Review of Sufism and Deconstruction: A Comparative Study of Derrida and Ibn ‘Arabi by Ian Almond


When William C. Chittick published his encyclopedic Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-‘Arabi’s Metaphysics of Imagination almost thirty years ago, he made readily available to the English speaking world,for the first time, lengthy excerpts drawn primarily from the thirteenth century Andalusian thinker’s most comprehensive summation of Sufi thought in the Meccan Revelations. Chittick’s most significant contribu-tion, arguably, lay in the virtually unparalleled lucidity with which he introduced and translated a range of key passages authored by a medieval figure notorious for his often elliptical and allusive style of writing. This was a tremendous accomplishment for a single scholar, the full extent of which can be measured today by SPK’s standing as probably the most widely cited secondary source in the field of Ibn al-‘Arabi studies


In Search of the Lost Heart: Explorations in Islamic Thought


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On Cultivating Gratitude (Shukr) in Sufi Virtue Ethics by Atif Khalil

Gratitude or shukr is one of the most central of Islamic virtues, the importance of which
is underscored by the fact that the defining notions of “faith” and “disbelief” revolve
around the pivots of shukr and kufr (= ingratitude). The article focuses on treatments of
the virtue within the Sufi tradition, and even here, with a concentration specifically on
the importance attached to its cultivation within the inner life of the spiritual aspirant……
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The Embodiment of Gratitude (Shukr) in Sufi Ethics by Atif Khalil


It has been argued that in the tradition of Western ethics there have been
two general approaches to gratitude. There is first of all a view found mostly
among modern moral philosophers which treats the given virtue as a set of
feelings and attitudes. The grateful person is obliged first and foremost to sincerely
acknowledge the benefaction before anything else,to convey a sense of their debt.
The second view……..

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The Dialectic of Gratitude (Shukr) in the Non-dualism of Ibn al-ʿArabī by Atif Khalil


The role and function of gratitude or shukr in Islam has been a
topic that, until recently, has been the subject of little extensive
analysis.This is despite the central place of gratitude within the…..

Dialectic Of Gratitude In Ibn Arabi - Khalil