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Rumi's Mystical Design
Rumi's Mystical Design (October 2009)
Reading the Mathnawi, Book One
Seyed Ghahreman Safavi - Author
Simon Weightman - Author
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.

This landmark book reveals the structure of Rumī’s thirteenth-century classic, the Mathnawī. A beloved collection of 25,000 picturesque, alliterative verses full of anecdotes and parables on what appear to be loosel...(Read More)
 
 
Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present
Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present (May 2006)
Philosophy in the Land of Prophecy
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Author

A comprehensive overview of the Islamic philosophical tradition.

Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present offers a comprehensive overview of Islamic philosophy from the ninth century to the present day. As Seyyed Hossein Nasr attests, within this tradition, philosophizing is done in a world in which prophecy is the central reality of life—a reality related not only to the realms of actio...(Read More)

 
 
Frithjof Schuon
Frithjof Schuon (October 2004)
Life and Teachings
Jean-Baptiste Aymard - Author
Patrick Laude - Author
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of the preeminent expositor of perennial philosophy.

The first book in English devoted to the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) to appear since his death, this biography also provides an analysis of his work and spiritual teachings. Relying on Schuon's published works as well as unpublished correspondence and other documents, the authors highlight the o...(Read More)
 
 
Kernel of the Kernel
Kernel of the Kernel (May 2003)
Concerning the Wayfaring and Spiritual Journey of the People of Intellect (Risala-yi Lubb al-Lubab dar Sayr wa Suluk-i Ulu'l Albab) A Shi'i Approach to Sufism
Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba'i - Author
Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Husayni Tihrani - Compiled, edited, and expanded
Mohammad H. Faghfoory - Translator
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

An English translation of a seminal book on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective by an eminent Muslim thinker.

Kernel of the Kernel
is an authoritative work on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective that is not only fascinating, but also contains much practical advice. In addition to providing a theoretical discussion of spiritual wayfaring, it is also the account of a personal fifty-year spiritual journey by Sayyid Muhammad Hus...(Read More)
 
 
An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines
An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines (July 1993)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Author

This is the only book to deal with classical Islamic cosmology as it was formulated by the Ikhwan al-S'afa al Biruni and Ibn Sina during the tenth and eleventh centuries. These figures influenced all the later centuries of Islamic history and in fact created the cosmological framework within which all later scientific activity in the Islamic world was carried out--the enduring image of the cosmos within which Muslims have lived during the past mille...(Read More)
 
 
The Need for a Sacred Science
The Need for a Sacred Science (July 1993)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Author

"This work is a brilliant blending of sound scholarship and spiritual vision." -- Jacob Needleman, San Francisco State University

This book deals with the meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, the metaphysical foundation of such science, its contrast to modern science and its pertinence to some of the major issues facing humanity today. In the first part, the author turns to the fundamental question of the multiplicity of sacred forms. ...(Read More)
 
 
The Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy
The Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy (May 1992)
Knowledge by Presence
Mehdi Ha'iri Yazdi - Author
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

This book aims to present to western philosophers the most important theme in Islamic epistemology: knowledge by presence, the knowledge that results from immediate and intuitive awarenes, advocated by the author as a viable modern philosophical position. Treating the subject in a thoroughly philosophical manner that is comprehensible to contemporary analytical philosophers, he remains faithful to the Islamic tradition.

"Ha'iri does not fal...(Read More)
 
 
Sufi Essays
Sufi Essays (November 1991)
Second Edition
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Author

In this compact volume, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, the renowned Islamic scholar, combines his research into Sufi doctrine and history with a rich account of the spiritual and metaphysical significance of Sufism as a living tradition. In an original discussion, unlike anything that has appeared before in studies of Sufism, the author places special accent on the pertinence of Sufi teachings to the most acute contemporary problems. Thus, this book answers...(Read More)
 
 
Knowledge and the Sacred
Knowledge and the Sacred (July 1989)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Author

"Professor Nasr draws upon the full range of the great religious traditions--Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic--and much of modern philosophical thought as well, to establish the close connection between religious experience and speculative thought in the various traditions." -- Cross Currents

"This remarkably comprehensive, indeed magisterial, exposition and analysis of sacred tradition as such, illuminated by innumerabl...(Read More)
 
 
Expectation of the Millennium
Expectation of the Millennium (April 1989)
Shi'ism in History
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Editor
Hamid Dabashi - Editor
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr - Editor

This is an anthology on the history, politics, and social aspects of Shi'ism including translations of original sources. It examines the historical development of Shi'ism, Shi'i political thought, the status of Shi'i minority communities in the Muslim world, and the life and works of prominent social and political thinkers. The book assesses the extent of the politicization process in Shi'ism in recent years and addresses that important question o...(Read More)
 
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