Entries by simar

Aḥmad al-Ghazālī’s Metaphysics of Love (edited by JOSEPH E.B. LUMBARD)

To understand the content of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī’s writings and sermons, one must also examine their form. In his attempts to transport his audience to the truth of which he is certain and to actualize the realization of it within them, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī is ever aware of the limitations inherent to words…………….. Amad_al-Ghazali_Remembrance_and_the_Met

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

Abstract: IT IS NOT  POSSIBLE to discuss Islamic spirituality :Without dealing withthat spiritual reality which is called futuwwah in Arabic and jawan  mardiin Persian and which can be rendered into English as “mysticalyouth” or spiritual chivalry………………

Everything Muhammad: The Image of the Prophet in the Writings of ‘Ayn al-Qudat

Abstract   It is well‑known that Rumi (d. 1273) was a great lover of the ProphetMuhammad. This is best typified in such verses as the ones with whichthe present article begins. Given our knowledge of the devotion to theProphet that we find in Rumi’s writings and in the works of many otherSufi authors,I would here […]

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)

The Prayer of the Heart in Hesychasm and Sufism

SEYYED HOSSEIN NASR The goblet revealing the universe is the heart of the perfeet man; The mirror that reveals the Truth is in reality this heart. The heart is the depository of the treasures of the Divine Mysteries; Whatever you seek in the two worlds, ask the heart and you shall attain it. Shams al-Dïn […]