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Reason and inspiration in Islam : theology, philosophy and mysticism in Muslim thought

Author: Todd Lawson; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2005.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Lawson; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
ISBN: 9781850434702 1850434700
OCLC Number: 1004598123
Notes: Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Description: xv, 558 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / Todd Lawson --
2. Bibliography of the works of Hermann Landolt / Todd Lawson --
3. The 'five limbs' of the soul : a Manichaean motif in Muslim garb? / Karim Douglas Crow --
4. Narrative themes and devices in al-Waqidi's Kitab al-maghazi / Donald P. Little --
5. The rise and decline of Taqiyya in Twelver Shi'ism / L. Clarke --
6. Walaya according to al-Junayd (d.298/910) / Ahmet T. Karamustafa --
7. L'importance du Traite de l'harmonie d'al-Farabi : ses visees politiques / Fabienne Pironet --
8. Philosophy of religion in al-Farabi, Ibn Sina and Ibn Tufay! / Paul E. Walker --
9. Revisiting religious Shi'ism and early Sufism : the fourth/tenth-century dialogue of 'the sage and the young disciple' / James Winston Morris --
10. Al-Qadi al-Nu'man and the concept of Batin / Bulbul Shah --
11. The concept of knowledge according to al-Kirmani (d. after 411/1021) / Faquir Muhammad Hunzai --
12. An early Ismaili view of other religions : a chapter from the Kitab al-Islah By Abu Hatim al-Razi (d. ca. 322/934) / Shin Nomoto --
13. An Ismaili interpretation of Ibn Sina's Qasidat al-Nafs / Wilferd Madelung --
14. Ayat al-Nur : a metaphor for where we come from, what we are and where we are going / Soraya Mahdi Hajjaji-Jarrah --
15. Reading al-Ghazali : the case of psychology / Peter Heath --
16. Stories of Ahmad al-Ghazali 'playing the witness' in Tabriz (Shams-i Tabrizi's interest in shahid-bazi) / Nasrollah Pourjavady --
17. Reason ('aql) and direct intuition (mushahada) in the works of Shihab al-Din al-Suhrawardi (d. 587/1191) / Roxanne D. Marcotte --
18. Al-Suhrawardi on body as extension : an alternative to hylomorphism from Plato to Leibniz / John Walbridge --
19. Mi'raj al-kalima : de la Risala Qushayriyya aux Futuhat Makkiyya / Michel Chodkiewicz --
20. Al-Shahrastani's contribution to medieval Islamic thought / Diana Steigerwald --
21. The pertinence of Islamic cosmology : reflections on the philosophy of Afdal al-Din Kashani / William C. Chittick --
22. The sciences of intuition and the riches of inspiration : Najm al-Din Kubra in Jami's Nafahat al-uns / Elizabeth Ross Alexandrin --
23. Two narratives on Najm al-Din Kubra and Radi al-Din 'Ali Lala from a thirteenth-century source : notes on a manuscript in the Raza Library, Rampur / Devin DeWeese --
24. Ibn Sina and Meister Eckhart on being / Etin Anwar --
25. La Vision de Dieu dans l'Onirocritique Musulmane Medievale / Pierre Lory --
26. The spiritual journey in Kubrawi Sufism / Leonard Lewisohn --
27. Notes on the transmission of mystical philosophy : Ibn 'Arabi according to 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha'rani / Richard J.A. McGregor --
28. Shah Tahir and Nizari Ismaili disguises / Farhad Daftary --
29. Some notes on Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi and the problem of the mystical significance of paradise / Abdollah Vakily --
30. The Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Sufi order's ascendancy in Central Asia through the eyes of its masters and disciples (1010s-1200s/1600s-1800s) / Sajida S. Alvi --
31. 'Le combattant du ta'wil. Un poeme de Molla Sadra sur 'Alt (Aspects de l'imamologic duodecimane IX) / Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi --
32. Fayd al-Kashani's Walaya : the confluence of Shi'i imamology and mysticism / Shigeru Kamada --
33. The faith of pharaoh : a disputed question in Islamic theology / Eric Ormsby --
34. The eight rules of Junayd : a general overview of the genesis and development of Islamic Dervish orders / Bernd Radtke --
35. Symphony of gnosis : a self-definition of the Ismaili Ginan tradition / Shafique N. Virani --
36. The attitude of the 'Ulama' towards the government in nineteenth-century Iran / Ahmad Kazemi Moussavi --
37. Traditional philosophy in Iran with reference to modern trends / Mehdi Mohaghegh --
38. Traces of modernisation and westernisation : some comparative considerations concerning Late Bukharan chronicles / Bert G. Fragner.
Responsibility: edited by Todd Lawson.

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