Entries by simar

The Influence of Rene Guenon in the Islamic World

Although the impact of the teachings of Rene Guenon upon the Occident has not been studied fully, at lease there exist a number of studies concerning the far­ reaching influence of his seminal writings in a number of European countries. Such is unfortunately not the case when one turns to the Islamic world……………… The_Influence_of_Rene_Guenon_in_the_Isla

Spiritual Chivalry

IT IS NOT  POSSIBLE to discuss Islamic spirituality :Without dealing with that spiritual reality which is called futuwwah in Arabic and jawan  mardi in Persian and which can be rendered into English as “mystical youth” or spiritual chivalry……………… Spiritual Chivalry (Nasr)

Modern Science and the Eclipse of Tawhîd

My purpose today is to suggest some of the issues that need to be raised from the side of Islamic thinking in any discussion of “religion and science.” For “religion,” I will keep in view the Islamic intellectual tradition, especially in its later stages, when it achieved a synthetic view……….. Modern Science and the Eclipse […]

Do All Things Possess Awareness?

In An Essay on Man, the eighteenth-century British poet Alexander Pope offers a succinct formulation of an age-old philosophical doctrine about reality. This doctrine, which Arthur Lovejoy refers to as the “great chain of being,” maintains that existence is hierarchical and organically linked…………….. The Great Chain of Consciousness (Renovatio 1.1, 2017)

Islamic Art and Spirituality

Islamic Art and Spirituality By Seyyed Hossein Nasr   Islamic Art has been the subject of study by Western scholars since the nineteenth century and by Western-trained Muslim savants for several decades. It has, moreover, come to receive special attention during the past two or three decades by the larger public as a distinct category […]