faculty: "FGw" and publication year: "2012"
| Author||Maryam Babur|
|Title||A timely decision. Towards a philosophical model of sincerity in Islam|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Programme||FGw MA Wijsbegeerte (onderzoeksmaster)|
|Keywords||Islam; Heidegger; Time; Authenticity; Philosophy|
|Abstract||In the first chapter of this thesis, I posit my own interpretation of Heidegger's Being and Time with special attention to Division II and the development of one of its projects: the possibility of the Being a-whole ofDasein. Here, Heidegger's positive conception of authenticity in Dasein is characterized as sincere walking-forward openness [eigentlich Vorlarifen, Entschlossenheit] and aligned to a corresponding model of a break in linear time such that authentic sincere Dasein 'has' it as Future-Past-Present.|
I then turn in my second chapter to Islam, ati:empting to lay the foundations for the extrapolation of Heideggerian thought in Being and Time to an Islamic conception of sincerity as Being-oneself-in-the-face-of-God. After casting basic Islamic concepts in a Heideggerian light, I take Heidegger's concept of 'self-constancy' [Selbstiindigkeit] as the departure point for an understanding of Islamic ritual practice as (ideally)an existentiell commitment to sincerity, and thereby, to Future first.
In the third chapter, the 'in-the-face-of-God' is problematized and two characteristics of God's mercy in Islam, Ar-Rahmaan and Ar-Raheem, are developed in order to address this problematic.
I end this thesis by briefly posing questions for further research and discussing the modern political and religious significance of uncertainty in Islam.
|Document type|| scriptie master|
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