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al-Faruqi, Isma'il R.

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 1986 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Philosopher, Scholars, Theologian

1921 –  Born in Jaffa, Palestine.

1936 – Began to attend the French Dominican College Des Frères (St. Joseph).

1942 – First appointment as a Registrar of Cooperative Societies  under the British Mandate government in Jerusalem.

1945 – Appointed as the district governor of Galilee.

1948 – Emigrated to Beirut, Lebanon, where he studied at the American University of Beirut.

1949 – Enrolled the next year at Indiana University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, obtaining his M.A. in philosophy.

1951 – Accepted for entry into Harvard University’s department of philosophy and was awarded his second M.A. in philosophy with a thesis entitled Justifying the Good: Metaphysics and Epistemology of Value.

1952 – Received his Ph.D in September from Indiana University.

1964-1968 – Taught at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University; the Central Institute of Islamic Research, Karachi; the Institute of Higher Arabic Studies of the League of Arab States, Cairo University; and al Azhar University, Cairo, and in between was Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, developing a program of Islamic Studies.

1968-1986 – Professor in the Department of Religion at Temple University.