Islam, Western Democracy, and the Third Industrial Revolution: Convergence or Clash?

Islam, Western Democracy, and the Third Industrial Revolution: Convergence or Clash?

  • 3 November 1997

The speaker argued that Islamic history is the product
of a long struggle for social unity and monotheism.
Christian history is the product of a long search for
freedom and political pluralism. He looked at the
foundations of Islamic philosophy: monotheism,
consensus, Quran and Sunnah.
The speaker asked: Do religious monotheism and
political pluralism clash? Is western political pluralism
part of Christian Trinitarian pluralism? The Christian
Trinity (Father, Son and Spirit) may be interpreted as
the God of Strength, the God of Love and the God
of Wisdom. Europe only started to free itself when
it struck a balance between these three elements.
Islamic philosophy recognizes the existence of other
monotheistic religions. Finally, the speaker called for
bridging the gap between Islam and modern technology,
stressing that Islam encourages creative thinking and
innovation.

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Monday 3 November 1997

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Monday 3 November 1997

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