July 29, 2011
The Millennium Discourses | Etsko Schuitema
Within the Darqawi Sufi order a dars is usually delivered by the shaykh or muqaddam after a session of dhikr when all concerned are in a deep and quiet state.
Leadership: The Care and Growth Model | Etsko Schuitema
This book looks at the traditional trade-off between the boss who supplies the wages and the workers who supply the labour, and explains how destructive and unproductive this is. There is a need to move beyond this towards a view of leadership that empowers all subordinates and encourages an unconditional commitment to excellence.
Intent: The Core of Being Human | Etsko Schuitema
Extract from Introduction: “There are many other ways of accounting for the excellence of a person. One could, for example, refer to things such as the accumulation of wealth or power or knowledge. All of these are demonstrably false. We have all known very mature and good people who have been poor and uneducated. We have also met people who have been wealthy, powerful and knowledgeable who are disaster areas as people. The view that money equals happiness is tragically misguided and accounts for much of the emptiness of modern life. It channels the endeavour of people into pursuits that are predestined to deliver them to an alienated state. It sets up a world-view that hardly raises us above the station of animals competing for meagre resources in a hostile world. The chase after money fails to answer the question of how much is enough. Because money presents itself as an end to neediness it offers to buy us an endless stream of consumables that, precisely because they are consumable, deliver us into yet another needy state afterwards. Money is one of those more-ish things that makes the drinker thirsty as he drinks and the eater hungry as he eats.”
The Lamp of Mysteries (Misbah al-Asrar)”, a commentary on the Light Verse of the Qur’an | Isma’il Anqarawi
This book unearths a hidden treasure from the golden age of Ottoman scholarship, an original Arabic commentary by Isma’il Anqarawi on the Light Verse of the Quran, presented here in English for the first time.
Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulness from the Ihya Ulum al-Din
Imam al-Ghazali here presents definitions for patience (sabr) and its different forms; the need for patience; the degrees of patience; and why patience is considered to be half of faith. The second part of this chapter deals with thankfulness (shukr), and again al-Ghazali gives us definitions for thankfulness, its nature, and its blessings.
Common Word: Text and Reflections
A Resource for Parishes and Mosques
The Dragon and the Crescent | Grahame Davies
Nine Centuries of Welsh Contact with Islam
This informative and acute analysis opens up a whole new field of study, revealing the huge Muslim influence on Wales, and the equally momentous Welsh influence on Islamic lands. It examines responses to the growth of Islam in contemporary Wales, casting a new light on Welsh relations with minority communities, and challenging myths of Welsh tolerance.
Mawlana Rumi Review Vols. 1 and 2
Annual academic review devoted to the life and thought of Mawlana Rumi
Sisters Magazine June 2011, July 2011
The Mantle Adorned | Imam Al-Busiri
Four Imams and their Schools | Gibril Haddad
For Whom the Troubadour Sings | Dawud Wharnsby
Gardens of Delight | Idris Tawfiq
Islam: Religion of Life | Abdul Wadud Shalabi
Tears of the Heart | Osman Nuri Topbas
Understanding the Four Madhhabs | Abdul Hakim Murad
July 7, 2011
The Philosophical Foundations of Islamic Metaphysics is a discussion-circle series on the basic concepts and formative questions involved in the powerful intellectual encounter between Islamic peripatetic philosophy and Ashari kalam, represented for purposes of this series in the persons and ideas of ibn Sina on the one hand, and al-Ghazali on the other. The objective of the series is twofold. The first is to clarify as much as possible, in the English language, certain basic philosophical terms and concepts which are essential for a full understanding of the nature of the discussions in which they are pivotal. The second is to review some of these discussions, and to facilitate a greater sense of wonder at the analytic rigor and depth of inquiry demonstrated by some of the luminaries of the Islamic intellectual tradition. The material of this series is based largely on the Metaphysics of ibn Sina’s al-Shifa and al-Ghazali’s Tahafut al-Falsafah. The material covered, however, is selected to enrich further reading of other great thinkers in contemporary and later periods of Islamic history, insha’Allah.
Session One: Knowledge and Reality (13 July 2011, 8pm)
Session Two: Time and Creation (20 July 2011, 8pm)
Session Three: The Soul and Its Mystery (27 July 2011, 8pm)
Venue: Wardah Books (inside the store)
Facilitated by Dr Omar Edward Moad, Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities, Qatar University
No registration, free event at Wardah Books.
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