Understanding Islamic Sciences provides an informative introduction to six major disciplines in Islamic studies: Theology, mysticism, principles of jurisprudence, philosophy and logic. It is a user-friendly guide for readers wishing to know about Islam’s intellectual heritage. It is an ideal textbook for introductory courses in Islamic Studies.
This new edition is thoroughly revised. It is also an expanded edition as it contains a new chapter on logic which was not included in the earlier edition. Moreover, whereas some of the chapters of the first edition were somewhat abbreviated, all chapters in the current edition are complete translation of the original Persian text. Furthermore, the new edition contains a glossary of the technical term, extra explanatory footnotes, and a comprehensive bibliography of all the Arabic and Persian books and papers cited in the original text plus their English translations (where this is applicable). Last but not least, included in this edition is a new extensive introduction which provides readers with a critical account of the life, work and intellectual achievements of Ayatollah Mutahhari.
About the Author:
Murtada Mutahhari was a leading theoretician of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. As an accomplished scholar of Islamic sciences, he played a pivotal role in forming the modern Islamic discourse which served as the foundation of the revolution. With close to ninety works to his credit, he is considered as one of the leading thinkers of the global Islamic movement in the twentieth century.
About the Editor:
Ali Paya is a Professor of Philosophy at The Islamic College, a Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, and an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the National Research Institute for Science Policy in Iran.