O Lord, Look with Generosity on My Wounded Heart

May the foundations of both worlds’ felicities be made easy and may the secrets of clear-heartedness be endless and sempiternal! Praise belongs to God, Lord of the worlds, and may blessings be upon the master of the envoys, Muhammad, and all his household. (Musannafat 710-12) Chapter 5: Writings on Practice, The Heart of Islamic Philosophy… Read More O Lord, Look with Generosity on My Wounded Heart

Undertaking the Quest for Self-Knowledge and ‘Certainty’

In short, the least reliable knowledge is knowledge by hearsay, and upon it we build our world. One should not blame the philosophers for striving to reach beyond hearsay, opinion, instruments [senses, modern research, modern media!], and sense perception to seize on what can be known for sure. If we want to understand the true… Read More Undertaking the Quest for Self-Knowledge and ‘Certainty’