"All humans are members of the same body Created from one essence"

"Human beings are members of a whole in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain."

Monday, 7 March 2011

Confrontation between East and West

Commenting on what the confrontation between East and West might produce in the lives of the Individuals Albert Hourani writes:

Those educated in Western schools became aware of new ideas and norms; they became conscious that the West was judging them in the light of those norms and as the movement of Western learning grew they began to judge themselves in the same way.

Thus there arose an inner unrest, a need to justify themselves which might manifest itself equally in an uneasy, defensive clinging to tradition, or in the eagerness to abandon them and accept the manners of those of the Western world.

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