Ismail Bardhi


Hafiz Ali Korcha's work and activities in the fields of theology, literature, and education can be viewed, from the historical-theological perspective, as a reflection of his theological effort. This is the central category, containing as it does all of Korcha's cognitive-theoretical, axiological, and cultural-theological speculations, as well as his views on science, literature, cultural policy, and religion. In his entire theological opus, one feels the fragrance of the Qur'an and of the life of Prophet Muhammad a.s. Theological effort, as understood by Korcha, differs from theology in that it is the source of theologizing and is a primordial tendency of the human mind. Theologizing is in the function of life and is an expression of overall experience. Indeed, it is identical with the feeling of life. Preoccupied with the question of the possibility of the realization of the tasks of theology in the history of human thought, Korcha regarded theological effort as an expression of human spirituality and, as such, a factor of integration and humanization, reaching to the very core of the idea of true theology and the human being as a cultural and historical being. Finally, this central idea inspiring Korcha's work reconciles in itself his experience and thought; it applies equally to art and law, or religion, becoming their concept, an universal intellectual force and the form and content of life.



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