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Science Of The Cosmos Science Of The Soul

Author : William C. Chittick
ISBN : 9781780744667
Genre : Religion
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Islamic Intellectualism is dead: or so argues William Chittick in this radical new book challenging modern trends in religious thought. Whilst many may say that Islamic studies thrives as a subject, Chittick points to the words of one of his former Professors when describing young colleagues: "they know everything one can possibly know about a text, except what it says". Indeed, Chittick states that it is impossible to understand ancient Islamic texts without the years of contemplative study that are anathema to the modern education system. While the modern intellectual with faith often treats their studies and faith in two seperate spheres, Chittick argues that it is essential to return to the ways of the ancient Sufis, who viewed knowledge of the soul, the world, and God as an extension of the same thing, and he bemoans the loss of the spiritual and intellectual highs of the Medieval Islamic period.

American Journal Of Islamic Social Sciences 25 3

Author : Sebastian Günther
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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) is a double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal that publishes a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world: anthropology, economics, history, philosophy and meta-physics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam. Submissions are subject to a blind peer review process.

Traditional Islamic Environmentalism

Author : Tarik M. Quadir
ISBN : 9780761861447
Genre : Social Science
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This work examines the relevance of traditional Islamic thought and practices for a lasting solution to the current environmental crisis. The book argues that only a revival of the traditional worldview which perceives all entities of nature as signs of God can effectively respond to the crisis our planet faces.

Learning And Teaching About Islam

Author : Caroline Ellwood
ISBN : 9781908095282
Genre : Islam
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With a foreword by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, this collection of contributions from leading contributors on the teaching of Islam in schools is aimed as a step towards improving intercultural understanding. '...Powerful and elegant... offers the reader a deeper knowledge of Islamic history and faith, its views on education and its perceptions of Western culture.' Jackie Holderness, International School magazine

Ibn Arabi

Author : William C. Chittick
ISBN : 9781780741932
Genre : Religion
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The importance of Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) for Islamic mysticism lies in the fact that he was a speculative thinker of the highest order, albeit diffuse and difficult to understand. His central doctrine is the unity of all existence. In this text, William Chittick explores how, through the work of Ibn Al-Arabi, Sufism moves away from anguished and ascetic searchings of the heart and conscience and becomes a matter of speculative philsophy and theosophy.

Understanding The Present

Author : Bryan Appleyard
ISBN : 1860648916
Genre : Philosophy
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Looks at the history of science over the course of the past four centuries and its social impact, argues that science has distorted the values of our civilization, and suggests what action can be taken to lessen science's impact on our future. Reprint.

Divine Love

Author : William C Chittick
ISBN : 9780300195101
Genre : Religion
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The very heart of the Islamic tradition is love; no other word adequately captures the quest for transformation that lies at this tradition's center. So argues esteemed professor of medieval Islam William C. Chittick in this survey of the extensive Arabic and Persian literature on topics ranging from the Qur'an up through the twelfth century. Bringing to light extensive foundational Persian sources never before presented, Chittick draws on more than a thousand pages of newly translated material to depict the rich prose literature at the center of Islamic thought.

In Search Of The Lost Heart

Author : William C. Chittick
ISBN : 9781438439358
Genre : Religion
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Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.

The American Journal Of Islamic Social Sciences

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ISBN : IND:30000125190227
Genre : Islam
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Tao Of Islam The

Author : Sachiko Murata
ISBN : 9781438413938
Genre : Religion
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The Tao of Islam is a rich and diverse anthology of Islamic teachings on the nature of the relationships between God and the world, the world and the human being, and the human being and God. Focusing on gender symbolism, Sachiko Murata shows that Muslim authors frequently analyze the divine reality and its connections with the cosmic and human domains with a view toward a complementarity or polarity of principles that is analogous to the Chinese idea of yin/yang. Murata believes that the unity of Islamic thought is found, not so much in the ideas discussed, as in the types of relationships that are set up among realities. She pays particular attention to the views of various figures commonly known as "Sufis" and "philosophers," since they approach these topics with a flexibility and subtlety not found in other schools of thought. She translates several hundred pages, most for the first time, from more than thirty important Muslims including the Ikhwan al-Safa', Avicenna, and Ibn al-'Arabi.

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