfik al-Attas
Dr. Syed Ali al-Attas is a giant among contemporary Muslim scholars of the world. Dr. Tawfik Al-Attas is the son of another great Muslim Scholar, Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas considered one of the 500 most influential Muslims. The Editor of theIQRA, Sadiq M Alam had the good fortune of meeting him in Singapore while studying at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Dr. Attas identifies the root cause of the crisis in the Muslim world as Corruption of Knowledge, widespread ignorance has led to gross injustice and these injustices lead to confusion among Muslims. And this confusion gives rise to false leadership. This false leadership continues to add more confusion, adding to the problem, adding to more ignorance. This adds to more false leadership. The vicious cycle continues.
As an example, he gave a fantastic example of the corruption of knowledge and worldview using the Quran:
"We now, the Muslims today like to look on the Muslims in the past nostalgically as to how powerful we were, how much wealth we had, how big our Empire was, and things like this, how many scholars we had in the past; but we don't seem to learn anything from it, let alone learn anything from what the Quran is telling us. The emphasis on the Quran primarily is on ethics, is on faith, not on law. Law is a very very small minority of the entirety of the Quran and therefore today to emphasize those things as if that is what is paramount is a big injustice to themselves as well as injustice to the Quran." - Dr. Syed Ali al-Attas
The solution includes proper Education to counter this ignorance but it's recommended to watch the interview yourself. We have to understand the history, Muslims nowadays are just satisfied with the zahir aspect, that is the when and how; but they seem to ignore the batin aspect, the what and why.
The interview is hosted by Blogging Theology YouTube Channel by host Paul Williams and provides great insight for anyone who is interested to understand their Muslim society and broader global ummah and their crisis.
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