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Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Works: 946 works in 2,767 publications in 12 languages and 46,101 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biographies  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Narrator, Creator, Publishing director, Honoree, wac, Dedicatee, Collector, Compiler, wpr, Adapter, Interviewee, 340
Classifications: BP163, 297
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Islamic life and thought by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by one of the best known contemporary Muslim scholars writing in English covers many facets of Islamic life and thought. The author has brought together studies dealing with the practical as well as intellectual aspects of Islam in both their historical and contemporary reality. The contemporary significance of themes such as religion and secularism, the meaning of freedom, and the tradition of Islamic science and philosophy is given particular attention. -- Publisher description
The need for a sacred science by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, the metaphysical foundation of such science, its contrast to modern science and its pertinence to some of the major issues facing humanity today. In the first part, the author turns to the fundamental question of the multiplicity of sacred forms. He discusses why it is necessary in the contemporary world to treat sacred science in the context of diverse religions. He also deals with the importance of sacred science in providing a meaningful study that would remain religiously significant of religions themselves.--provided by publisher
Islamic art and spirituality by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With remarkable breadth of vision, Seyyed Hossein Nasr reveals for both Western and Muslim readers how each art form in the islamic tradition is based upon a science of nature concerned, not with the outer appearance of things, but with their inner reality. Ranging across calligraphy, painting, architecture, literature, music, and the plastic arts, Nasr penetrates to the inner dimension of Islam and shows the role art plays in the life of individual Muslims and the community as a whole--the role of inspiring the remembrance and contemplation of God. Once the author establishes art as an aid and support to the spiritual life, he traces the creative act to its ultimate source: inner knowledge and barakah, or grace, which make the crystallization of inner realities in form and space and time possible. Through this knowledge and grace, the author asserts, unity manifests upon the plane of multiplicity, making archetypal realities perceivable by the senses. Through this knowledge and grace, art functions as a ladder for the journey of the soul from the visible to the invisible. How Islamic art leads man to the inner chamber of divine revelation forms the substance of much of this important work. An especially close look is given to the Sufi tradition within Islam, for its mystical teachers have often clearly demonstrated in their works the spiritual significance of beauty and served as the source of inspiration for art. By rediscovering the root of art in the Islamic tradition, Seyyed Hossein Nasr opens doors to new dimensions of unity which have seemingly been obscured in recent Western art. In so doing, he extends the significance of this book beyond the Islamic belief system to touch the hearts and creative impulses of readers from all traditions"--Back cover
Shiʻism : doctrines, thought, and spirituality by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an anthology of the most significant writing on the doctrinal, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of Shi'ism. The works included here foster an interpretive understanding of Shi'ism in its dogmatic and cognitive aspects. The intent of this book is to balance the attention that has been focused on the political aspect of Shi'ism. Shi'ism is often seen, not only as an essentially political phenomenon, but as a creed of violence. Understanding Shi'ism in its total reality will encourage a more balanced approach to issues which are viewed mostly politically. While not denying the importance of political manifestations, this book offers an understanding of the often neglected religious beliefs and spiritual practices of this world community
Religion & the order of nature by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. In this book, Seyyed Hossein Nasr argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if not actually caused, by the reductionist view of nature that has been advanced by modern secular science. What is needed, he believes, is the recovery of the truth to which the great, enduring religions all attest; namely that nature is sacred
Expectation of the millennium : Shiʻism in history by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an anthology on the history, politics, and social aspects of Shi'ism including translations of original sources. It examines the historical development of Shi'ism, Shi'i political thought, the status of Shi'i minority communities in the Muslim world, and the life and works of prominent social and political thinkers. The book assesses the extent of the politicization process in Shi'ism in recent years and addresses that important question of the Shi'i attitude towards authority
Ideals and realities of Islam by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

123 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present book contains six lectures out of a series of fifteen public lectures delivered by Dr. Nasr during the time he held the chair of Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Studies in the American University of Beirut (1964-65). These public lectures concern the religion of Islam and the diverse aspects of the civilization it produced. "Ideals and Realities of Islam" has been primarily written for those Western readers who are interested in Islam. The book comprises six chapters dealing with Islam and discussing precisely the Qur'an, the Prophet, the Sharfah or Divine Law, the Tariqah or Sufism, and Sunnism and Shi'ism. The author has, in his scholarly manner, elucidated the major aspects of the Islamic tradition and has made frequent comparisons with other religions, notably with Christianity, which meets Islam in Lebanon. In these essays, Professor Nasr has presented what is most universal in Islam and underlies the beliefs of all the orthodox branches of the tradition. -- Abridged from (Oct. 8, 2014)
Islam : religion, history, and civilization by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's leading Islamicists offers a concise introduction to the history, beliefs, and practice of his faith
Science and civilization in Islam. by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

60 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the question of Islamic science in its relation to Islamic civilization as well as the relation between Islam and science today to benefit from those wise Muslim scientists, savants and hakims those thoughts and words are translated and studied in this book--p.xvi
An anthology of philosophy in Persia by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume in a projected five-volume work covering the full expanse of Persian philosophical thought from the Zoroastrianism of the pre-Christian era up to the present day. Volume II is devoted entirely to the work of the Isma'ili and Hermetic-Pythagorean philosophers
The heart of Islam : enduring values for humanity by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Heart of Islam one of the great intellectual figures in Islamic history offers a timely presentation of the core spiritual and social values of Islam: peace, compassion, social justice, and respect for the other. Seizing this unique moment in history to reflect on the essence of his tradition, Seyyed Hossein Nasr seeks to "open a spiritual and intellectual space for mutual understanding." Exploring Islamic values in scripture, traditional sources, and history, he also shows their clear counterparts in the Jewish and Christian traditions, revealing the common ground of the Abrahamic faiths." "The Heart of Islam is a landmark presentation of enduring value that offers hope to humanity, and a compelling portrait of the beauty and appeal of the faith of 1.2 billion people"--Jacket
An introduction to Islamic cosmological doctrines; conceptions of nature and methods used for its study by the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ, al-Bīrūnī, and Ibn Sīnā by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

45 editions published between 1964 and 1993 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only book to deal with classical Islamic cosmology as it was formulated by the Ikhwan al-S'afa al Biruni and Ibn Sina during the tenth and eleventh centuries. These figures influenced all the later centuries of Islamic history and in fact created the cosmological framework within which all later scientific activity in the Islamic world was carried out--the enduring image of the cosmos within which Muslims have lived during the past millennium. Nasr writes from within the Islamic tradition and demonstrates how, based on the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet, the figures treated in this work integrated elements drawn from various ancient schools of philosophy and the sciences. This book is unique in its treatment of classical Islamic cosmology as seen from within the Islamic world-view and provides a key for understanding of traditional Islamic thought. -- Back cover
An anthology of philosophy in Persia by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<">The fourth volume of the Anthology of Philosophy in Persia deals with one of the richest and yet least known periods of philosophical life in Persia, the centuries between the seventh/thirteenth century, that saw the eclipse of the school of Khorosan, and the tenth/sixteenth century that coincided with the rise of the Safavids. The main schools dealt with in this volume are the Peripatetic (mashsha'i) School, the School of Illumination (ishraq) of Suhrawardi, and various forms of philosophical Sufism, especially the school of Ibn 'Arabi, that had its origins in the works of Ghazzali and 'Ayn al-Qudat Hamadani. This period was also notable for the philosopher-scientists such as Nasir al-Din Tusi and Qutb al-Din Shirazi.<">--Bloomsbury Publishing
Islamic spirituality : foundations by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden of truth : the vision and promise of Sufism, Islam's mystical tradition by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The headlines are filled with the politics of Islam, but there is another side to the world's fastest-growing religion. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam. This mystical movement from the early ninth century rejects worship motivated by the desire for heavenly reward or the fear of punishment, insisting rather on the love of God as the only valid form of adoration. Sufism has made significant contributions to Islamic civilization in music and philosophy, dance and literature. The Sufi poet Rumi is the bestselling poet in America. But in recent centuries Sufism has been a target for some extremist Islamic movements as well as many modernists. The Garden of Truth presents the beliefs and vision of the mystical heart of Islam, along with a history of Sufi saints and schools of thought
Sufi essays by Ḥusayn Naṣr( Book )

52 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Islamic philosophy( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic Philosophy has often been treated as mainly of historical interest, belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophy. This is volume challenges this belief. The Routledge History of Philosophy is made up entirely of essays by a distinguished list of writers. They provide detailed discussions of the most important thinkers and the key concepts in Islamic philosophy, from earliest times to the present day
Islamic philosophy from its origin to the present : philosophy in the land of prophecy by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present offers a comprehensive overview of Islamic philosophy from the ninth century to the present day. As Seyyed Hossein Nasr attests, within this tradition, philosophizing is done in a world in which prophecy is the central reality of life - a reality related not only to the realms of action and ethics but also to the realm of knowledge. Comparisons with Jewish and Christian philosophies highlight the relation between reason and revelation, that is, philosophy and religion."--Jacket
Knowledge and the sacred by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume the author argues in a series of ten lectures that, unlike in the West, where scientific thought has been secularized, in the East, knowledge and religious experience have remained unified. Drawing from Buddhist, Hindu, Judaic, Christian, and Islamic traditions, he finds in each the idea of perennial wisdom as a philosophical basis for such unity
Mecca the blessed, Medina the radiant : the holiest cities of Islam by Kazuyoshi Nomachi( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the season of Ramadan, when the first revelation of the Quran is commemorated, more than a million visitors journey to Mecca's Great Mosque. Despite Islam's position as a powerful religion, boasting one quarter of the world's population as its followers, many aspects of Muslim thought and belief remain an enigma to non-Muslims. The cities of Mecca and Medina are restricted to Muslims, and photographing the sites requires special - and rarely given - permission from the Saudi Arabian authorities. This book is an unprecedented exploration of Islam's most holy cities and the great pilgrimage, mostly presented in full-colour, never-before-seen photographs
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Islam : religion, history, and civilization
The need for a sacred scienceIslamic art and spiritualityReligion & the order of natureExpectation of the millennium : Shiʻism in historyIdeals and realities of IslamIslam : religion, history, and civilizationScience and civilization in Islam.An anthology of philosophy in Persia
Alternative Names
Hosein Nasr

Hosein Nasr filósofo iraní

Hossein Nasr

Hossein Nasr fealsamh Iaránach

Hossein Nasr filosofo e insegnante iraniano

Hossein Nasr filosoof uit Iran

Hossein Nasr filozof iranian

Hossein Nasr Iranian philosopher

Hossein Nasr iranischer Philosoph und islamischer Mystiker

Hossein Nasr philosophe iranien

Hossein Nasr, Seyyed

Hossein, Seyyed 1933-

Husein Nasr

Naṣr, al-Sayyid Ḥusayn

Naṣr, al-Sayyid Ḥusayn 1933-

Nasr, H.

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Nasr, Hosejn.

Nasr, Hossein.

Nasr Hossein 1933-....

Naṣr, Ḥusain, 1933-

Naṣr, Ḥusain 1933- Saiyid

Naṣr, Ḥusain 1933- Seyyed

Nasr, Husain Ḥusayn 1933-

Naṣr, Ḥusain Saiyid 1933-

Naṣr, Ḥusain, Seyyed, 1933-

Naṣr, Ḥusayn

Naṣr, Ḥusayn, 1933-

Nasr, Hüseyin 1933-

Nasr, Hüseyin 1933- Saiyid

Nasr, Hüseyin Saiyid 1933-

Nasr, Hüseyn 1933-

Nasr, Hüseyn 1933- Saiyid

Nasr, Hüseyn Saiyid 1933-

Naṣr, Ḥussain 1933-

Nasr, S. H.

Nasr, S.H. 1933-

Nasr, S. Hüseyin 1933-

Nasr, S. Hüseyn 1933-

Nasr, S.Kh

Nasr, S. Kh 1933-

Nasr, S.Kh. (Seid Khoseǐn)

Nasr, S. Kh. (Seid Khoseĭn), 1933-

Nasr, S. Khosein 1933-

Naṣr, Saʻīd Ḣasan, 1933-

Naṣr, Saijid Ḥusain 1933-

Nasr, Saiyid Husain

Naṣr, Saīyid Ḥusain 1933-

Nasr, Sajid Chusajn 1933-

Naṣr, Sajjid Ḥusain 1933-

Nasr, Sayyed Hossein

Naṣr, Sayyid 1933-

Nasr, Sayyid Husain

Naṣr, Sayyid Ḥusayn

Naṣr, Sayyid Ḥusayn 1933-...

Nasr, Seid Khoseǐn

Nasr, Seid Khoseĭn, 1933-

Nasr, Sejjid Husein

Nasr, Sejjid Husein 1933-

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein 1933-

Nasr, Seyyed Ossein

Nasr Seyyed Ossein 1933-....

Nasr, Seyyid H. 1933-

Nasr, Seyyid Hüseyin 1933-

Nasras Seyyedas Hosseinas

Nazr, Syed Hossein 1933-

Sayyed Hossein Nasr

Sayyid Ḥusayn Naṣr

Sayyid Ḥusayn Naṣr 1933-

Sejidas Hoseinas Nasras

Sejjid Husein Nasr 1933-

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Seyyed Hossein Nasr 1933-....

Seyyed Hossein Nasr Iranian philosopher

Seyyid Hüseyin Nasr

Наср Саид Хусейн

Наср Сейид Хосейн

Сейид Хоссейн Наср

حسين نصر

حسين نصر فيلسوف إيراني

سيد حسين نصر

سيد حسين نصر، 1933-

سەید حوسێن نەسر

نصة، سيد حسين

نصر، السيد حسين

نصر، السيد حسين، 1933-

نصر, حسين

نصر، حسين، 1933-

نصر، حسين سيد

نصر, حسين (سيد حسين), 1933-

‏نصر، سيد حسىن.

نصر، سيد حسين

نصر، سيد حسين، 1933-

نصر، سيد هسن

نصر, سید حسین.

نصر, سید حسین 1933-...

نصر, سیدحسین.

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나스르, 세이드 호세인 1933-

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ナスル, S. H.

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