David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Fordham University Press (2007)
This rare and important contribution to the field of Islamic studies, philosophy, and comparative religion achieves a twofold objective. First, it draws from a broad and authoritative well of sources, especially in the domain of Sufism, or Islamic mysticism. The scholarship is impeccable. Second, it is an in-depth meditation on the relationship between love and knowledge, multiplicity and unity, the example of the Prophet Muhammed viewed as Universal Man, spiritual union, heart and intellect, and other related themes--conveyed in fresh, contemporary language. The book is as much a work of Sufism as it is a book about Sufism. Many of these themes have a universal appeal for students of mysticism; consequently, there are distinct resonances with other traditions, especially within certain schools of Christian mysticism dominated by the language of love. In our day, when the divisions between many Muslims and many Christians have broadened into chasms of suspicion and fear, books such as this one are especially important for the help they can offer in bridging these rifts. The capacity of scholars to understand these two religions, which stem from the same Abrahamic source, is of the utmost significance, and the best approach to better understanding may be through the mystical traditions, which tend to reflect more tolerance and to recognize a potential for seeing unity in a multiplicity of perspectives. This work conveys the beauty at the heart of the Islamic tradition in a language devoid of technical terminology
|Keywords||Love Islam Islamic ethics Muslims Conduct of life|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$21.44 used (39% off) $27.50 new (22% off) $31.50 direct from Amazon (10% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BP188.16.L68.M3413 2007|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Hermann Landolt & Todd Lawson (eds.) (2005). Reason and Inspiration in Islam: Theology, Philosophy and Mysticism in Muslim Thought: Essays in Honour of Hermann Landolt. Distributed in the United States by St Martin's Press.
Mona Siddiqui (2012). The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology. Cambridge University Press.
Masʻūd Maʻṣūmī (2001). Code of Ethics for Muslim Men and Women: According to the Fatāwā of Eight Marja' Taqlīd of the Shī'a World. Ansariyan Publications.
Ebrahim Moosa (2005). Ghazālī and the Poetics of Imagination. University of North Carolina Press.
M. A. Cook (2003). Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
Abā al-Khayl & Sulaymān ibn ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥammūd (2005). The Sources of the Islamic Religion and its Most Outstanding Merits and Virtues: This is Islam. Sulaiman Bin Abdullah Aba Al-Khail.
Tallal Alie Turfe (2004). Unity in Islam: Reflections and Insights. Tahrike Tarsile Qurʼan.
John Kelsay (2003). Al-Shaybani and the Islamic Law of War. Journal of Military Ethics 2 (1):63-75.
Henry Bayman (2003). The Secret of Islam: Love and Law in the Religion of Ethics. North Atlantic Books.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #198,110 of 1,139,956 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #165,020 of 1,139,956 )
How can I increase my downloads?