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The heart of Islamic philosophy : the quest for self-knowledge in the teachings of Afḍal al-Dīn Kāshānī

Author: William C Chittick
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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"This is the first book in English to present the main themes of the Islamic philosophical tradition in the words of a Muslim philosopher. Written in an accessible style, this volume will interest students and scholars of Islamic philosophy at all levels."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Bābā Afz̤al; Bābā Afz̤al; ʻAbd al-Razzāq ibn Aḥmad Kamāl al-Dīn al- Kāšānī; Bābā Afḍal.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William C Chittick
ISBN: 0195139135 9780195139136
OCLC Number: 43287140
Description: xiii, 360 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Islamic Philosophy. 1. A Persian Philosopher. 2. The Worldview of Islamic Philosophy. 3. Basic Philosophical Notions --
pt. II. The Writings of Baba Afdal. 4. Background Texts. 5. Writings on Practice. Quatrains. Essay on Practice. Quatrains. Essay on Disengagement and Struggle. Quatrains. Essay on Tawhid. Quatrains. The Testament of the Sages; Or, Twenty-Eight Words of Counsel to the Brethren. Quatrains. Advice to Seekers of Wisdom. Quatrains. Essay on Salvation. Ghazal. Letter to Majd al-Din Muhammad ibn 'Ubayd Allah. Quatrains. Petition. Quatrains. Letter to Taj al-Din Muhammad Nushabadi. Quatrains. Supplication. Quatrains. First Letter to Shams al-Din Dizwakush. Quatrains. Second Letter to Shams al-Din Dizwakush.
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