ICAS Press are pleased to announce our latest publication ‘Desire of the Aspirant: On the Etiquette of the Teacher and the Student’ is now available for sale.
The classical Islamic scholarly tradition is characterised by an emphasis on the teacher-student relationship. Learning is not simply seen as a material acquisition of knowledge, but rather as a means of induction into a living tradition. This classical work expounds upon the ideals for teachers and students. It is a translation of Munyat al-Murīd fī Adab al-Mufīd wa al-Mustafīd by the renowned scholar al-Shahid al-Thani. The original Arabic work, written in 954 AH/1547 CE, quickly established itself as a core text in the Islamic seminaries, and it has long been an important source of reference for anyone interested in Islamic education and spiritual development.
Now available in English for the first time, this work is a valuable addition to the core reading lists of courses on Islamic ethics and spirituality. This edition also contains an insightful introduction consisting of a biography of the author, an overview of the body of his work, a survey of his predecessors’ views on education, a study of his ideas on education, and an examination of his methodology of education.
The book is available in hardback and paperback version from our bookshop