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In Search of the Lost Heart: Explorations in Islamic Thought

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Arabic and Persian terms have been transliterated in accordance with the system employed by the (), with the following major exceptions: (1) no distinction is made in transliterating consonants shared between Arabic and Persian; (2) complete transliterations of book and article titles have been retained throughout; (3) in contexts where transliteration is not an absolute necessity (i.e., book/article titles and technical expressions), certain terms that appear on the word list, namely hajj, imam……(download below)

On Cultivating Gratitude (Shukr) in Sufi Virtue Ethics by Atif Khalil

Abstract
Gratitude or shukr is one of the most central of Islamic virtues, the importance of which
is underscored by the fact that the defining notions of “faith” and “disbelief” revolve
around the pivots of shukr and kufr (= ingratitude). The article focuses on treatments of
the virtue within the Sufi tradition, and even here, with a concentration specifically on
the importance attached to its cultivation within the inner life of the spiritual aspirant……
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On_Cultivating_Gratitude_in_Sufi_Ethics – Khalil

The Embodiment of Gratitude (Shukr) in Sufi Ethics by Atif Khalil

It has been argued that in the tradition of Western ethics there have been
two general approaches to gratitude. There is first of all a view found mostly
among modern moral philosophers which treats the given virtue as a set of
feelings and attitudes. The grateful person is obliged first and foremost to sincerely
acknowledge the benefaction before anything else,to convey a sense of their debt.
The second view…………………….
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The Dialectic of Gratitude (Shukr) in the Non-dualism of Ibn al-ʿArabī by Atif Khalil

The role and function of gratitude or shukr in Islam has been a
topic that, until recently, has been the subject of little extensive
analysis.This is despite the central place of gratitude within the…..
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Dialectic Of Gratitude In Ibn Arabi – Khalil