Nahj-ul-Balagha and Ibn Taymiya

 But I heard my teacher, al-‘Imam al-‘Allamah Taqi al-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah say: “Nahj-ul-Balagha is not al-Sayyid al-Radi’s product. What in this book is the utterance of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib(as) is known, and whatever is from al-Radi that is also known.(al-Wafi bi al-wafayat, vol. 2, p. 375) Excerpt: http://www.nahjulbalagha.org; http://www.nahjulbalagha.org/sermons.php; http://www.nahjulbalagha.org/misconceptions.php, Sermon 11 Delivered in the… Read More Nahj-ul-Balagha and Ibn Taymiya

Prophets, the Goal of Religion and Diverse Paradigms of Perfection

The prophetic inheritances define the various modes of authentic experience and knowledge of God. In other words, to attain to  true knowledge, one must know God according to a certain paradigm of human perfection defined by a specific prophet. Excerpt: Imaginal Worlds: Ibn al-‘Arabi and the Problem of Religious Diversity, William C. Chittick, Suhail Academy, Lahore,… Read More Prophets, the Goal of Religion and Diverse Paradigms of Perfection

Modern Western Philosophy: Reduction of Philosophy & Metaphysics

On Frithjof Schuon’s Critique of Modern Philosophy: Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA Reduction of Intellect to Reason Reduction of Metaphysics to a branch of Philosophy Metaphysics is the “Science of the Real” Various Dimensions of Human Reality left aside by Modern Consideration of Who Man Is Humanism-cum-Rationalism:… Read More Modern Western Philosophy: Reduction of Philosophy & Metaphysics