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How do We Know? Summary of Lecture by Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas

(20th April 2013)Summary of Saturday Night Lecture (5th Session) HOW DO WE KNOW?   Being a summary of the CASIS Saturday Night Lecture by Tan Sri Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas on Saturday, 20th April 2013 “Corruptio optimi pessima.” – Latin proverb Knowledge is the light by which everything else is made manifest and […]

Preserving the Semantic Structure of Islamic Key Terms: al-Isfahani, Izutsu and al-Attas by Syamsuddin Arif

Semantics of Islamic KeyTerms: al-Isfahani, Izutsu and al-Attas by Syamsuddin Arif Description: An overview of how pre-Islamic Arabic transformed into post-Islamic Arabic, through the works of Toshihiko Izutsu, Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas and Ragib al-Isfahani. Download PDF Related: The Concept of Religion by Sayyid Naquib al-Attas Justice and Its Relationship to Knowledge – Sayyid Naquib al-Attas […]

Study Questions for Understanding Works of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas – Adi Setia

Study Questions for Understanding Works of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas – Adi Setia The following questions are taken from a midterm examination of an ethics course taught by Professor Adi Setia at the International Islamic University, Malaysia. They provide a useful companion to the books of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas and have been cr0ss-posted here […]

Revisiting “Meaning and Experience of Happiness in Islām”

Revisiting “Meaning and Experience of Happiness in Islām” Prof Syed Naquib Al-Attas (seated) and Cikgu Abdullah of Dar al-Andalus of Singapore. by Wan Ahmad Fayhsal On the 18th of February 2012, Assembly of Intellectual Muslim (HAKIM) have sent six of their members to a lecture organized by Dar al-Andalus, Suffah Study Circle of Singapore at […]

Discovering the treasure that is Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas

Discovering the treasure that is Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas Written by Sister Shagufta Pasta In one of our sessions with Shaykh Faraz at the University of Toronto studying Imam Haddad’s Poem of Counsel, we were recommended to read Syed Muhammad al-Attas’s book “Islam and Secularism.” The pdf I had was a little difficult to read, but […]

Justice and Its Relationship to Knowledge – Sayyid Naquib al-Attas

Justice and Its Relationship to Knowledge By Sayyid Naquib al-Attas The modern era has witnessed three significant developments that have created unprecedented challenges to the Muslim community: (1) public education, mass media, and mass literacy, (2) the disintegration of Islamic polities, and (3) the formation of learning institutes based on Western concepts, values, and processes. […]