Abd Al-Ghani Al-Nabulusi: Islam and the Enlightenment (Makers of the Muslim World)

Abd Al-Ghani Al-Nabulusi: Islam and the Enlightenment (Makers of the Muslim World)

By: Samer Akkach (author)Hardback

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In this unique look at a key figure in the 'Islamic enlightenment', Samer Akkach examines the life and works of 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641-1731). Often characterized solely as a Sufi saint, his thought and teachings were of a much wider remit, and symptomatic of a growing rationalism among Islamic scholars during his lifetime. Through a fresh reading of his large body of mostly unpublished works, Akkach argues that 'Abd al-Ghani helped to herald the beginning of modernity in the Arab world. Samer Akkach is Senior Lecturer in Architecture, History, and Theory, and Founding Director of the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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Samer Akkach is Senior Lecturer in Architecture, History, and Theory, and Founding Director of the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Glossary Abbreviations Introduction Unresolved Dilemma Approach PART I, His Life: A View from Within Saintly Predictions A Family with One Saint Calculated Performance Spiritual Call On the Sufi Path Journeys PART II, His Thought: A View from Without Heavenly Inspirations, Rational Insights Critical Attitude The Treasures of Heritage Faith and Reason The Science of Stars The Pit of Misfortune The Concealed Pearls Enlightenment and the Primacy of Reason Islam and the Continuity of Tradition God in a Mechanical Universe Rationalising Causality Unity of Being The Human Reality Religion and Otherness Islamic Extremism The Truth and the Law Transcendent Unity of Religions Islam as Natural Faith Language and Ethnicity The Emergence of the Public Engaging the Public Unprecedented Exposure Rational Disclosure PART III, His Legacy: A View from a Distance Departing Damascus An Advocate of Truth Index 1: Biographical Sources Selected Bibliography List of Arabic and Ottoman Manuscripts Cited

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  • publication date: 26/04/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781851685080
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781851685080
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 1851685081

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