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Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy
Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy
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University Of Chicago Press

Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy

Fazlur Rahman

Paperback

9780226702858

 

This longstanding and highly regarded volume is the first to explore the doctrine of prophetic revelation, a critical and definitive area of Islamic religious and political thought. In it, the esteemed Islamic scholar Fazlur Rahman traces the inception of this doctrine from ancient Greek texts, its interpretation and elaboration by Muslim philosophers in order to suit their vision of the Prophet, and, finally, the varying degrees of acceptance of these convergent ideas by the Muslim orthodoxy. 

 

The latest edition of this classic text includes a new foreword by Islamic studies expert Michael Sells, confirming Prophecy in Islam as the best source on its subject after more than half a century. This longstanding and highly regarded volume is the first to explore the doctrine of prophetic revelation, a critical and definitive area of Islamic religious and political thought. 

Contents

 

I The Doctrine of Intellect

Al-Fārābī

 

II Prophecy

The Intellectual Revelation

The Technical or Imaginative Revelation

Miracles, Prayer, Theurgy

The Mission and the Law

 

III Philosophical Doctrine and the Orthodoxy

Ibn Ḥazm   

Al-Ghazāli

Kalām-al-Shahrastānī

Ibn Taymīya

Ibn Khaldūn 

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