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THE VISION OF ISLAM

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THE VISION OF ISLAM

THE VISION OF ISLAM

THE VISION OF ISLAM William C. Chittick/ Sachiko Murata Exploring the fundamental Muslim religious beliefs, this book covers the four dimensions of Islam as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel: practice, faith, spirituality, and the Islamic view of history. Interweaving teachings from the Qur’an, the sayings of the Prophet, and the great authorities of the tradition, the authors introduce the essentials of each dimension, then go on to describe how each has been manifested in Islamic institutions through the course of history. The book tries to pry open the door to the Islamic universe and to the Muslim understanding of reality. It successfully finds Islam’s vision of itself within the Islamic intellectual tradition in general and the Sufi tradition in particular. Contents include: Islam; The Word Islam; The Five Pillars; Practice: The Historical Embodiment; The Koran and the Surma; Jurisprudence and Politics; Islam and Iman; The Three Principles: Tawhid, God, Shirk; The Signs of God; Divine Names; Essence and Attributes; Mercy and Wrath; Acts; The Unseen and the Visible; Heaven and Earth; Angels; Tight; Clay; Spirits and Bodies; Fire; Soul; The Measuring Out; Good and Evil; The Human Being; The Hierarchy of Creation; Prophet and Messenger; The Trust; The Fall; Guidance and Misguidance; Islam and Other Religions; The Return; Stages of Life and Death; This World and the Next; The Grave; The End; The Resurrection; Hell and Paradise; Final Judgment; The Intellectual Schools; Kalam; Theoretical Sufism; Philosophy; Ihsan; Love; Historical Manifestations of Ihsan; Art and Poetry; Practical Sufism; Islam in History; Islamic Interpretation of the Past; The Contemporary Situation.

Author

Sachiko Murata

William C. Chittick

William C. Chittick received his education in the US. He holds a PhD in Persian language and literature from the University of Tehran. He taught comparative religion in the humanities department at Aryamehr Technical University in Tehran and, for a short period before the revolution, was assistant professor at the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy. He has served as Assistant Editor of the Encyclopaedia Iranica at the Columbia University for three years. He has been Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the State University of New York, Stony Brook from 1983 to 1991 where he presently holds the post of the Professor of Comparative Studies. A greatly respected scholar, he has studied Sufism in theory and practice, and has written and translated widely about its various manifestations.He has published numerous articles and books, among them, A Shi`ite Anthology; Imaginal Worlds; Faith and Practice of Islam; The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-Arabi 's Metaphysics of Imagination; The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi; The Vision of Islam, The Heart of Islamic Philosophy and Me and Rumi—The Autobiography of Shams i Tabtki; Ibn Arabi— Heir to the Prophets; The Self Disclosures of God.

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