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Book Review: The Economic System of the Early Islamic Period, by Seyed Kazem Sadr

Book Review: The Economic System of the Early Islamic Period, by Seyed Kazem Sadr

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog, Reflections | 0 comments

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...

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Philosophical Notes on an Islamic Phenomenology of Consciousness: Part II

Philosophical Notes on an Islamic Phenomenology of Consciousness: Part II

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Blog, Reflections | 0 comments

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,...

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Philosophical Notes on an Islamic Phenomenology of Consciousness: Part I

Philosophical Notes on an Islamic Phenomenology of Consciousness: Part I

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Blog, Reflections | 0 comments

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...

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Major Arcs in the Philosophy of Shaykh Aḥmad III: Dialectical Metaphysics and the Project of Illuminationism.

Major Arcs in the Philosophy of Shaykh Aḥmad III: Dialectical Metaphysics and the Project of Illuminationism.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Blog, Reflections | 3 comments

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...

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Towards an Islamic Philosophy of Education

Towards an Islamic Philosophy of Education

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Blog, Reflections | 0 comments

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...

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Major Arcs in the Philosophy of Shaykh Aḥmad II: Objective Logic and Dialectics

Major Arcs in the Philosophy of Shaykh Aḥmad II: Objective Logic and Dialectics

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Blog, Reflections | 3 comments

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:...

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