Early Philosophical Shiism

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


Author: Paul E. Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521441293

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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

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 ...


Author: Sayeh Meisami

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319711928

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

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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.

Shi ism

For more on Isma'ili philosophy see Henry Corbin, Cyclical Time and Ismaili Gnosis (London: Kegan Paul, 1983); and Paul e. Walker, Early Philosophical Shiism: The Ismaili Neoplatonism ofAbu Ya'qub al-Sijistani (Cambridge: Cambridge ...


Author: Hamid Dabashi

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674058750

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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For a Western world anxious to understand Islam and, in particular, Shi’ism, this book arrives with urgently needed information and critical analysis. Hamid Dabashi exposes the soul of Shi’ism as a religion of protest—successful only when in a warring position, and losing its legitimacy when in power.

Shi ism

Stern, S.M. "The Earliest Cosmological Doctrines of Ismā'īlism", in his Studies in Early Ismā'Elism (Jerusalem and Leiden, 1983), 3¥ 29. ¦. ... Early Philosophical Shiism: the Ismaih Neoplatonism of Ab~ Ya'q~b al-SijistānE.


Author: Etan Kohlberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351900287

Category: History

Page: 440

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This volume brings together seventeen articles reflecting the wide range of scholarly interest in early Shi`ism over the past half century. All major branches of Shi`ism are covered. Some studies are historical in nature, whether dealing with specific events or offering a broad historical perspective. Others focus on literary issues, on the development of doctrine or on the relations between the Shi`a and the non-Shi`i world. The studies have been selected because they represent the best of current scholarship, or are classic works with continuing significance; six appear for the first time in English translation. The editor's introduction reviews the historiography of the field and highlights directions and trends in research and is followed by a bibliography of key further reading.

Philosophers Sufis and Caliphs

Paul Walker, Early Philosophical Shiism: The Ismā'īlī Falsafa of Abū Ya'qūb al-Sijistani (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp. 3–67; Farhad Daftary, The Ismā'īlis: Their History and Doctrines (Cambridge: Cambridge ...


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.

Al Ghazali s Philosophical Theology

Walker, Early Philosophical Shiism, 82–86; idem, “The Ismā'ilis,” 81–84; and idem, “The Ismaili Vocabulary of Creation.” 114. Walker, Early Philosophical Shiism, 95–106; Halm, Kosmologie und Heilslehre, 83–85. 115.


Author: Frank Griffel

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195331622

Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

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A comprehensive study of Muslim thinker al-Ghazali's life and his understanding of cosmology-how God creates things and events in the world, how human acts relate to God's power, and how the universe is structured.

Mysticism and Philosophy in al Andalus

The Ismāʿīlī Tradition Shlomo pines was the first scholar to point out the strong similarity between the longer version of the ... 27 See Zimmermann, Origins 128–9, 134, 195, 196–208; Walker, Early philosophical Shiism 42; de Smet, ...


Author: Michael Ebstein

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004255371

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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In Mysticism and Philosophy in al-Andalus, Michael Ebstein underscores the many links that connect the intellectual world of the Andalusi mystics Ibn Masarra (269/883-319/931) and Ibn al-ʿArabi (560/1165-638/1240) to the Ismāʿīlī tradition.

Scripture and Exegesis in Early Im m Shiism

An examination of the features and methods of Imami exegesis.


Author: Meʼir Mikhaʼel Bar-Asher

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004114955

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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An examination of the features and methods of Imami exegesis.

The Libraries of the Neoplatonists

37 Walker, Early Philosophical Shiism, p. 41–44, 80, 86, 96–97, 177–80; Id., The Wellsprings of Wisdom. A Study of AbÖ Ya{qÖb al-SijistÊnÒ's KitÊb al-YanÊbÒ{, The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City 1994 (voir l'index, ...


Author: Cristina D' Ancona

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047419471

Category: Philosophy

Page: 576

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The transmission of Greek learning to the Arabic-speaking world paved the way to the rise of Arabic philosophy. This volume offers a deep and multifarious survey of transmission of Greek philosophy through the schools of late Antiquity to the Syriac-speaking and Arabic-speaking worlds.

Philosophy in the Islamic World

The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy (London, 2015), 371—82. Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds, ch. 33. P. E. Walker, Early Philosophical Shiism: The Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abu Ya'qub al-Sijistani (Cambridge, ...


Author: Peter Adamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199577491

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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Peter Adamson presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership. He traces its development from early Islam to the 20th century, ranging from Spain to South Asia, featuring Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslim. Major figures like Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides are covered in great detail, but the book also looks at less familiar thinkers, including women philosophers. Attention is also given to thephilosophical relevance of Islamic theology (kalam) and mysticism--the Sufi tradition within Islam, and Kabbalah among Jews--and to science, with chapters on disciplines like optics and astronomy. The first partof the book looks at the blossoming of Islamic theology and responses to the Greek philosophical tradition in the world of Arabic learning, the second discusses philosophy in Muslim Spain (Andalusia), and a third section looks in unusual detail at later developments, touching on philosophy in the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid empires.