His Highness the Aga Khan on tradition and modernity — Part 3/4: “Progress does not mean occidentalisation”

His Highness the Aga Khan on tradition and modernity -- Part 3/4: 'Progress does not mean occidentalisation'Reconciling Islamic values and traditions with modern times is a critical issue which faces the whole Muslim world. In this four part series, the NanoWisdoms Archive is pleased bring selected quotes from His Highness the Aga Khan outlining his views on the issue as well as his suggestions for addressing it.

Building on the first two instalments, “Islam is for all places and all time” and Towards “new understandings of essential principles,” in this third instalment, “Progress does not mean occidentalisation” the Aga Khan cautions that in the headlong rush of Muslims to “modernise” themselves, the West is not a model which should be followed uncritically and the Ummah must “avoid following blindly the course of Western society without taking the trouble to raise guards against the latter’s weaknesses and deficiencies.”

Click here for His Highness the Aga Khan on tradition and modernity — Part 3/4: “Progress does not mean occidentalisation”

Previous installments in the series:

Click here for His Highness the Aga Khan on tradition and modernity — Part 1/4: “Islam is for all places and all time”

Click here for His Highness the Aga Khan on tradition and modernity — Part 2/4: Towards “new understandings of essential principles”

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