Whenever I read Faruqi, I find sadness within me. His was a significant loss of an important intellectual and fearless voice of American Muslims. Faruqi and his wife were murdered 21 years ago. At the time, I was asked to be part of a special edition of Islamic Horizons magazine that commemorates the lives of these scholars, husband and wife. The authors in the magazine included John Esposito, Fazlur Rahman, Syed Hossein Nasr, Tariq Qurayshi, and others. I was honored to have written the lead editorial. He was 65 at the time of his death, and he had firmly established himself as the leading Muslim intellectual of the day, peers with giants, namely, Fazlur Rahman and Syed Hossein Nasr. His grasp of philosophy was said to have been masterful, and his awareness of contemporary and classical issues regarding Islam was insightfully connected with the great debates of his day. Things changed, obviously, but I do wonder how he would have approached the post-9/11 world. To be candid, I’m not sure who could have handled things better than him. I’m reading now his (hard-to-get-and-find) book Christian Ethics. So far, really good. (The quote above is from Trialogue of the Abrahamic Faiths.)
To get a glimpse of his writings, you may visit this website dedicated to Dr. Faruqi (God's mercy on him and Lamya').