Early Philosophical Shiism

The first book-length study of a leading tenth-century Ismaili theoretician Abu Ya'qub al-Sijistani.

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Author: Paul E. Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Philosophy

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The first book-length study of a leading tenth-century Ismaili theoretician Abu Ya'qub al-Sijistani.

Early Philosophical Shiism

Using both published and manuscript writings of al-Sijistani that have hitherto been largely hidden, forgotten or ignored, Dr Paul Walker reveals the scholar's major contribution to the development of philosophical Shiism.

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Author: Paul Ernest Walker

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Category: Ismailites

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Studia Islamica 79 1994

( 36 ) On him see A . Altmann and S . M . Stern , Isaac Israeli : A Neoplatonic
Philosopher of the Early Tenth Century ( Oxford , 1958 ) . ( 37 ) On al - Sijistānī
see my Early Philosophical Shiism : The Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Ya ' qūb ...

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The Caliphate and Islamic Statehood Challenges and fragmentation

54 Early philosophical Shiism , 9–11 . 55 Nizām al - Mulk , The Book of
Government or Rules for Kings ( transl . H. Darke , London , 1960 ) , ch . xlvi , 213
–38 . 56 Stern , ' Early Isma'ili missionaries ' , Studies , 222–2 . 57 Book of
Government ...

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Author: Carool Kersten

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ISBN: 3940924563

Category: Caliphate

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"This three-volume reference work tracks the history of the Caliphate as what many Muslims believe to be a genuine and authentic Islamic political institution: From its emergence in seventh-century Arabia until highly contested and controversial attempts of its revival at the beginning of the twenty-first century by radical Islamists in Afghanistan and Iraq. No matter how randiose such interpretations of a seemingly archaic institution may be, they show the Caliphate's longevity as a rallying point real--or symbolic--for Muslims across the world."--Page 4 of cover (each volume).

Language and Heresy in Ismaili Thought

From this first word were created seven more perfect , secret words one after
another , making a total of eight . Hence Qur ' ān 69 : 17 “ and ... 399 Stern , S . M
. , Studies in Early Ismaʻilism , 7 – 8 and Walker , Early Philosophical Shiʻism ,
47 .

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Author: Jamal Ali

Publisher: Gorgias PressLlc

ISBN: UOM:39015079334648

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The heretofore unpublished Kitab al-Zina, virtually unknown in western scholarship, is a glossary of important Islamic terms by the 9th/10th-century Ismaili polymath Abu Hatim al-Razi. Some lament that Razi's historical approach to etymology failed to catch on and that had it done so, the face of Arabic dictionary writing might have been altered for the better. His organization of material was uniquely Ismaili as he took pains to synthesize contradictory information into a harmonious whole. This study examines sections of Razi's work with a view towards his contributions to the field of grammar and linguistics.

Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam

The first is that the Isma'ilī doctrine of the kalima was perceived from a fairly early
stage as a distinctive feature of Ismāʻīlī thought.34 Though the important Ismā'īlī
... 128–129 , 134 , 195 , 196–208 ; Walker , Early philosophical Shiism , p .

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Knowledge and Power in the Philosophies of am d al D n Kirm n and Mull adr Sh r z

For the intellectual dynamics in this school, see Paul E. Walker, Early
Philosophical Shiism: the Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Ya'qūb Sijistani (
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993). Also see Samuel E. Stern, “
The Early Isma'ili ...

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Author: Sayeh Meisami

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319711928

Category: Philosophy

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This book is a comparative study of two major Shīʿī thinkers Ḥamīd al-Dīn Kirmānī from the Fatimid Egypt and Mullā Ṣadrā from the Safavid Iran, demonstrating the mutual empowerment of discourses on knowledge formation and religio-political authority in certain Ismaʿili and Twelver contexts. The book investigates concepts, narratives, and arguments that have contributed to the generation and development of the discourse on the absolute authority of the imam and his representatives. To demonstrate this, key passages from primary texts in Arabic and Persian are translated and closely analyzed to highlight the synthesis of philosophical, Sufi, theological, and scriptural discourses. The book also discusses the discursive influence of Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī as a key to the transmission of Ismaʿili narratives of knowledge and authority to later Shīʿī philosophy and its continuation to modern and contemporary times particularly in the narrative of the guardianship of the jurist in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ibn Khaldun and the Medieval Maghrib

Epistemology underlies Walker ' s exposition of Sijistānī ' s philosophy in Early
philosophical Shiism , from God down to the purpose of history . This follows the
order of its exposition by Sijistānī himself in The wellsprings of wisdom , Walker '
s ...

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Author: Michael Brett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015043221764

Category: History

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Dealing with the history of North Africa in the Middle Ages, this book examines the formation of an Islamic state system, and an Islamic society in which Arabism played an increasing part. The subject and the theme derive from the work of Ibn Khaldun at the end of the 14th century.

Philosophers Sufis and Caliphs

The respective works of Paul Walker and Farhad Daftary have traced how Ismā'īlī
writers increasingly integrated Neoplatonic doctrines into Ismā'ili theology
beginning in at least the early tenth century. Paul Walker, Early Philosophical
Shiism: ...

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Author: Ali Humayun Akhtar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107182011

Category: History

Page: 325

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What was the relationship between government and religion in Middle Eastern history? In a world of caliphs, sultans, and judges, who exercised political and religious authority? In this book, Ali Humayun Akhtar investigates debates about leadership that involved ruling circles and scholars of jurisprudence and theology. At the heart of this story is a medieval rivalry between three caliphates: the Umayyads of Cordoba, the Fatimids of Cairo, and the Abbasids of Baghdad. In a fascinating revival of Late Antique Hellenism, Aristotelian and Platonic notions of wisdom became a key component of how these caliphs debated their authority as political leaders. By tracing how these political debates impacted the theological and jurisprudential scholars and their own conception of communal guidance, Akhtar offers a new picture of premodern political authority and the connections between Western and Islamic civilizations. It will be of use to students and specialists of the premodern and modern Middle East.

Iran

... yā Divān - i Kabir , ed . B . Furūzānfar ( Tehran , 1976 ) , III , p . 259 , ghazal
1540 , w . 16181 , 16183 ; most of this ghazal being devoted to the theme of the
apophatic speech of the First Intellect . 135 Paul Walker , Early Philosophical
Shiism ...

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Vols. for 1963- include the Director's report, 1961/62-

American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

And what is the way to the love and awe of Him ? When a person contemplates
his great and wondrous works B & Walker , “ An Isma ' ili Answer , ” 18 . Idem ,
Early Philosophical Shiism ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1993 ) ,
78 .

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Classical Arabic Philosophy

Studies by P. E. Walker ( especially Early Philosophical Shiism : The Ismaili
Neoplatonism of Abu Ya'qub al - Sijistānī , Cambridge , 1983 , and Abū Ya'qub al
- Sijistānī : Intellectual Missionary , London and New York , 1996 ) and D. De
Smet ...

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Author: Peter Adamson

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ISBN: UOM:39015069034331

Category: Islamic philosophy

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Explores a range of sources for texts from the classical period of Arabic philosophy, and also the influence exerted by these texts. This volume focuses on the influences felt by, and exerted by, the four main philosophers of this period: al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Avicenna, and Averroes.

An Introduction to Islamic Philosophy

Fakhry , A History of Islamic Philosophy , Longman / Columbia University Press ,
London and New York , 1983 , p . 4 . 2 . Al - Shahrastānī ... to Al - Kindi ' s
Metaphysics . A Translation of al - Kindi ' s Treatise ' On First Philosophy ' , SUNY
Press , Albany , 1974 , pp . ... 130 . 13 . P . Walker , Early Philosophical Shiism .
Notes.

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Author: Massimo Campanini

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ISBN: UOM:39015079334754

Category: History

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Provides a broad, comprehensive, and yet concise introduction to Islamic philosophy covering a vast subject area in a relatively short book.

The Arabic Plotinus

Walker , P. , Early Philosophical Shiism : the Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Ya'qūb
alSijistāni ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1993 ) . Walzer , R. , Greek
into Arabic ( Oxford : Bruno Cassirer , 1962 ) . “ Porphyry and the Arabic ...

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Author: Peter Adamson

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111803149

Category: Literary Collections

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No Marketing Blurb

From History to Theology

This amalgam of reason and revelation , or philosophy and theology , led to the
development of a unique intellectual tradition of ... See also P . E . Walker , Early
Philosophical Shiism : The Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Ya ' qūb al - Sijistēni ...

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Author: Ahmet Yaşar Ocak

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ISBN: IND:30000082146253

Category: Bektashi

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Enfoldment and Infinity

Walker , Early Philosophical Shiism , 127 . 89. Al - Sijistânî , Kitâb al - Maqâlîd (
Book of the Keys ) , quoted in ibid . , 126 . 90. Nagel , The History of Islamic
Theology from Muhammad to the Present , 249 . 91. Walker , Early Philosophical
 ...

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Author: Laura U. Marks

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215386280

Category: Art

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Tracing the connections--both visual and philosophical--between new media art and classical Islamic art. In both classical Islamic art and contemporary new media art, one point can unfold to reveal an entire universe. A fourteenth-century dome decorated with geometric complexity and a new media work that shapes a dome from programmed beams of light: both can inspire feelings of immersion and transcendence. In Enfoldment and Infinity, Laura Marks traces the strong similarities, visual and philosophical, between these two kinds of art. Her argument is more than metaphorical; she shows that the "Islamic" quality of modern and new media art is a latent, deeply enfolded, historical inheritance from Islamic art and thought. Marks proposes an aesthetics of unfolding and enfolding in which image, information, and the infinite interact: image is an interface to information, and information (such as computer code or the words of the Qur'an) is an interface to the infinite. After demonstrating historically how Islamic aesthetics traveled into Western art, Marks draws explicit parallels between works of classical Islamic art and new media art, describing texts that burst into image, lines that multiply to form fractal spaces, "nonorganic life" in carpets and algorithms, and other shared concepts and images. Islamic philosophy, she suggests, can offer fruitful ways of understanding contemporary art.

BOOK REVIEW Early Philosophical Shiism : The Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abū Ya '
qūb al - Sijistâni , by Paul E . Walker . Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization .
Cambridge , New York , and Melbourne : Cambridge University Press , 1993 ...

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Maml k Studies Review

Subsequently — i . e . , after 814 - he composed a first draft of the Khitat and then
reworked it at least once . ... On this fourth century dāʻī see the following studies
of mine : Early Philosophical Shiism : The Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abu Ya ' qub ...

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Towards a Shi i Mediterranean Empire

Ismā ' il from his concealment more than a century earlier . Led by Hamdān
Qarmaţ , 1° one of the leading dā ' īs of Iraq , the dissidents 9 . See Daftary , The
Ismā ' ilīs , pp . 115 - 116 , and Paul E . Walker , Early Philosophical Shiism : The
 ...

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Author: Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī Maqrīzī

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124108197

Category: History

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The caliph Al-Mu'izz li Din Allah, founder of Cairo, transformed the emergent Fatimid state from a regional power of limited influence to an impressive Mediterranean empire whose authority extended from the shores of the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Al-Mu'izz (r. 953-75), the dynamic fourth Fatimid caliph, was a ruler whose vision and energy defined the high water mark of Fatimid ambition. Among his crowning achievements was the conquest of Egypt, a cherished goal of the Fatimids, which they governed for over two centuries. The writings of the erudite 13th/14th century Sunni Mamluk scholar al-Maqrizi, presented here for the first time in English, document this Fatimid triumph of the Shi'i, and provide one of the most comprehensive accounts of the era. Al-Maqrizi's Lessons for the Seekers of Truth in the History of the Fatimid Imams and Caliphs is a particularly valuable resource for research into the Fatimid dynasty, being compiled from a range of sources many of which are no longer extant. The author of the text shows a discernment regarding the value and limitations of his sources that is unusual among medieval Muslim historians. Moreover, he records official documents, letters and sermons in their entirety, often making his writings the only available source for this material. Shainool Jiwa's careful translation of such a rare work makes a notable contribution to one of the most fascinating periods in medieval Islamic history.

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