Bismi Rabbi Shahri ʿĀshūrā (Ṣ) What follows is a draft book review by Professor Abbas Mirakhor, current holder of the INCEIF Chair in Islamic Finance, of Seyed Sadr's latest book; it is presented here with his encouragement and blessing. As needed, we will update this post with edits of this draft, as well as with further information about the...Read More
UPDATE: September 10, 2016: Added a new paragraph: § 8.48.4 Below are paragraphs three through five of eight penned during the course of writing what is provisionally Chapter 8 of a current philosophical project. The first two may be found here: http://www.walayah.org/blog/philosophical-notes-on-an-islamic-phenomenology-of-consciousness-part-i In effect,...Read More
Below are the first two of seven paragraphs penned during the course of writing what is provisionally Chapter 8 of a current philosophical project. In effect, these seven collectively constitute appendices to the main theme of the chapter: the development of an Islamic phenomenology and science of consciousness. Much of the content presumes earlier...Read More
Major Arcs in the Philosophy of Shaykh Aḥmad III: Dialectical Metaphysics and the Project of Illuminationism.
It has been some time since posting our most recent installment, on objective logic and dialectics, in this seven-part series on the life, legacy, and philosophy of Shaykh Aḥmad Ibn Zayniddīn al-Aḥsāʾī. Things for this writer have been incredibly busy and it has taken much longer than expected to return to this. A number of readers also posted...Read More
Note by Samawi One of the most pressing needs of Muslim communities, East and West, is a coherent, progressive framework of education that avoids the extremes of reactionary traditionalism and astray Westoxification (gharbzadegi in Farsi). The core of Islamic and AhlulBayti (S) teaching is the search for knowledge beyond faith, realized in action; efforts...Read More
Following up upon our Preliminary Considerations, we have now reached the longest and most advanced installment in this series on the life, legacy, and philosophy of Shaykh Aḥmad Ibn Zayniddīn al-Aḥsāʾī. Contents of the seven parts of this series: Life, Travels, Character and Charisma Works: Opera Majora and Minora Legacy and Influence I:...Read More