BY LATE MOHAMMED ARKOUN
(POSITION HELD: EMIRITUS PROFESSOR OF ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY, THE SOBORNNE)

Mohamed Arkoun and the Aga Khan. The late Algerian scholar served for many years on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.Mohammed Arkoun (left) with the Aga Khan. The late Algerian scholar served for many years on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Photo: Mohammed Arkoun Foundation.

(This essay has been adapted from a speech the late Professor Arkoun presented in 1985 to a large gathering of members of the Ismaili Muslim community in New York, USA. The unedited transcript of the speech was obtained from the archives of Jehangir A. Merchant). Continue Reading