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Makers of the Muslim World: Ikhwan al-Safa'

By: De Callatay, Godefroid

Language: English


The Ikhwan Al- Safa' or Brethren of Purity were a highly secretive group of tenth-century Shi'ite thinkers, their identities remaining unclear even today. Renowned for creating the legendary Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa, an encyclopedia of philosophical sciences, they proposed a coherent intellectual system that sought to reconcile human reasoning with prophetic revelation.

This fascinating survey provides a clear, objective and innovative introduction to the Brethren of Purity and their encyclopedic project, showing its critical place in the history of Arabic science, philosophy and literature.

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By:De Callatay, Godefroid
Pages: 160 pp
Publisher:Oneworld Publications, London, 2020 Reprint, c.2005
Dimensions:14 x 22 cm / 5.75 x 8.75 in
Topic:Islam - Biography - History

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THIS SERIES is devoted to the men and women throughout history who have made a significant contribution to the political, intellectual and religious landscape of the Muslim world. Each title combines first-rate scholarship with a strong emphasis on readability, and will serve as a perfect introduction for lay readers and academics alike.

Author Godefroid de Callatay is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Louvain.

Makers of the Muslim World: Ikhwan al-Safa'

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