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Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ

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Works: 390 works in 948 publications in 4 languages and 7,604 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: B745.C6, 113.0917671
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Muslim neoplatonists : an introduction to the thought of the Brethren of Purity, Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ by Ian Richard Netton( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenth or eleventh century group of the Brethren of Purity (Ikhwan al Safa) are as well known in the Arab world as Darwin, Marx and Freud in the west. Designed as an introduction to their ideas, this book concentrates on the Brethren's writings, analyzing the impact on them of thinkers such as Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle and the Neoplatonists. Ian Netton traces the influences of Judaism and Christianity, and controversially this book argues that the Brethren of Purity did not belong to the Ismaili branch of Islam as is generally believed
The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : a tenth-century ecological fable of the Pure Brethren of Basra by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistles of the Brethren of Purity : on music : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume is the third of this definitive series consisting of the very first critical edition of the Rasa'il in its original Arabic, complete with the first fully annotated English translation. Prepared by Professor Owen Wright, Epistle 5: 'On Music' presents technical concepts such as rhythm, tone, and metre, alongside more subtle aspects such as the psychological applications drawn from the fourfold theory of humours and the correspondence of numeric proportions, which emphasize the Ikhwan's view of music as ultimately spiritual in nature
The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 22 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ikhwan al-Safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables." "The present volume is the first of this definitive series consisting of the very first critical edition of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' in its original Arabic, with a complete, fully annotated English translation. This epistle, The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn (Epistle 22), prepared by Professors Lenn E. Goodman and Richard McGregor, is arguably the best known, on account of its prominent ecological fable, which casts the exploited and oppressed animals pursuing a case against humanity."--Jacket
On magic : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 52a by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ikhwan al-Safa (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables. The Rasa'il constitutes a paradigmatic legacy in the canonization of philosophy and the sciences in mediaeval Islamic civilization, as well as having shown a permeating influence in Western culture. This is the fifth volume in a series presenting the very first critical edition of the Rasa'il in its original Arabic, complete with the first fully annotated English translation. Epistle 52: On Magic is the last in the corpus, and presents the short version of the 'Epistle on Magic, Incantations, and the Evil Eye'. -- Publisher description
On arithmetic and geometry : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistles 1-2 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ikhwan al-Safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables
Die Logik und Psychologie der Araber im zehnten Jarhhundert n. Chr by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

12 editions published between 1868 and 1969 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction des traités 7 à 13 du "Rasā'il Ikhwān al-Ṣafā", encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, composée au 10e siècle
Die Lehre von der Weltseele bei den Arabern im X. Jahrhundert by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

15 editions published between 1872 and 1999 in German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction des traités 31 à 40 du " Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa", encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, datant du 10e siècle
On Astronomia : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 3 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Epistles of the Brethren of Purity' is an encyclopedic compendium, probably composed in tenth-century Iraq by a society of adepts with Platonic, Pythagorean, and Shi'i tendencies. Its 52 sections ('epistles') are divided into four parts (Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Sciences of the Soul and Intellect, and Theology). The current volume provides an edition, translation, and notes to Epistle 3 ('On Astronomia'), which forms one of the 14 sections on Mathematics. The content is a mixture of elementary astronomy and astrology, but it is not a beginner's textbook. Rather, the purpose is to use examples from those disciplines to provide spiritual, moral, and soteriological guidance. Thus the Epistle uses the argument from design to show the necessity for a Creator who made the harmonious universe; this wondrous design is then employed by the authors as a model, providing humans with a paradigm for proper ethical, political, and even economic conduct; and the study of Astronomia helps the soul achieve ultimate happiness as it seeks to throw off the shackles of this mundane world and oppressive body in favour of the purity of the celestial realm.0Although by no means typical of Islamic astronomical literature, Epistle 3 of the Brethren of Purity gives a window into a fascinating and intriguing group operating during the early period of Islam who sought to continue and adopt one of the esoteric strands of Hellenistic philosophy within an Islamic context, meshing astronomy, astrology, Platonic-Pythagorean philosophy, Quranic and Biblical quotations, and anecdotes from the lives of the Abrahamic prophets
Der Streit zwischen Mensch und Thier : ein arabisches Mährchen aus den Schriften der lauteren Brüder by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

19 editions published between 1858 and 1999 in German and Arabic and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendice au 21e traité du "Rasā'il Ikhwān al Ṣafā", l'encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, compilée au 10e siècle
Die Propaedeutik der Araber im zehnten Jahrhundert by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

12 editions published between 1865 and 1999 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction des traités 1-6 du " Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa", encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, datant du 10e siècle
Rasāʼil Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ wa-khullān al-wafāʼ by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

16 editions published between 1551 and 2011 in Arabic and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First thirteen epistles of the First part of the Rasāʼil Ikhwān al-ṣafāʼ, along with Epistle 8 and 9 of the Fourth part. The work is attributed to al-Majrīṭī in a note on the margin of fol. 7a
The epistle on music of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ : (Bagdad, 10th century) by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The animals' lawsuit against humanity : a modern adaptation of an ancient animal rights tale by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How current this tenth century tale is for both the young and old of today! It addresses environmental and animal rights issues with charming efficacy. A Muslim Sufi work of 10th century Iraq, translated by a rabbi into Hebrew, and rendered into Latin for a Christian king is now translated from the popular Hebrew version by Jews into English, edited by a Christian and illustrated exquisitely by a Muslim woman from India under the patronage of a Saudi princess. This is a true interfaith and multi-cultural title!" "In this fable, eloquent representatives of all members of the Animal Kingdom-from horses to bees-come before the respected Spirit King to complain of the dreadful treatment they have suffered at the hands of humankind. During the ensuing trial, where both humans and animals testify before the king, both sides argue their points ingeniously, deftly illustrating the validity of both sides of the ecology debate. Book jacket."--Jacket
Die Abhandlungen der Ichwân es-safâ in Auswahl by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 1969 in Arabic and German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Geography : an Arabic edition and English translation of Epistle 4 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabische Philosophie und Wissenschaft in der Enzyklopädie by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Anthropologie der Araber im zehnten Jahrhundert n. Chr by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

12 editions published between 1871 and 1969 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction des traités 22 à 30 du " Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa", encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, compilée au 10e siècle
Thier und Mensch vor dem König der Genien : Ein arabisches Märchen aus den Schriften der lautern in Basra by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

13 editions published between 1879 and 1969 in Arabic and German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Naturanschauung und Naturphilosophie der Araber im zehnten Jahrhundert, aus den Schriften der Lautern Brüder übersetzt by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

10 editions published between 1861 and 1969 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Epistles of the Brethren of Purity : on music : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5
Alternative Names
Aḥim ha-ne ʼemanim

Aḥim ha-neʾemanim

Association des Frères de la pureté (Le Caire)

Association des Frères sincères (Le Caire)

Bratia čistoty

Brethren of Purity

Brethren of Purity Medieval Persian mathematician

Brethren of Sincerity

Brüder der Reinheit

Die lauteren Brüder

Die Lauteren Brüder von Basra

die Lauteren Brueder

Exvān al-Ṣafā'

Fraires de la Puretat filosòfs musulmans a Bassòra, Iraq, al sègle X

Fratelli della purità

Frères de la pureté

Frères de la sagesse

Frères de la sagesse Bassora, Irak

Frères de la sincérité

Frères de la sincérité Bassora, Irak

Gerechte von Basra

Germans de la Puresa

Hermanos de la Pureza

Ichwån as-Safå

Ichwân es-safâ

Ichwan-oos-suffa

İhvan-ı Safa

Ihvanus-Safa

Iẖwān al-Ṣafā'

Iḫwān al-Ṣafā’ Bassora, Irak

Iḫwān al-Ṣafāʾ (Le Caire)

Iḫwān aṣ-ṣafāʾ

Iḫwān aṣ-Ṣafā’ Bassora, Irak

Iḫwān aṣ-Ṣafāʾ (Le Caire)

Iḫwān aṣ-ṣafāʾ wa-ḫullān al-wafāʾ

Ijwan al-Ṣafāʾ

Ikhvān al-ṣafā

Ikhvan as-safa

Iḵh̲wān al-Ṣafā

Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ, Basra

Ikhwān al Ṣafā’ Bassora, Irak

Ikhwān al Ṣafāʾ (Le Caire)

Ik̲h̲wān al-Ṣafāʾ wa-k̲h̲illān al-wafāʾ

Ikhwān al-Ṣafā, wa-Khillān al-Wafā, wa-Ahl al-ʿAdl, wa-Abnāʾ al-Ḥamd

Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ wa-Khullān al-Wafāʾ

Ikhwān aṣ-Ṣafā'

Ikhwan As-Shafa

Iskrena braća

Lautere Brüder

Lautere Brüder Bassora, Irak

Lautere Brüder von Basra

lauteren Brüder

Les Frères de la Pureté

Pure Brethren

Pure Brethren of Basra

Sincere Brethren

The Brethren of Purity

The Brethren of Purity and the Friends of Loyalty

The Brethren of Sincerity

Братья чистоты

Искрена браћа

Ихуан әс-Сафа

האחים הטהורים

اخوان الصفا

إخوان الصفا، و خلان الوفا، و أهل العدل، و أبناء الحمد

اخوان الصفاء

إخوان الصفاء، البصرة

إخوان الصفاء البصرة، العراق

إخوان الصفاء وخلان الوفاء

اخوان صفا

اخوان‌الصفا

ইখওয়ান আল সাফা

イフワーン・アッサファー

精誠兄弟會

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German (116)

English (83)

Arabic (71)

French (13)

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Epistles of the Brethren of Purity : on music : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 22The animals' lawsuit against humanity : a modern adaptation of an ancient animal rights taleIkhwan al-Safa' : a brotherhood of idealists on the fringe of orthodox IslamEpistles of the Brethren of Purity : the Ikhwan al-Safa' and their Rasa'il : an introductionEpistles of the Brethren of Purity : on music : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5On logic : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistles 10-14