People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs; only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs.
Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.
The truths that matter most to us come always half spoken.- Baltasar Gracián
Cunning grows in deceit at seeing itself discovered, and tries to deceive with truth itsel- Baltasar Gracián
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.- Ernest Hemingway
The first casualty when war comes is truth.- Hiram Johnson
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.- Oscar Wilde
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|Birth:||16th December, 1945|
Abdolkarim Soroush, born Hosein Haj Faraj Dabbagh, is an Iranian thinker, reformer, Rumi scholar and a former professor of philosophy at the University of Tehran and Imam Khomeini International University. He is arguably the most influential figure in religious intellectual movement in Iran. Soroush is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. He was also affiliated with other prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, the Leiden based International Institute as a visiting professor for the Study of Islam in the Modern World and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. He is named by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2005 and by Prospect magazine as one of the most influential intellectuals in the world in 2008. Soroush idea's, founded on Relativism prompted both supporters and critics to compare his role in reforming Islam to that of Martin Luther in reforming Christianity.
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