The Global Project of the Professor Taha Jabir Al-Alwani: Enriching and Reviewing the Islamic Experience in International Relations


This paper tracks the development of a scholar whose writings have renewed the civilizational studies on global and humanitarian levels through universal unification, humanitarian recommendation, and psychological reconstruction. The impact of this intellectual renewal in international relations is assessed in this study. The first part evaluates the Islamic experience in international relations by considering the values and globalism inherent to international relations concepts. In this context, the study considers the book of Al-Diyar Jurisprudence interpretation and its impact on classifying people in terms of their beliefs. It reviews the impact of these beliefs on the “human unity”. It also underscores the reconsideration of the earth as a single home for a single family and how people need to be classified based on coexistence. This is followed by a consideration of the Holy Quran a source of judgement, where renewal has reinstated the Holy Book in terms of content, revelation, an address to all people, a source of their values, and as a means of shaping globalism. The second section offers a critique of western civilization, its knowledge patterns, and the call for a globalized western civilization model. The third section considers the nature of post-Cold War characteristics, including: the impact of the internet revolution on closeness among world communities and the justification for a global residence; the cultural impact of these developments, and the influence of cross-national factors in international relations such as religious movements.

Keywords: International Political Development, Global value matrix, globalism, succession on earth, human rights, Foreign Relations, globalization