Professor Ismail Raji al Faruqi was a co-founder of International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS). He was also the founder of the Islamic Studies program in the Department of Religion at Temple University. A distinguished scholar of Islam and comparative religions, trained at Indiana University and McGill University, Professor Faruqi authored, with his wife Dr. Lamya al Faruqi – a distinguished scholar of Islamic art – the seminal work titled The Cultural Atlas of Islam. His book on Christian Ethics was only one of many outstanding books and publications that spoke of his command of the subject. Ismail and Lamya were both murdered in their home in Philadelphia on May 26, 1986 in circumstances that have never been resolved.
Professor Ismail Raji al Faruqi
Ismail Raji al Faruqi Seminar (UK) - 2010
A two days international seminar on The Legacy of Ismail Al-Faruqi: Thought and Institution was held on 6-7 June 2010 at the University of Westminster in London. The seminar was jointly organized by The Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminister, London, UK, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, USA and the International Institute of Islamic Thought, (IIIT) UK and USA.
Selected documents from a collection of Professor Ismail al Faruqi donated to IIIT:
These documents may be used only for research and reference purposes.
- Islam: Movement for World Order
- The Changing World Order: Challenge to Our Faiths (Statement on a Muslim-Jewish-Christian Conference in Lisbon, 1977 sponsored by The Interreligious Peace Colloquium)
- The Universality of Islam (speech by Dr. Ahmad Totonji in Cornell University)
- Dances of the Muslim Peoples by Lois Ibsen al Faruqi (a paper that was to be included in: A Comprehensive Curriculum in Dance for Secondary Schools by Dr. Nadia CHilkovsky Nahumck)
- God in Visual Aesthetic Expression: A Comparative Study in Transcendence Symbolization by Lois Lamya’ al Faruqi (A paper presented at a Conference in Maui, Hawaii in December 27-30, 1981 on “God: The Contemporary Discussion”)
- Islam and the Extended Family by Lois Ibsen al Faruqi (a paper prepared for the Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, October 24-26, 1975 in Milwakee, Wisconsin)
- Islam and the Extended Family – 2 by Lois Ibsen al Faruqi (a paper prepared for the Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, October 24-26, 1975 in Milwakee, Wisconsin)