An Essay on the Statement Humanity before Religion: Foundations and Analysis
Hamid Bin Umar Bin Hafiz
Paperback, 68 pages
In this essay the author looks at the theological claim 'Humanity before Religiosity' which was the subject of a series of talks and articles written by Habib Ali al-Jifri between 2012 and 2014 that led to vivid debates concerning the validity and benefit of such a statement. The author commences with a concise summary of the main arguments of the statement 'Humanity before Religiosity' and proceeds with a careful analysis of the main critiques against the statement. Hamid aims to illustrate not only the invalidity of these arguments but also to reiterate the necessity of 'Humanity before Religiosity' through a perusal of pivotal texts in the Islamic tradition.