‘An interesting and wide-ranging text, displaying the clarity of a major modern Islamic thinker and his approach to Islamic sciences.’ Oliver Leaman, Professor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky
Understanding Islamic Sciences provides an informative introduction to six major disciplines in Islamic studies: theology, mysticism, principles of jurisprudence, jurisprudence, philosophy, and logic. It is a user-friendly guide for readers wishing to know more about Islam’s intellectual heritage but who are averse to the scholastic language and style of technical books on the subject. The work is also an ideal textbook for introductory courses in Islamic Studies.
Each chapter is dedicated to one of the aforementioned Islamic sciences and includes a survey of the historical development of the discipline, biographies of scholars who have made significant contributions to the subject, and explanations of the most important concepts and issues discussed in each discipline. This second edition has been extensively revised and contains a new chapter on logic, a glossary of technical terms, and four indices.
Ayatollah Murtada Mutahhari (1920-1979) was an accomplished scholar of Islamic sciences and is credited with nearly ninety works on a broad range of subjects. He is considered to be one of the leading thinkers of the global Islamic movement in the twentieth century. As a disciple of Ayatollah Khomeini, his ideas played a pivotal role in forming the modern Islamic discourse which served as the foundation of the 1979 Islamic revolution. His views also helped develop an intellectual approach to Islamic teaching and learning in which values such as critical and rational thinking, moral integrity, and freedom of thought and expression are given the utmost prominence.
Author: Ayatollah Murtada Mutahhri
Dr. Tim Orr, a MA Islamic Studies student at the Islamic College and an Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University Purdue University Columbus, will present a paper entitled “The Quran’s Composition: Assessing Andrew Bannister’s Oral Formulaic Study of the Quran” at the American Academy of Religion annual conference in November 2019. The American Academy of Religion is one of the largest association of religious studies scholars in the United States, having over 8,000 members worldwide.
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Arabic Morphology An Introduction
Classical Arabic is the liturgical language used by an estimated 1.8 billion Muslims. As the language of the Qur’an and Hadith, Classical Arabic has served as the lingua franca of Islamic learning throughout the centuries. It is through mastering this language that one gains access to the primary Islamic texts and other treasures of Islamic heritage and civilisation.
Arabic Morphology: An Introduction is a translation of Sarf-i Muqaddamati, a Persian work that has been popular with both seminary and university students for decades. The book is often studied as a precursor to its unabridged version, Sarf-i Sadih, the translation of which ICAS Press has published under the title Arabic Morphology Made Simple. With its clear style, helpful exercises, and bilingual glossary of technical terms, this textbook provides students with an excellent start to their learning of Arabic.
About the author
Sayyid Muhammad Rida Tabataba’i (b. 1948) received his education at the Muntaziriyyah (Haqqani) Islamic School in Qum. A prominent student of Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Bihishti (d. 1981) and Ayatollah ‘Ali Quddusi (d. 1981), he succeeded them as the principal of Muntaziriyyah and later followed in their footsteps as the principal of the Shahidayn Islamic School. He has also served as the principal of Jami‘at al-Zahra’, an Islamic seminary and university for women in Qum.
Author: Sayyid Muhammad Rida Tabataba’i