A Rationality Immersed in Religiosity: Reason and Religiosity in Abu’l Fazl’s Oeuvre

@article{Mukhia2020ARI,
  title={A Rationality Immersed in Religiosity: Reason and Religiosity in Abu’l Fazl’s Oeuvre},
  author={Harbans Mukhia},
  journal={The Medieval History Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={23},
  pages={50 - 73}
}
  • Harbans Mukhia
  • Published 2020
  • Philosophy
  • The Medieval History Journal
  • Abu’l Fazl is often invested with a dichotomy between reason and religion, grandly upholding the majesty of reason (mā’qūlāt) over received blind faith (taqlīd), drawing inspiration from varied sources but falling short of going the distance towards ‘scientific rationality’. Abu’l Fazl’s rationality had little in common with it; it was rooted in a new dichotomy he was constituting, one between universal religiosity and denominational religions, thus redefining dīn. Sulh-i kul (Absolute peace… CONTINUE READING

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