By Yusuf Morales, PhD
“In today’s world where in the words of Marx, religion is viewed as the opium of the Masses, and the context that Philosopy has died in the social sphere , the discourse lies on how to make Islamic philosophy relevant to modern day means responding to the context of the loss of faith and the presence of commercialization amidst globalization.”
Yusof Morales, Phd is currently a member of the School Forge Educational Consortium, Ubuntu Educators Forum, Strategic Research Institute, the Sufi center of the Philippines ,Young Moro Professionals Network, the Interfaith conference on Religious Understanding and the Philosophical Society of the Philippines. Prof Morales also serves as one of the Board of Advisers for Al-Qalam Institute for Muslim identities in Southeast Asia of Ateneo de Davao University Philippines, and Senior fellow for Islamic studies and contemporary movements at the Philippine Institute for Peace Violence and terrorism research (PIPVTR) headed by Prof Rommel Banlaoi and Senior fellow of the Institute for Comparative and Advanced Studies (ICAS Phils), all of which are research institutions focusing on Islam and the Muslims.
Moroism.org is grateful to Prof. Morales for allowing this essay to be accessible to our readers.