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...al-Jilani, ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Harawi, ‘Abdullah Ansari Born in Naif in the Persian province of Gilan, south of the Caspian Sea, in 470/1077, ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani was the eponymous founder of one of the earliest Sufi tariqat (from tariqa...

Al-Suhrawardi, Abu’l Najib (c. 490–563/c. 1097–1168)

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...Abu’l Najib ‘Abd al-Qahir ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Bakri al-Suhrawardi was born in Suhraward, and moved early on to Baghdad to continue his education.247khirka from his uncle ‘Umar ibn Muhammad (d. 532/1137–8), who was himself an important figure...

Research Resources in Existentialism

The Bloomsbury Companion to Existentialism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The following is a list of journals, societies and websites that will be helpful in researching existentialism. Some online resources are listed, but in addition many of the societies have affiliated websites with useful links to other...
...The famous Ottoman biographer and scholar Abu’l-Khayr Isam al-Din Ahmad b. Mustafa b. Khalil, known commonly as Taşköprüzade, was born in Bursa, Turkey. He belongs to the famous Taşköprü family of teachers and historians hailing from...
...Mystical philosophy has long been a powerful sub-stratum running through Islamic philosophy. It has sometimes been proposed that Islamic philosophers and theologians turned to mysticism as a counterweight to the influence of the more...

Al-Razi, Fakhr al-Din (543–606/1149–1209)

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...Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn al-Husayn, more often known as Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, was born at Rayy in Iran. His early education was carried out by his father who was an educated man and brought up his son within the Shafi‘i...
...Yanyalı Esat b. Ali b. Osman Efendi was born in the Epirus region of northwestern Greece. He received his early education in Yanya and Istanbul. He learned Arabic, Persian, French, Greek, and Latin. He was appointed a professor at the Eyüp...
...Abu Ya‘qub Ishaq ibn Ahmad Sijistani was by some accounts the leading philosopher Nasir i-Khusraw ibn Sina al-Farabi of the early period of Isma‘ili intellectual thought in Persia.241Jami‘ al-tawarikh. He has been referred to by a variety...
...ibn Sina The direct impact of Plato and his writings on classical Islamic philosophy was very limited. According to Rosenthal (1975), only four of Plato’s works were translated in Arabic: the Republic, Timaeus, the Laws, and the Sophist...

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Merleau-Ponty's Existential Phenomenology and the Realization of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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