Cosmology and architecture in premodern Islam: an by Samer Akkach

By Samer Akkach

Книга Cosmology And structure In Premodern Islam Cosmology And structure In Premodern IslamКниги Строительство Автор: Samer Akkach Год издания: 2005 Формат: pdf Издат.:State college of recent York Press Страниц: 293 Размер: 3.8 ISBN: 9780791464113 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This interdisciplinary research unearths connections among structure, cosmology, and mysticism. Samer Akkach demonstrates how area ordering in premodern Islamic structure displays the transcendental and the chic. The booklet positive aspects many new translations, a bunch from unpublished resources, and several other illustrations.

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1072), and al-Hujwiri (d. 59 The following generations included the most eminent and influential masters, such as al-Ghazali (d. 1111), al-Jilani (d. 1166), Attar (d. 1190/c. 1220), al-Suhrawardi (d. 1234), Ibn al-Farid (d. 1235), Ibn Arabi (d. 1240), Rumi (d. 1273), al-Shadhili (d. 1258), al-Qashani (d. 1329), Naqshband (d. 1389), al-Jili (d. 1428), and Jami (d. 1492), through whom Sufism reached its zenith. 60 The contributions of these and many other formidable Sufi thinkers to various aspects of the religious and intellectual sciences in premodern Islam have shaped the Muslim worldview and underpinned its modes of thinking.

8 Along with the studies of the founding figures, these sources have articulated “symbolism” as a distinct approach to the study of traditional built environment. Their efforts were complemented by the writings of such insightful and prolific scholars as Annemarie Schimmel, Henry Corbin, Louis Massignon, Toshihiko Izutsu, and Hellmut Ritter, who made significant contributions to the interpretation and understanding of medieval mystical sciences in general and that of Sufism in particular. The approach of symbolism has also benefited extensively from the work of the eminent Romanian anthropologist and historian of religion Mircea Eliade.

There is no divinity if it be not me, and no one is adored other than me. 67 He was born in Murcia, Spain, in 1165 and moved as a child with his family to Seville where he received his education. He chose the Sufi path at a young age, and when he began to show signs of exceptional spiritual aptitude, his father set him up to meet a notable friend, the great peripatetic philosopher of Cordoba Ibn Rushd (Averroes, d. 1198), who had expressed interest in meeting the inspired young man. As described by Ibn Arabi, who apparently was aware of the set-up, the meeting was brief with only a few words being exchanged between the great Aristotelian master and the young beardless Sufi.

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