Islam and Transmodernism
I thought I would draw this article by Ziauddin Sardar to your attention as an example of the new integral thinking in the Islamic context. The article is entitled “Islam and the West in a Transmodern World“, and I highly recommend it.
I think it should be made clear that the term “transmodern” as used by Sardar points in the direction of what we have been calling the “integral consciousness”. It is neither pre-modern, modern, nor post-modern, which are the factions of the present violent fragmentation of the Ummah as much as they are also of the West in terms of its own value fragmentation.
In other words, in this age of fracture and disintegration — of “times out of joint” — we are all in the same canoe, globally speaking. We just haven’t come to a collective realisation of this yet.