A Journey in the Thought and Methodology of Taha Jabir Al-Alwani
by Eltigani Abdelgadir Hamid
This book is a journey in thought and methodology of Taha Jabir Al-Alwani (1935-2016). It seeks to follow a systematic development of philosophical thought and shed some light on some of the environments in which his ideas were formed. This book is not a biographical account, nor is it an attempt to analyze the person's academic or political contributions. Instead, it traces Al-Alwani's intellectual journey and focuses on his philosophical and methodological contributions. The vital aspect of his scholarly career is accepting various schools of thought, his assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, and his work on the reform of Islamic thought and methodology. The approach this book follows is to collect - as much as possible - his published works. After careful reading of them, it defines the main features of the vision on which his ideas were based. The result of this approach is a study of the application of Dr. Alwani's thought, be it in intellectual matters, in building new disciplines and approaches, or in his critique of prevalent practices.