Overcoming Nihilism Through Sufism: An Analysis of Iqbal’s Article on ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Jīlī

Journal of Islamic Studies 30 (1):69-96 (2019)

Authors
Feyzullah Yilmaz
Sabanci University
Abstract
This paper attempts to rethink the philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal and challenge the still prevailing tendency in Iqbal scholarship to view it merely as an outcome of the influence of the ideas of various Western/European philosophers. I present Iqbal’s arguments in their particular historical and intellectual context to show that they developed in response to a specific philosophical problem and that Iqbal looked for a solution to that problem in Islamic tradition. I suggest that Iqbal’s philosophy is best understood in the context of, and as a response to, the problem of nihilism as it was debated in modern German philosophy during ‘the pantheism controversy’ in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. To demonstrate this, I analyse Iqbal’s article on ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Jīlī to show his concern with the problem of nihilism, and his solution to it based on al-Jīlī’s Sufism.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1093/jis/ety041
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 41,650
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Al-Insan Al-Kamil.Abd Al-Karim Ibn Ibrahim Jili & Ghazzali - 1963 - Maktabat Wa-Matba'at Muhammad 'Ali Subayh.
Editorial Introduction: Overcoming Nihilism.Arran Gare - 2011 - Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 7 (2):1-5.
Nihilism.Bulent Diken - 2009 - Routledge.
Introduction: Overcoming Nihilism.Arran Gare - 2011 - Cosmos and History 7 (2):1-5.
Deleuze, Nietzsche, and the Overcoming of Nihilism.Ashley Woodward - 2013 - Continental Philosophy Review 46 (1):115-147.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2018-09-28

Total views
14 ( #560,560 of 2,250,064 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #311,053 of 2,250,064 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature