An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

This is often the one publication to house classical Islamic cosmology because it was once formulated by means of the Ikhwan al-S'afa al Biruni and Ibn Sina throughout the 10th and 11th centuries. those figures encouraged all of the later centuries of Islamic background and in reality created the cosmological framework in which all later medical task within the Islamic global used to be carried out--the enduring photo of the cosmos in which Muslims have lived in past times millennium.

Nasr writes from in the Islamic culture and demonstrates how, in response to the lessons of the Quran and the Prophet, the figures handled during this paintings built-in parts drawn from numerous historical faculties of philosophy and the sciences. This ebook is exclusive in its remedy of classical Islamic cosmology as visible from in the Islamic world-view and gives a key for knowing of conventional Islamic thought.

“…the volume of educational literature dedicated to the way in which in which Muslims in classical and medieval Islam predicted the cosmos is negligible. There are, besides the fact that, a few noteworthy exceptions. An creation to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines is considered one of them.” — Parabola

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They cleansed the rational soul from the impurities of Nature and bodily forms until it became a pure substance. It came face to face with the spiritual world (malakut) so that the forms of that world became reflected in it in reality without doubt or ambiguity. This is the best of all paths because none of the perfections of God are kept away from it, and there are no obstacles or veils put before it. 44 Tehran National Library, MS. Bayii<_li (dated 659). Also Afc,lal al-Din al-Kiishiini, ed. Mujtabii Minovi and Yal;lyii Mahdavi (Tehran, 1952), vol.

Nasr, "Suhrawardi," "The School of Ispahan," and "$adr al-Din Shirazi," in A History of Muslim Philosophy, ed. M. M. Sharif (Wiesbaden, 1963-66); and "$adr al-Din Shirazi, his life, doctrines and significance," lndo-Iranica, 14:6-16 (December 1961). See also the monumental work of Corbin, En Islam iranien, 4 vols. (Paris, 1971-1972). 20 PROLOGUE reviving the teachings of Khwajah Na~ir al-Oin al-Tiisi and the other earlier Muslim mathematicians rather than founding a new school. We can say, therefore, that the dominant perspectives in Islamic history touching upon the study of Nature are those of the mathematicians, Hermeticists, Peripatetics, Isma'ilis, llluminationists, gnostics, or Sufis, and finally the theologians, the majority of whom have followed a "philosophy of Nature" in which Nature and natural cause are absorbed into the Divine omnipotence.

Nasr, "Suhrawardi," "The School of Ispahan," and "$adr al-Din Shirazi," in A History of Muslim Philosophy, ed. M. M. Sharif (Wiesbaden, 1963-66); and "$adr al-Din Shirazi, his life, doctrines and significance," lndo-Iranica, 14:6-16 (December 1961). See also the monumental work of Corbin, En Islam iranien, 4 vols. (Paris, 1971-1972). 20 PROLOGUE reviving the teachings of Khwajah Na~ir al-Oin al-Tiisi and the other earlier Muslim mathematicians rather than founding a new school. We can say, therefore, that the dominant perspectives in Islamic history touching upon the study of Nature are those of the mathematicians, Hermeticists, Peripatetics, Isma'ilis, llluminationists, gnostics, or Sufis, and finally the theologians, the majority of whom have followed a "philosophy of Nature" in which Nature and natural cause are absorbed into the Divine omnipotence.

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