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Understanding Islamic sciences : philosophy, theology, mysticism, morality, jurisprudence

Author: Murtaz̤á Muṭahharī
Publisher: London : ICAS Press, 2002.
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This collection of papers on the Islamic sciences serves a comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of different branches of the Islamic sciences, and is also a general guide to understanding the basic teachings of Islam. No other introductory book on the Islamic sciences covers all Muslim sects and their specific views. The author's exposition and evaluation of various theories is erudite and eloquent and will be  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murtaz̤á Muṭahharī
ISBN: 1904063039 9781904063032
OCLC Number: 357575799
Language Note: Translated from the Persian.
Description: 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Islamic Philosophy --
Literal and Semantic Definitions --
Philosophy in Modern Times --
Divorce of the Sciences from Philosophy --
Illuminationism and Peripateticism --
Islamic Methods of Thought --
Four Islamic Approaches --
Sublime Wisdom --
Overview of Philosophies and Wisdoms --
Problems in Philosophy: Being --
pt. 2. 'Ilm al-Kalam: Islamic Theology --
The Beginnings of Kalam --
Al-Kalam al-'Aqli and al-Kalam al-Naqli --
Mu'tazilah --
Asha'irah --
The Shi'ite Kalam --
pt. 3. 'Irfan: Islamic Mysticism --
Theoretical 'Irfan --
Shari'ah, Tariqah and Haqiqah --
The Origins of Islamic 'Irfan --
A Brief History --
'Urafa' of the Second/Eighth Century --
'Urafa' of the Third/Ninth Century --
'Urafa' of the Fourth/Tenth Century --
'Urafa' of the Fifth/Eleventh Century --
'Urafa' of the Sixth/Twelfth Century --
'Urafa' of the Seventh/Thirteenth Century --
'Urafa' of the Eighth/Fourteenth Century --
'Urafa' of the Ninth/Fifteenth Century --
The Mystic's Stations (Maqamat) --
Zahid, 'Abid and 'Arif --
The 'Arif's Goal --
The First Station --
Exercise and Self-Discipline --
Some Terms of 'Irfan --
pt. 4. Islamic Law --
Introduction --
Brief History of Jurisprudence and Jurisprudents --
The Sections and Chapters of the Issues of Jurisprudence --
Translator's Epilogue --
pt. 5. Usul al-Fiqh: Principles of Jurisprudence --
Introduction --
The Principles of Jurisprudence --
The Sources of Jurisprudence --
A Brief History --
The Subjects of the Principles --
Issues Common to the Book and the Sunnah --
Consensus and Reasoning --
The Principles of Application --
pt. 6. Islamic Ethics and Morality --
Awareness and Desire in Animals --
Awareness and Desire in Man --
The Touchstone of Man's Distinctiveness --
Relationship between Humanity and Animality --
Science and Faith --
Producing Cheer and Expansiveness --
Ameliorating Social Relationships --
Lessening Troubles --
The Teaching: Ideology --
Islam: The Comprehensive and All-Encompassing Teaching --
Where Thought Stumbles.
Responsibility: Murtada Mutahhari.
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This collection of papers on the Islamic sciences serves a comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of different branches of the Islamic sciences, and is also a general guide to understanding the basic teachings of Islam. No other introductory book on the Islamic sciences covers all Muslim sects and their specific views. The author's exposition and evaluation of various theories is erudite and eloquent and will be of use to scholars of Islamic studies as well as to those who wish to better acquaint themselves with Islam.

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