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Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy:Mullā Ṣadrā on Existence, Intellect, and Intuition –

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Some Pointers and Reminders in Islamic Studies – Mohammed Rustom

Abstract: “Below are pointers and reminders (in no particular order) on how to go about navigating one’s way through the various stages of academiclife in Islamic Studies. This document is intended for those who are training to be in, or are already in, the profession. Although in my own words,many of the items listed below […]

Sufism, Islamic Philosophy, and Education in West Africa – Oludamini Ogunnaike

Abstarct: “West Africa has been home to and contributed to the development of several important Islamic intellectual traditions, including logic (manṭiq), theology (kalām), Sufism(taṣawwuf), legal philosophy (uṣūl al-fiqh), and even philosophy (falsafa)—all of which influenced the distinctive forms of pedagogy that emerged in West Africa, in which ritualpractice, physical presence, and the cultivation of virtue […]

Sam’ani on the Secret of Love in Adam’s Felicitous Sin -William C. Chittick

Abstract: “does not follow the pattern of Arabic books in this common genre, for he avoids linguistic analysis and theological abstractions and instead spends most of his time addressing the repercussions of the divine names in the human soul. He makes constant use of imagistic language, poetry, anecdotes, stories of the prophets, accounts of Muhammad […]

History of Islamic Philosophy

Abstract: Islamic philosophy has often been treated as being largely of historical interest, and belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophical study. This volume successfully overturns such a view. Emphasizing the living nature and rich diversity of the subject, it• examines the main thinkers and schools of thought, from the earliest period […]

Storytelling as Philosophical Pedagogy:The Case of Suhrawardī – Mohammed Rustom

Abstract: “Amongt the writings of Shihābal-Dīn Suhrawardī(d.587/1191),the founder of the School of Illumination and a key figure in post-Avicennan Islamic philosophy, are a series of visionary tales. In the context of each of these narratives, Suhrawardī employs numerous symbolic images in order to convey several key ideas that punctuate his philosophy. Given their concrete language, […]

On Listening: Hearing God’s Voice in the Face of Suffering – Mohammed Rustom

Abstract “Nearly a decade ago, I delivered a lecture which was part of a monthly philosophy colloquium series hosted by the philosophy department at my University. Unlike most of if not every other paper delivered in the series, my topic had to do with a non-European philosophical tradition—Islamic philosophy. The title of the lecture was […]