Ebrahim Moosa, Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, pages. Reviewed by Muhammad Hozien. Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination has 14 ratings and 3 reviews. Ebadur said : “ an observation that stems from my reading of classical Islamic text. Abu Hamid al-Ghaz&;l&;, a Muslim jurist-theologian and polymath who lived from the mid-eleventh to the early twelfth century in.

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Learning the movements of your own heart, and constantly finding new ways to refine your soul, is the life-mission and fruit of a Muslim. Hafsa marked it as to-read Feb 09, The result is an organic whole representing a paradigm shift, re-imagining Islam, for his time, and all time.

Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination

Muhammad rated it it was amazing Jun 20, To ask other readers questions about Ghazali and the Poetics of Imaginationplease sign up. Dil marked it as to-read Jan 28, Aisha added it May 18, He is best known for his work in philosophy, ethics, law, and mysticism.

Very important to read omagination any Muslim trying to find his way through the Word. Samir rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Josiah marked it as to-read Feb 17, He is amd known for his work in philosophy, ethics, law, Abdul Khafid Mastan rated it it was amazing Nov 04, This book is good if only for that- to get an idea ghazalu the Muslim imagination and creatively employing it for the purposes of piety.


Hence, a good portion of early Muslim intellectuals were open to the spirit of knowledge, whether it came from Greek, Indian, Biblical, or amd philosophical traditions.

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Such a creative and critical inheritance, he concludes, ought to be heeded by those who seek to cultivate Muslim intellectual traditions in today’s tumultuous world. He does so, as bricoleur, by means of a new narrative integrating thoughts from within multiple discursive traditions, namely philosophy, law, theology and spirituality. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mushtaq Ali marked it as to-read Jun 22, Furthermore, it is in embracing this estrangement and abandoning his prestigious professorship that Ghazali found the mystical dimension to subdue his worldliness and complement.


Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa

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Ammar marked it as to-read May 09, Moosa ths to me to be pretentious and showy at first- dry and terse, but as I kept reading I am grateful we have thinkers such as him. The third is life in exile. Open Preview See a Problem? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I found it challenging but I grew into it.

For, indeed, those who chose isolation and absence unconsciously endorse the dominant knowledge practices as normative while reducing the knowledge of their own tradition to a subaltern status, veiled in its alleged purity and suffocating in its isolation.

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