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Humility in Islamic Contemplative Ethics – Atif Khalil

Abstract: “From the origins of Islamic history, humility (khushūʿ /tawāḍuʿ ) has occupied a cen-tral place in Muslim piety. This has been in large part due to its de􀁦􀁩ning role in theQurʾān and󱸥adīths, and no less because it stands as the opposite of pride (kibr )—thecardinal sin of both Iblīs and Pharaoh in Scripture. By drawing on the […]

ʿAyn al-Quḍāt on Chivalry – Mohammed Rustom

Abstract: “This article investigates the multi-dimensional presence of the important Persian Sufi concept of jawānmardī or chivalry in the writings of the famous 6th/12th century metaphysician, martyr, and mystic ʿAyn al-Quḍāt Hamadānī (d. 525/1131). The article begins by situating jawānmardī vis-à-vis its Arabic Sufi equivalent of futuwwa. Both of them convey a wide range of […]

Sayyid Ḥaydar Āmulī’s Seal of Absolute walāya: A Shīʿī Response to Ibn ʿArabī – Mohammed Rustom

Abstarct: In Ibn ʿArabī’s (d. 638/1240) highly developed theory of walāya (‘sainthood’ or ‘friendship with God’), Jesus is conceived of as the ‘Seal of Absolute walāya’ whereas Ibn ʿArabī is the ‘Seal of Restricted walāya’. After explaining how Ibn ʿArabī understands these two designations, we shall move on to Sayyid H aydar Āmulī’s (d. ca. […]

Beyond Atoms and Accidents Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī and the New Ontology of Postclassical Kalām – Bilal Ibrahim

Abstract: “This article explores a novel approach to the analysis of the external world in postclassical Ashʿarite kalām. While discussions of physical reality and its fundamental constituents in the classical period of Islamic thought turned chiefly on the opposing views of kalām atomism and Aristotelian hylomorphism, in the postclassical period kalām thinkers in the Ashʿarite […]

Yousef Casewit – The Mystics of al-Andalus: Ibn Barrajan and Islamic Thought in the Twelfth Century.

Abstract: Gerek popüler kültür gerek akademik camiada ilgi odağı olmaya eden Endülüs mistikleri, bir okul olarak bütüncül ve detaylı bir şekilde çalışılmayı beklemektedir.* Araştırmacılar Endülüs mistiklerinin genel olarak İslam düşüncesi üzerindeki önemli etkilerini vurgulamakla birlikte, sadece İbn Meserre (ö. 319/931) ve İbn Arab (ö. 638/1240) gibi IV/X. ve VII/  XIII. yüzyılın öne çıkan isimleri hak ettikleri ilginin […]

Metaphysics of Muhammad The Nur Muhammad from Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (d. 148/765)to Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (d. 672/1274)

Abstract:“This study analyzes the development of the theme of the “Light of Muḥammad”(al-nūr al-Muḥammadī) or the “Muḥammadan Reality” (al-ḥaqīqa al Muḥammadiyya)among several Shiʿi and Sufi thinkers through the seventh/thirteenth century. These thinkers include Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq (d. 148/765), Sahl al-Tustarī (d. 283/896), the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ (early to mid 4th/10th century), the Ismaili dāʿīs Abū Yaʿqūb […]

ISLAMSKA KOSMOLOGIJA – William C. CHITTICK

“U islamu su se razvila složena i prefnjena kosmološka učenja kako na osnovu islamskih izvora tako irazličitih domaćih svjetonazora predislamskih društava. Ono što islamsku kosmologiju čini izrazito islamskom jestečinjenica da ishodišno kur’ansko gledište objedinjuje i usklađuje preuzete koncepte. Izraz “islamska kosmologija”se može općenito razumjeti u značenju svjetonazora zabilježenog u Kur’anu i Hadisu te prihvaćenog izričito ilineizričito […]