By Ebrahim Moosa

ISBN-10: 0807829528

ISBN-13: 9780807829523

Abu Hamid al-Ghaz&257;l&299;, a Muslim jurist-theologian and polymath who lived from the mid-eleventh to the early 12th century in present-day Iran, is a determine an identical in stature to Maimonides in Judaism and Thomas Aquinas in Christianity. he's most sensible identified for his paintings in philosophy, ethics, legislations, and mysticism. In an engaged re-reading of the information of this preeminent Muslim philosopher, Ebrahim Moosa argues that Ghaz&257;l&299;'s paintings has lasting relevance this day as a version for a serious come across with the Muslim highbrow culture in a latest and postmodern context.

Moosa employs the topic of the edge, or dihliz, the gap from which Ghaz&257;l&299; himself engaged the various currents of suggestion in his day, and proposes that modern Muslims who desire to position their very own traditions in dialog with glossy traditions reflect on an analogous vantage element. Moosa argues that by way of incorporating parts of Islamic theology, neoplatonic mysticism, and Aristotelian philosophy, Ghaz&257;l&299;'s paintings epitomizes the concept the solutions to life's complicated realities don't live in one tradition or highbrow culture. Ghaz&257;l&299;'s emphasis on poiesis--creativity, mind's eye, and freedom of thought--provides a sorely wanted version for a worldly highbrow renewal between Muslims, Moosa argues. the sort of inventive and important inheritance, he concludes, needs to be heeded via those that search to domesticate Muslim highbrow traditions in present day tumultuous world.

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