Advancing theological and scientific literacy for today’s ʿulamāʾ
1.2.5 Rāzī, Nihāyat al-ʿUqūl
In this section, Muslim scholar and theologian Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (d. 1209) distinguishes the kinds of propositions that rely on rational proofs versus those that rely on the statements in revelation.
Do you follow his line of argument and agree with his distinctions? Why or why not?
Is Razi’s framework compatible with the other theologians we are reading, or is it trying to do something different entirely?
The Madrasa Discourses project proposes that a conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.