An Analytical Study Of Philosophical Thoughts Of Zafar Al-Hassan And That Of Burhān Aḥmad Fārūqī

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Dr. Muhammad Riaz , Syed Toqeer Abbas , Ahsan Ul Haq , Naimullah , Rana Muhammad Idrees


Syed Zafar al-Hassan(1885-1949) was a prominent twentieth-century Pakistani Muslim philosopher and Dr. Burhan Ahmad Faruqi (1905-1996) was privileged to be his pupil during his education at Ali Garh. Dr. Burhan Ahmad Faruqi’s master under whom he was brought up from a naive young man to a well versed philosopher; Dr. Zafar al-Hassan was also a master of epistemology, so it was quite natural for him to be impressed by this great man of letters. Dr. Zafar al Hassan was too much impressed by Kant and his philosophy; particularly as for as criticism is concerned he was the interpreter of the Kentish theory.  Up to the criticism in philosophical methodology, he followed Kant and his master but on word he took religious conscious as a tool to devise methodologies and this proved a turning point in his philosophy. Burhān Aḥmad Fārūqī with his peculiar moral philosophy played a vital role to assure the Muslims about the originality of their morality derived from the holy Qurān. Only Islamic morality provides man with chastity and modesty, and through these characteristics he can reach the destination of exalted purification. According to Fārūqī the endorsement after this lofty morality is the exclusive belief of Islam; the Oneness of Allah Al-Mighty (Tauḥīd). This article presented an analytical study of the philosophical impacts of Zafar al-Hassan on Dr. Burhan Ahmad Faruqi’s philosophical works.  

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