Insights Into Islamic Esoterism and Taoism

Insights Into Islamic Esoterism and Taoism

This small volume brings together a number of Guénon's early articles relating to Sufism (tasawwuf), or Islamic esoterism.

Author: Rene Guenon

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 090058825X

Category: Religion

Page: 87

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This small volume brings together a number of Guénon's early articles relating to Sufism (tasawwuf), or Islamic esoterism. A later article, 'Islamic Esoterism', has also been included, since it articulates so well the particularities of initiation in Islam by defining the fundamental elements of tasawwuf: shari'ah, tariqah, haqiqah. The first constitutes the necessary fundamental exoteric basis; the second, the Way and its means; the third, the goal or final result. In the other chapters, Guénon expresses with his usual synthetic clarity what tawhid and faqr are, and gives examples of traditional sciences, relating angelology to the Arabic alphabet, and chirology to the science of letters ('ilm al-huruf). A number of book and article reviews give further insights into Islamic cosmology. Some may feel that the essay 'Taoism and Confucianism' here included has little relevance to Sufism and Islam. However, such writers as Toshihiko Izutsu and Sachiko Murata have drawn many parallels between the two traditions. Confucianism, concentrating on social and interpersonal norms, functions as a kind of shari'ah in the context of Chinese religion, while Taoism, like Sufism, is precisely the esoteric Way.
Categories: Religion

The Islam Guide

The Islam Guide

Author: Exhibition Islam

Publisher:

ISBN: 0955523818

Category: Islam

Page: 353

View: 448

Categories: Islam

Insights into Sufism

Insights into Sufism

This book considers a broad range of questions relating to Sufism, including its history, manifestations in various countries and communities, its expression in poetry, women and Sufism, and expressions among popular spirituality.

Author: Ruth J. Nicholls

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527557482

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Sufism has long constituted one of the most powerful drawcards to people embracing Islam. This book considers a broad range of questions relating to Sufism, including its history, manifestations in various countries and communities, its expression in poetry, women and Sufism, and expressions among popular spirituality. In addition, the volume challenges the long-held view of Sufism as being necessarily peaceful, through a consideration in one paper of Sufis engaging in violent Jihad. The book works at the interface between the scholarly and the practical, using rigorous methodology to ensure that its findings are reliable, while also giving attention to how Sufi thinking impacts the daily lives of Sufis. This represents an original and important dimension of this study, given the significant role played by Sufis throughout Islamic history in enriching discussion of intellectual and charismatic questions, as well as informing popular practice among “Folk” Muslims.
Categories: Religion

Insights Into Islamic Humanism

Insights Into Islamic Humanism

It is hoped that this volume will not only acquaint the readers with the genuine image of Islam, but also enlighten them on the chief ingredients of its dynamism.

Author: Abdul Ali

Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8190455184

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 256

The present volume is the first attempt of its kind at presenting Islam as a religion of humanism in the light of the totality of its teachings as gleaned from the original sources, especially the Qur'an and Hadith (Apostolic Traditions). Contrasting sharply with the stereotyped, distorted image of islam, it provides penetrating insights into its broad humanistic aspirations aimed at full flowering of all the physical, intellectual and spiritual faculties man has been allowed with and given the status of being the noblest creature. The book deals in detail with the role played by Islam in the advancement of human thought and progress by opening up large dimensions of reason through inculcation of the spirit of scientific inquiry in man. It also objectively assesses the contribution of Islam as a civilizing agency with special reference to its secular, liberal and humanistic aspects in a manner that enables modern minds to understand and appreciate them fully. It is hoped that this volume will not only acquaint the readers with the genuine image of Islam, but also enlighten them on the chief ingredients of its dynamism.
Categories: Religion

Insights Into Islam

Insights Into Islam

The book deals with the origins of Islam, its teachings, and looks at the earliest manuscripts of the Qur'an.

Author: Stephen Meyers

Publisher:

ISBN: 1734411309

Category:

Page:

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The book deals with the origins of Islam, its teachings, and looks at the earliest manuscripts of the Qur'an.
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Insights Into Islamic Esoterism and Taoism

Insights Into Islamic Esoterism and Taoism

If it is difficult to determine the beginning of Sufism in Islam , it is because
traditionally it has not and cannot have any ... is a branch of studies designated
as ' ilm at - tawḥīd among the 70 INSIGHTS INTO ISLAMIC ESOTERISM AND
TAOISM.

Author: René Guénon

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 0900588438

Category: Sufism.

Page: 87

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René Guénon (1886-1951) is undoubtedly one of the luminaries of the twentieth century, whose critique of the modern world has stood fast against the shifting sands of recent philosophies. His oeuvre of 26 volumes is providential for the modern seeker: pointing ceaselessly to the perennial wisdom found in past cultures ranging from the Shamanistic to the Indian and Chinese, the Hellenic and Judaic, the Christian and Islamic, and including also Alchemy, Hermeticism, and other esoteric currents, at the same time it directs the reader to the deepest level of religious praxis, emphasizing the need for affiliation with a revealed tradition even while acknowledging the final identity of all spiritual paths as they approach the summit of spiritual realization. This small volume brings together a number of Guénon's early articles relating to Sufism (tasawwuf), or Islamic esoterism. The later article 'Islamic Esoterism' has also been included, since it so well articulates the particularities of initiation in Islam by defining the fundamental elements of tasawwuf: shari'ah, tariqah, haqiqah. The first constitutes the necessary fundamental exoteric basis; the second, the Way and its means; the third, the goal or final result. In the other chapters, Guénon expresses with his usual synthetic clarity what tawhid and faqr are, and gives examples of traditional sciences, relating angelology to the Arabic alphabet, and chirology to the science of letters ('ilm al-huruf). A number of book and article reviews give interesting insights into traditional orthodoxy. The Collected Works of René Guénon brings together the writings of one of the greatest prophets of our time, whose voice is even more important today than when he was alive. Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions, etc.
Categories: Sufism.

Isis Fundamentalism and Islam

Isis  Fundamentalism and Islam

I hope the essays in this book will help to warn the people of the United States and help them prepare for a nuclear war for failure to heed the warning of Netanyahu.

Author: Peter J. Riga

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504958561

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 674

I hope the essays in this book will help to warn the people of the United States and help them prepare for a nuclear war for failure to heed the warning of Netanyahu. I fervently pray that this will not be so. We must wait to see whether the United States will welcome the warning of Netanyahu. We know what happened after the first warning of Churchill. We must wait to see of the United States will heed the warning of Netanyahu.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Insights Into Islam

Insights Into Islam

(1) Introduction - Insights into Islam, the Bible and the Qur'an: Post 9/11 Perspectives - Michael Raiter. (2) The History of Modern Islamophobia - Anthony McRoy. (3) An Exegetical Study of the Qur'anic Teachings of the Jewish People - ...

Author: Michael Raiter

Publisher: Mst (Melbourne School of Theology)

ISBN: 0987079328

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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(1) Introduction - Insights into Islam, the Bible and the Qur'an: Post 9/11 Perspectives - Michael Raiter. (2) The History of Modern Islamophobia - Anthony McRoy. (3) An Exegetical Study of the Qur'anic Teachings of the Jewish People - Jannah Walters. (4) Australian Islam and the Battered Wife Syndrome - Bernie Power. (5) Using the Bible in Da'wa - Denis Savelyev. (6) The Real Story Behind the Massacre of the Banu Qurayza - Daniel Janosik. (7) Islam in Europe: Concerns, Trends and Debates - Peter Riddell. (8) A Contrast Between Evangelical and Islamic Perspectives towards People with Disabilities with Implications for Evangelical and Muslim Outreach to the Disabled - Ruth Turner. (9) Integral Mission in a Disintegrating World - David Williams.
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The Secrets of the Koran

The Secrets of the Koran

If you want to know what the Koran is really about, you have to know what it really says. Don Richardson gives you a nitty-gritty inside look at the Koran, helping to separate fact from fiction.

Author: Don Richardson

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830731237

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 904

Forget all those evening news sound bites or diplomatically correct half-truths about the Koran and the religion of Islam. If you want to know what the Koran is really about, you have to know what it really says. Don Richardson gives you a nitty-gritty inside look at the Koran, helping to separate fact from fiction. These hard-hitting observations are not the author's opinion based on what he thinks the Koran seems to imply. Muslim boys are indoctrinated in military camps. Madrasa schools force memorization and repetition of the Koran particularly those verses that promise heavenly rewards for martyrdom. It took courage to write this serious, documented and well-sourced book. But the price of truth is courage, regardless of ones religion.
Categories: Religion

Faith 40 Insights into Hinduism

Faith  40 Insights into Hinduism

Did the arrival of Muslim invaders a thousand years ago destroy Hindu culture?Answering key questions on Hindu philosophy and associated Indian history in simple, lucid, engaging ways, and exploring the often curious customs and beliefs ...

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789353025977

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 942

Why are Hindus so ritualistic? Why do they worship idols? Were Hindus always casteist? Are Hindus supposed to be vegetarian? Is divorce permitted according to Hinduism? Why is a Hindu prayer different from a Muslim or Christian prayer? Did the arrival of Muslim invaders a thousand years ago destroy Hindu culture? Answering key questions on Hindu philosophy and associated Indian history in simple, lucid, engaging ways, and exploring the often curious customs and beliefs that are an intrinsic part of the Hindu faith, Devdutt Pattanaik's latest book is a treasure house of information on the complex tenets of Hinduism. For many a curious reader, Faith: Understanding Hinduism will prove to be a delightful and eye-opening introduction to the intricacies of one of the world's most practiced religions.
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Inferences by Parallel Reasoning in Islamic Jurisprudence

Inferences by Parallel Reasoning in Islamic Jurisprudence

The book concludes with some brief remarks on contemporary approaches to analogy in Common and Civil Law and also to parallel reasoning in general.

Author: Shahid Rahman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030223817

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 329

This monograph proposes a new (dialogical) way of studying the different forms of correlational inference, known in the Islamic jurisprudence as qiyās. According to the authors’ view, qiyās represents an innovative and sophisticated form of dialectical reasoning that not only provides new epistemological insights into legal argumentation in general (including legal reasoning in Common and Civil Law) but also furnishes a fine-grained pattern for parallel reasoning which can be deployed in a wide range of problem-solving contexts and does not seem to reduce to the standard forms of analogical reasoning studied in contemporary philosophy of science and argumentation theory. After an overview of the emergence of qiyās and of the work of al-Shīrāzī penned by Soufi Youcef, the authors discuss al-Shīrāzī’s classification of correlational inferences of the occasioning factor (qiyās al-'illa). The second part of the volume deliberates on the system of correlational inferences by indication and resemblance (qiyās al-dalāla, qiyās al-shabah). The third part develops the main theoretical background of the authors’ work, namely, the dialogical approach to Martin-Löf's Constructive Type Theory. The authors present this in a general form and independently of adaptations deployed in parts I and II. Part III also includes an appendix on the relevant notions of Constructive Type Theory, which has been extracted from an overview written by Ansten Klev. The book concludes with some brief remarks on contemporary approaches to analogy in Common and Civil Law and also to parallel reasoning in general.
Categories: Philosophy

Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law

Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law

The book starts with an analysis of the nature of Islamic law, its concepts, meaning and sources, as well as its development in different stages of Islamic history. This is followed by accounts of how Islamic law is being practised today.

Author: E. Ann Black

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857934475

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 503

'This book presents an invaluable contribution to the debate on the compatibility of Islam and modernity. It is full of arguments and examples showing how Islam can be understood in line with modern life, human rights, democracy, the rule of law, civil society and pluralism. The three authors come from different countries, represent different gender perspectives and have a Shia, a Sunni and a non-Muslim background respectively which makes the book a unique source of information and inspiration.' Irmgard Marboe, University of Vienna, Austria This well-informed book explains, reflects on and analyses Islamic law, not only in the classical legal tradition of Sharia, but also its modern, contemporary context. The book explores the role of Islamic law in secular Western nations and reflects on the legal system of Islam in its classical context as applied in its traditional homeland of the Middle East and also in South East Asia. Written by three leading scholars from three different backgrounds: a Muslim in the Sunni tradition, a Muslim in the Shia tradition, and a non-Muslim woman the book is not only unique, but also enriched by differing insights into Islamic law. Sir William Blair provides the foreword to a book which acknowledges that Islam continues to play a vital role not just in the Middle East but across the wider world, the discussion on which the authors embark is a crucial one. The book starts with an analysis of the nature of Islamic law, its concepts, meaning and sources, as well as its development in different stages of Islamic history. This is followed by accounts of how Islamic law is being practised today. Key modern institutions are discussed, such as the parliament, judiciary, dar al-ifta, political parties, and other important organizations. It continues by analysing some key concepts in our modern times: nation-state, citizenship, ummah, dhimmah (recognition of the status of certain non-Muslims in Islamic states), and the rule of law. The book investigates how in recent times, more and more fatwas are issued collectively rather than emanating from an individual scholar. The authors then evaluate how Islamic law deals with family matters, economics, crime, property and alternative dispute resolution. Lastly, the book revisits certain contemporary issues of debate in Islamic law such as the burqa, halal food, riba (interest) and apostasy. Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law will become a standard scholarly text on Islamic law. Its wide-ranging coverage will appeal to researchers and students of Islamic law, or Islamic studies in general. Legal practitioners will also be interested in the comparative aspects of Islamic law presented in this book.
Categories: Religion

Islam in Europe

Islam in Europe

This vigorously argued book reveals the central role that Islam has played in European history.

Author: Jack Goody

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745657554

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 522

This vigorously argued book reveals the central role that Islam has played in European history. Following the movement of people, culture and religion from East to West, Goody breaks down the perceived opposition between Islam and Europe, showing Islam to be a part of Europe's past and present. In an historical analysis of religious warfare and forced migration, Goody examines our understanding of legitimate violence, ethnic cleansing and terrorism. His comparative perspective offers important and illuminating insights into current political problems and conflicts. Goody traces three routes of Islam into Europe, following the Arab through North Africa, Spain and Mediterranean Europe; the Turk through Greece and the Balkans; and the Mongol through Southern Russia to Poland and Lithuania. Each thrust made its mark on Europe in terms of population and culture. Yet this was not merely a military impact: especially in Spain, but elsewhere too, Europe was substantially modified by this contact. Today it takes the form of some eleven million immigrants, not to speak of the possible incorporation of further millions through Bosnia, Albania and Turkey.
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Islam and Human Rights in Practice

Islam and Human Rights in Practice

This volume seeks to engage with the various debates surrounding Islam and Human Rights, in particular, challenging assumptions of a ‘standard’ or ‘essential’ Muslim perspective on Human Rights.

Author: Shahram Akbarzadeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134059263

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 747

Questions over the compatibility of Islam and Human Rights have become a key area of debate in the perceived tensions between ‘Islam and the West’. In many ways, discussion over the stance of Islam in relation to such factors as gender rights, religious freedom, social and political freedoms, and other related issues represents a microcosm of the broader experience of how Muslim and ‘Western’ communities interact and relate. This volume seeks to engage with the various debates surrounding Islam and Human Rights, in particular, challenging assumptions of a ‘standard’ or ‘essential’ Muslim perspective on Human Rights. Through a survey of the experiences of Muslim communities across the globe (the ummah), this volume highlights the dynamic way Muslims understand and incorporate Human Rights into their personal, social and political experiences. From conceptual discussions on the issues of gender rights and religious freedom, to examining Muslim communities from South East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, leading global experts bring forth key insights into the way in which Muslim communities live and experience Human Rights. The potential for deeper engagement with this issue is critical, as it opens possibilities for more profound understanding and tolerance.
Categories: Social Science

Insights Into Sikh Religion and History

Insights Into Sikh Religion and History

Of course the imposition of Jaziya on non - Muslims was an accepted principle
under the Shariat . . Their crusade or Jehad against the non - believers or non -
Muslim states with a view to spreading Islam was also an accepted principle of ...

Author: Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041350797

Category: Sikhism

Page: 218

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Articles.
Categories: Sikhism

Universal Dimensions of Islam

Universal Dimensions of Islam

"---David Burrell, University of Notre Dame, author of Knowing the Unknowable God: Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas "This collection brings together some of the best writings on the universal dimensions of Islam.

Author: Patrick Laude

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781935493570

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 800

This text provides a look into Islam as many writers delve into their own studies of faith, and how Islam and its culture can serve as a bridge connecting it to other faiths for a more understanding world.
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Teaching about Islam and Muslims in the Public School Classroom

Teaching about Islam and Muslims in the Public School Classroom

Can be obtained from most video rental stores . Islam - A Closer Look 1995 .
Taibah Intl . Aid Association . Well known Muslim personalities and scholars of
Islam share their insights regarding the faith and its adherents . Men and Women
' s ...

Author: Council on Islamic Education (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111527417

Category: Religion

Page: 117

View: 899

"Helps teachers with the challenging task of teaching about Islam and Muslims. This resource contains: Information on beliefs and practices of Muslims, including glossary of terms, charts and graphics." Includes: Basic Beliefs, Religious Obligations, The Muslim Society, Contemporary Issues.
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Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia

Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia

The essays in this volume examine the interaction between Christianity and Islam in medieval Anatolia through three distinct angles, opening with a substantial introduction by the editors to explain both the research background and the ...

Author: A.C.S. Peacock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317112686

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 208

Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia offers a comparative approach to understanding the spread of Islam and Muslim culture in medieval Anatolia. It aims to reassess work in the field since the 1971 classic by Speros Vryonis, The Decline of Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization which treats the process of transformation from a Byzantinist perspective. Since then, research has offered insights into individual aspects of Christian-Muslim relations, but no overview has appeared. Moreover, very few scholars of Islamic studies have examined the problem, meaning evidence in Arabic, Persian and Turkish has been somewhat neglected at the expense of Christian sources, and too little attention has been given to material culture. The essays in this volume examine the interaction between Christianity and Islam in medieval Anatolia through three distinct angles, opening with a substantial introduction by the editors to explain both the research background and the historical problem, making the work accessible to scholars from other fields. The first group of essays examines the Christian experience of living under Muslim rule, comparing their experiences in several of the major Islamic states of Anatolia between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries, especially the Seljuks and the Ottomans. The second set of essays examines encounters between Christianity and Islam in art and intellectual life. They highlight the ways in which some traditions were shared across confessional divides, suggesting the existence of a common artistic and hence cultural vocabulary. The final section focusses on the process of Islamisation, above all as seen from the Arabic, Persian and Turkish textual evidence with special attention to the role of Sufism.
Categories: History

The Third Jihad

The Third Jihad

Dr. Michael Youssef, a Coptic Christian who was born in Egypt and now leads a megachurch in America, knows from firsthand experience that radical Islamists have goals that many American Christians believe are “unthinkable.” In this book ...

Author: Michael Youssef

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781496431523

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Radical Islam has been waging war against our global civilization throughout history—and now, it’s closer than ever to American soil. Dr. Michael Youssef, a Coptic Christian who was born in Egypt and now leads a megachurch in America, knows from firsthand experience that radical Islamists have goals that many American Christians believe are “unthinkable.” In this book, he warns Western Christians that it doesn’t help to ignore what’s going on. There’s a third jihad underway, and its goal is to take over the West. The Third Jihad is a call for Christians to defend their families, protect their nation, and boldly share the good news of Jesus with their communities—especially their Muslim neighbors. Packed with surprising insights from history, compelling and dramatic stories, and a practical agenda that one person—or one church—can immediately put into practice to make a difference in the world. Rich in encouraging biblical principles and prophetic insights, The Third Jihad leads the reader to an empowering conclusion in our troubling (and even frightening) times. Michael Youssef’s insights will inspire Christians to take their faith seriously, share their faith freely, and to truly be salt and light in a world of increasing darkness and decay.
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