Saturday, August 24, 2019

Koenraad Elst

Dr. Koenraad Elst is a distinguished scholar and independent researcher on diverse subjects such as Islam, multiculturalism and the secular state, the roots of Indo-European, the Ayodhya dispute and Mahatma Gandhi's legacy. He has also published on the interface of religion and politics, correlative cosmologies, technical points of Indian and Chinese philosophies, various language policy issues, and Maoism.

The Concept of Širk: What it Meant Before the Advent of Islam

The cardinal sin in Islam is Širk, ‘associating (a creature with the Creator)’ or ‘polytheism’. Thus, sun-worship means offering worship to a creature, putting it on the Creator’s throne....