WorldCat Identities

Eissa, Muhammad S.

Works: 7 works in 14 publications in 2 languages and 306 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BP188.9, 297.4
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Muhammad S Eissa Publications about Muhammad S Eissa
Publications by  Muhammad S Eissa Publications by Muhammad S Eissa
Most widely held works by Muhammad S Eissa
Al-qushayri's epistle on sufism al-Risala al-qushayriyya fi ʻilm al-tasawwuf by ʻAbd al-Karīm ibn Hawāzin Qushayrī ( )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The author of the Epistle on Sufism, Abu 'l-Qasim al-Qushayri (376/986-465/1074), was a famous Sunni scholar and mystic (Sufi) from Khurasan in Iran. His Epistle is probably the most popular Sufi manual ever." "Written in 437/1045, it has served as a primary textbook for many generations of Sufi novices down to the present. Al-Qushayri has given us an illuminating insight into the everyday lives of Sufi devotees of the eighth to eleventh centuries C.E. and the moral and ethical dilemmas they were facing in trying to strike a delicate balance between their ascetic and mystical convictions and the exigencies of life in a society governed by rank, wealth, and military power." "In al-Qushayri's narrative, the Sufi 'friends of God' (awaliya') are depicted as the true, if uncrowned, 'kings' of this world, not those worldly rulers who appear to be lording it over the common herd of believers. Yet, even the most advanced Sufi masters should not take salvation for granted. Miracle-working, no matter how spectacular, cannot guarantee the Sufi a 'favorite outcome' in the afterlife, for it may be but a ruse on the part of God who wants to test the moral integrity of his servant. In the Epistle these and many other Sufi motifs are illustrated by the anecdotes and parables that show al-Qushayri's fellow Sufis in a wide variety of contexts: suffering from hunger and thirst in the desert, while performing pilgrimage to Mecca, participating in 'spiritual concerts', reciting the Qur'an, waging war against the 'infidel' enemy and their own desires, earning their livelihood, meditating in a retreat, praying, working miracles, interacting with the 'people of the market-place', their family members and peers, dreaming, and dying."--Jacket
Financial transactions in Islamic jurisprudence by Wahbah Zuḥaylī ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The difficulty in translating modern Arabic literature for the Western world reconsidering the work of translation from a semiotic perspective by Hanada Al-Masri ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Financial transactions in Islamic law by Wahbah Zuḥaylī ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arabic 101 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DVD set containing a full semester's instruction in beginning Arabic. Designed to allow students to learn spoken and written Arabic in an effective and sociolinguistically authentic manner--NMELRC website
Arabic 102 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Arabic 102 is designed to give students exposure to both modern standard Arabic and spoken Egyptian Arabic as taught by dynamic native instructor"--Disc 1
A guide to conclusive proofs for the principles of belief = Kitāb al-irshād ilā qawāṭiʻ al-adilla fī uṣūl al-iʻtiqād by ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd Allāh Imām al-Ḥaramayn al-Juwaynī ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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English (12)
Arabic (2)