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Книга Cosmology And structure In Premodern Islam Cosmology And structure In Premodern IslamКниги Строительство Автор: Samer Akkach Год издания: 2005 Формат: pdf Издат.:State collage of latest York Press Страниц: 293 Размер: 3.8 ISBN: 9780791464113 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This interdisciplinary examine unearths connections among structure, cosmology, and mysticism. Samer Akkach demonstrates how house ordering in premodern Islamic structure displays the transcendental and the elegant. The e-book positive aspects many new translations, a bunch from unpublished assets, and a number of other illustrations.

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The perspective is narrowed down to one particular approach developed and promoted by a group of contemporary scholars, focusing mainly on medieval metaphysics and mystical sciences. The founder of this approach was the French metaphysician René Guénon (1887–1951), who devoted his life to the study and revival of traditional sciences, first through Hinduism and later through Islam. His ideas influenced two eminent scholars: Sri Lankan metaphysician and art historian Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877–1947) and Swiss metaphysician Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998).

3 In this they differed from early philosopher-scientists, such as al-Kindi (d. c. 866), al-Razi (d. c. 925/935), and al-Biruni (d. c. 1051), who were more inclined to start from observational knowledge and human reason in Discursive Order 3 their cosmological thinking. And Ibn al-Rawandi (d. c. 910), who attempted to forsake the religious truths altogether, points to the breadth of ideas that emerged in early Islam. Within the intellectual sphere of philosophy and science Muslims made remarkable achievements in the fields of astronomy, mathematics, geometry, optics, geography, medicine, and alchemy.

1111), al-Jilani (d. 1166), Attar (d. 1190/c. 1220), al-Suhrawardi (d. 1234), Ibn al-Farid (d. 1235), Ibn Arabi (d. 1240), Rumi (d. 1273), al-Shadhili (d. 1258), al-Qashani (d. 1329), Naqshband (d. 1389), al-Jili (d. 1428), and Jami (d. 1492), through whom Sufism reached its zenith. 60 The contributions of these and many other formidable Sufi thinkers to various aspects of the religious and intellectual sciences in premodern Islam have shaped the Muslim worldview and underpinned its modes of thinking.

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