SEYYED HOSSEIN NASR – Muhammad U. Faruque


This article provides an overview of the substantive contribution from Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a contemporary Islamic philosopher with global influence. Dr. Nasr’s oeuvre covers an extended field from the perennial philosophy, which dominates his philosophical worldview, to religion, science, environmental studies, education, and the arts with particular attention to Islamic and comparative studies, as well as criticism of modernism. Grounded in Islamic tradition, Nasr’s far-reaching ideas have been acknowledged by the global scholarly community. Nasr is perhaps most famous for being one of the first people to predict, diagnose, and provide a response to the ecological crisis, having spoken out on the topic as early as 1966. He is considered the father of “Islamic environmentalism,” which is now gaining momentum in the Muslim world.

Keywords: order of the sacred; eco-philosophy; Islamic science; Islamic art; spirituality, religion and modernity