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al- Aql


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Intelligence. In Islamic theology, natural human knowledge. In philosophy, the intellect. In Neoplatonic speculation, God's First Creation. In Ismaili thought, the intellect as divine emanation. In jurisprudence, reason as source for shariah. For modern Islamic reformers, aql as rationality is an integral aspect of Islam. Thus Islam is not antithetical to reason.

Subjects: Islam.


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