Sharia And Marxism

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In Marxism and Other Western Fallacies: An Islamic Critique, Ali Sharadi presents Islam as the most the most comprehensive iteration of humanism. This essay will explore and examine
Sharati 's augment based on his critique of Western Liberalism and Marxism. Sharia states that “Western humanism rests firmly on the foundation of that mythological perspective unique to ancient Greece.” (9) He maintains that this form of humanism, emphasizes the struggle between humans and the divine. Sharia argues that the story of Zeus is built on conflict and jealousy, while the story of Adam and Allah is humanistic because it has a positive conection to the divine. In speeking about the difference between Zeus and Allah, Shaiati states “we see that in this case, in contrast to Zeus, God wishes humanity to be free of the great yoke of slavery to nature (10) However, this is not quite clear cut. Consider the story of Adam and Eve, in which God forbids the sole human inhabits of the Garden of Eden form eating fruit form the tree of knowledge.
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In this case the vengeful actions of the Abrahamic God are no different than that of Zeus. Moreover, the actions of Adam and Eve, defying the divine, are incredibly similar to Prometous. In both situations the divine authority is denying humanity something that would liberate them from nature. This undermines Shariati’s argument because it reveals that humanity’s relationship to Zeus is very much comparable to that of Allah. This means that Shari’ati’s Islam is also influenced by humans disobeying God in order “to attain independence through the acquisition of divine powers” (9) Therefore, Islamic humanism cannot claim to be superior to Western Liberalism on this score, as it is somewhat influenced by it. Moreover, it is evident based on the enormous amount of western phosphors present in the essay, that Shariati is influenced by Western

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