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Mysticism and Philosophy in Al-Andalus : Ibn Masarra, Ibn Al-Arab and the Isml Tradition.

By: Series: Islamic History and Civilization SerPublisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2013Copyright date: ©2014Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (290 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9789004255371
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mysticism and Philosophy in Al-Andalus : Ibn Masarra, Ibn Al-Arab and the Isml TraditionDDC classification:
  • 297.409468
LOC classification:
  • BP188.8.S72.A534 20
Online resources:
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Note on Transliteration, Translation and Dates -- Introduction -- Al-Andalus -- Ismā'īlīs, Fāṭimīs and Andalusīs -- From Ibn Masarra to Ibn al-ʿArabī -- Religion, Politics, Science: Developments and Setbacksin Modern Scholarship -- Terminology and Typology -- Some Notes on the Sources -- 1 The Word of God and the Divine Will -- The Hellenistic Heritage and the Quranic Background -- The Arabic Neoplatonic Tradition -- The Ismā'īlī Tradition -- Ismā'īlī Mythical Writings -- The Eastern Neoplatonists -- Ikhwān al-Ṣafā' -- The Andalusī Mystics -- Ibn Masarra -- Ibn al-'Arabī -- The Divine Command in Sacred Human History and in Religion -- Ismā'īlī Literature -- Ibn Masarra and Ibn al-'Arabī -- Ta'yīd -- The Jewish Context -- 2 Letters -- Common Conceptions Regarding the Letters -- The Letters as the Building Blocks of the Universe -- The Letters and the Four Natures -- The Notion of Parallel Worlds and the Letters -- The Letters and the Friends of God -- The Letters as Signs Indicating the Friends of God -- The Letters as a Means of Communication between the Upper Worlds and the Friends of God -- Common Techniques -- Conclusion: Letter Speculations in Islam-between Sufism and the Shi'i-Ismā'īlī Tradition -- 3 The Friends of God -- The Hierarchy of the Friends of God -- From the Hadīth to Ibn al-'Arabī -- The Hierarchy of the Awliyā' and the Notion of Parallel Worlds -- The Universal and Divine Aspects of the Hierarchal Worldview -- The Divine Origin of the Friends of God and their Supreme Source -- The Mythical Foundation in the Hadīth -- The Awliyā' and the Names of God -- The Neoplatonic Context -- 4 The Perfect Man:From Shi'i Sectarianism to Universal Humanism -- The Neoplatonic Background -- The Essence of Human Perfection -- The Arabic Root j.m.'. -- 'Alā Sūratihi -- The Perfect Man as a Microcosm.
Cosmic Mediation -- Khalīfa -- The Identity of the Perfect Man -- 5 Parallel Worlds -- Microcosm-Macrocosm -- Common Themes and their Distinct Treatment in Ismā'īlī Literature -- The Human Organism: From the Kingdom of the Imām to the Kingdom of Man -- Man, the Book and the Universe -- Shi'i-Ismā'īlī Motifs -- The Hermeneutics of Reality -- Mystical Ascension -- 6 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: In Mysticism and Philosophy in al-Andalus, Michael Ebstein underscores the many links that connect the intellectual world of the Andalusi mystics Ibn Masarra (269/883-319/931) and Ibn al-ʿArabi (560/1165-638/1240) to the Ismāʿīlī tradition.
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Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Note on Transliteration, Translation and Dates -- Introduction -- Al-Andalus -- Ismā'īlīs, Fāṭimīs and Andalusīs -- From Ibn Masarra to Ibn al-ʿArabī -- Religion, Politics, Science: Developments and Setbacksin Modern Scholarship -- Terminology and Typology -- Some Notes on the Sources -- 1 The Word of God and the Divine Will -- The Hellenistic Heritage and the Quranic Background -- The Arabic Neoplatonic Tradition -- The Ismā'īlī Tradition -- Ismā'īlī Mythical Writings -- The Eastern Neoplatonists -- Ikhwān al-Ṣafā' -- The Andalusī Mystics -- Ibn Masarra -- Ibn al-'Arabī -- The Divine Command in Sacred Human History and in Religion -- Ismā'īlī Literature -- Ibn Masarra and Ibn al-'Arabī -- Ta'yīd -- The Jewish Context -- 2 Letters -- Common Conceptions Regarding the Letters -- The Letters as the Building Blocks of the Universe -- The Letters and the Four Natures -- The Notion of Parallel Worlds and the Letters -- The Letters and the Friends of God -- The Letters as Signs Indicating the Friends of God -- The Letters as a Means of Communication between the Upper Worlds and the Friends of God -- Common Techniques -- Conclusion: Letter Speculations in Islam-between Sufism and the Shi'i-Ismā'īlī Tradition -- 3 The Friends of God -- The Hierarchy of the Friends of God -- From the Hadīth to Ibn al-'Arabī -- The Hierarchy of the Awliyā' and the Notion of Parallel Worlds -- The Universal and Divine Aspects of the Hierarchal Worldview -- The Divine Origin of the Friends of God and their Supreme Source -- The Mythical Foundation in the Hadīth -- The Awliyā' and the Names of God -- The Neoplatonic Context -- 4 The Perfect Man:From Shi'i Sectarianism to Universal Humanism -- The Neoplatonic Background -- The Essence of Human Perfection -- The Arabic Root j.m.'. -- 'Alā Sūratihi -- The Perfect Man as a Microcosm.

Cosmic Mediation -- Khalīfa -- The Identity of the Perfect Man -- 5 Parallel Worlds -- Microcosm-Macrocosm -- Common Themes and their Distinct Treatment in Ismā'īlī Literature -- The Human Organism: From the Kingdom of the Imām to the Kingdom of Man -- Man, the Book and the Universe -- Shi'i-Ismā'īlī Motifs -- The Hermeneutics of Reality -- Mystical Ascension -- 6 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.

In Mysticism and Philosophy in al-Andalus, Michael Ebstein underscores the many links that connect the intellectual world of the Andalusi mystics Ibn Masarra (269/883-319/931) and Ibn al-ʿArabi (560/1165-638/1240) to the Ismāʿīlī tradition.

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