Author: Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (1990)
Pages: 46 Binding: Paperback
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The metaphysical vision of the world and the ultimate reality envisaged in Islam is quite different from that projected by the statements and general conclusions of modern philosophy and science. We maintain that all knowledge of reality and of truth, and the projection of a true vision of the ultimate nature of things is originally derived through the medium of intuition. The intuition that we mean cannot simply be reduced to that which operates solely at the physical level of discursive reason based upon sense-experience, for since we affirm in man the possession of physical as well as intelligential or spiritual powers and faculties which refer back to the spiritual entity, sometimes called intellect, or heart, or soul, or self, it follows that manís rational, imaginal and empirical existence must involve both the physical and spiritual levels.