"Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science"
- Muhammad Iqbal
About this Quote
The quote suggests that faith, because of its function in assisting human behavior as well as offering implying to their presence, must have a logical and reasoned basis for its core principles. The author suggests that this demand for rationality is also above that of scientific research, which is typically viewed as the pinnacle of factor and empiricism.
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