The Wisdom of Animals – William C. Chittick

Abstract:

“More than any other Muslim thinker, Ibn ¡Arabi dedicated his teachings to clarifying the presence of the divine wisdom in all things and the human necessity of conforming to that wisdom. The arguments he offers are at once metaphysical and scrip- tural, cosmological and psychological, scientific and ethical. He addresses every dimension of human and cosmic existence and speaks constantly of the inherent goodness of all of creation and the human duty to respect the rights (huq¬q) of all creatures – not simply the rights of God and the rights of our fellow beings. If there is a single scriptural theme to his writings, after tawh¨d, it is certainly the prophetic saying: “Give to each that has a right”

The Wisdom Of Animals (Chittick)

The Mosque – The Heart of Submission by RUSMIR – MAHMUTCEHAJIC

Abstract:

Man exists in space and time. At any space and time we can turn in
any number of potential directions—but none can bring us fulfillment,
for nothing that happens to us is enough in itself. But all boundedness
in space and time has the potential to direct us toward the Boundless,
that which lies beyond all boundaries. As each place receives us, each
moment leaves us behind: we are travelers in search of an outer world
and an innermost self that constantly eludes our grasp. As long as they
elude us, we are guests, not prisoners, in a world of signs which, near
and far, all point toward the Destination…….

(The Abrahamic Dialogues Series, No. 3) Rusmir Mahmutcehajic - The Mosque_ The Heart Of Submission (Abrahamic Dialogues)-Fordham University Press (2006)

The Epistle of Ya qub ibn Isha¯q al-Kind on the Device for Dispelling Sorrows

ABSTRACT

Although less technical philosophically than many of al-Kind‡
¯’s known treatises, this Epistle remains basic for understandin g the spirit that
underlies his thinking. Socratic, yet very Kindian in spirit, this Epistle displays
its author’s tendency to harmonize Greek philosophy and Islam, particularl y as
this relates to ethics, and his belief in man’s free will and reason. To him,
sorrows may be caused either by our own actions or by the actions of others.
It is up to us to choose to do or not to do what saddens us. Through reason we
can eliminate some of the causes of sorrow when we perceive the intellectual
world, and derive from it things desired. Though this Epistle has a signiŽ cant
share of the linguistic and stylistic complexities characteristi c of al-Kind……

Al-Kindi, On The Device For Dispelling Sorrows (trans. Jayyusi-Lehn)

Roads to paradise : Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam

Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam offers a multi-disciplinary study of Muslim thinking about paradise, death, apocalypse, and the hereafter. It focuses on eschatological concepts in the Quran and its exegesis, Sunni and Shi‘i traditions, Islamic theology, philosophy, mysticism, and other scholarly disciplines reflecting Islamicate pluralism and cosmopolitanism……………..

A Philosopher’s Itinerary For The Afterlife (Roads To Paradise, 2017)

Mulla Rajab, On the Necessary Being and The Fundamental Principle

Abstract:

Translated for this volume by Mohammed Rustom from Mullā Rajab ʿAlī Tabrīzī,
Ithbāt-i wājib in Sayyid Jalāl al-Dīn Āshtiyānī and Henry Corbin, ed., Anthologie des philosophes
iraniens depuis le XVII siècle jusqu’à nos jours (Tehran, 1972–1975),
vol. 1, pp. 220–243.e

Mulla-Rajab-On-the-Necessary-Being-and-The-Fundamental-Principle-APP-5-2015

THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF JERUSALEM-THE ISLAMIC VISION*

THE SUBJECT OF JERUSALEM is an extremely significant one for both spiritual and obviously mundane reasons. For men and women of faith, especially those who belong to the world of Abrahamic monotheism, it is of both immediate and ultimate concern……………

Nasr_Article_The Spiritual Significance Of Jerusalem_The Islamic Vision (1999)

The Great Chain of Consciousness :Do All Things Possess Awareness?

Abstract:

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 hierarchi- cal and organically linked, structured as it is upon the descending degrees of being. Reality begins with and proceeds from God, the Supreme Being, and ends in the most minuscule and discrete kinds of beings. Each thing in the cosmos, including the cosmos itself, forms a vital link with the other parts of this great chain. In Pope’s words..

The Great Chain of Consciousness (Renovatio 1.1, 2017)

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 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 authors,I would here like to discuss the views of another major
devotee of the Prophet. His name was Abu’l Ma‘ali ‘Abd Allah al‑Miyanji,
and is most commonly known as ‘Ayn al‑Qudat Hamadani. He was born……..

Everything Muhammad

Equilibrium and Realization: William Chittick on Self and the Cosmos by Muhammed Rustom

Abstract:

“William Chittick, currently professor of religious studies at the State University of New York (Stony Brook), is an internationally renowned expert on Islamic thought. His contributions to the fields of Sufism and Islamic philosophy have helped paint a clearer picture of the intellectual and spiritual landscape of Islamic civilization from the seventh/thirteenth century onwards. Yet Chittick is not simply concerned with discussions in Islamic thought as artifacts of premodern intellectual history. His vast knowledge of the Islamic intellectual tradition serves as the platform from which he seeks to address a broad range of contemporary issues. In this short essay, I will outline Chittick’s writings on the self within the context of his treatment of cosmology. Rather than being outdated ways of looking at the universe and our relationship to it, Chittick argues that traditional Islamic cosmological teachings are just as pertinent to the question of the self today as they were yesterday.”

Equilibrium and Realization – William Chittick on Self and the Cosmos by Muhammad Rustom

Equilibrium and Realization - William Chittick on Self and the Cosmos by Muhammad Rustom

An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines

An Introduction to
Islamic Cosmological
Doctrines
CONCEPTIONS OF NATURE AND METHODS
USED FOR ITS STUDY BY THE
IKHW AN AL-~AFA’, AL-BIRUNI, AND IBN SINA

 

This study opens up a relatively unexplored, hence unfamiliar,
aspect of Islam. The ~ajority of mo?ern Muslim ration~lists will no
doubt join in chorus with the formalist orthodox theologians to deny
that its subject can be identified with Islam “in any true sense.” But
their perspective is false. The theme of Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s study
is one no less vital than the tracing out of one line in the complex process
by which the Islamic Community gradually discovered its own
nature and habitat…………………………………………..

An_Introduction_to_Islamic_Cosmological_Doctrines

 

 

The Male and Female in the Islamic Perspective

The Male and Female in the Islamic Perspective

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

“O Mankind! Lo! We have created you male and female… The noblest among you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct.” (Quran 49:13)

The Male and Female in the Islamic Perspective