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I t is well‑known that Rumi (d. 1273) was a great lover of the Prophet Muhammad. This is best typified in such verses as the ones with which the present article begins. Given our knowledge of the devotion to the Prophet that we find in Rumi’s writings and in the works of many other Sufi […]
Islam and Music: The legal and the Spiritual Dimensions Islam_and_Music_the_Legal_and_Spiritual
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)
Equilibrium and Realization – William Chittick on Self and the Cosmos by Muhammad Rustom
Mulla Sadra on the Hadith of Awakening
Islam and Music: The Views of Ruzbahan Baqli It is often said that music is forbidden in Islam and this assertion is repeated by many contemporary Muslims as well as by orientalists. Yet, when one studies the Islamic world, either in its present form or during various stages of its history, one is startled by […]
Shaykh Muhammad Siddeeq Minshawi – Surah Luqman 8-34 and Surah Sajdah 1-7. Recorded in 1969 at Masjid Hussein, Cairo, Egypt.