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Author Yaman, Hikmet.

Title Prophetic niche in the virtuous city : the concept of Ḥikmah in early Islamic thought / by Hikmet Yaman
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 316 pages)
Series Islamic philosophy, theology, and science : texts and studies ; v. 81
Islamic philosophy, theology, and science ; v. 81
Contents Introduction ---- PART I. Hikmah In Early Arabic Lexicography. 1. The Derivation Of The Word Hikmah --- 2. Hikmah In Terminological Dictionaries --- 3. Contemporary Western Scholarship On The Meaning of Hikmah ---- PART II. Hikmah In Early Muslim Exegetical Literature. 4. General Definitions In The Qurʹan --- 5. Hikmah And The Prophets --- 6. Hikmah In Relation To Hakim and Hukm ---- Part III. Hikmah In Early Sufi Literature. 7. Hikmah And The Earliest Sufi Authorities --- 8. Hikmah In The Context Of Early Sufi Exegetical Works --- 9. Hikmah In Early Sufi Manuals And Treatises --- 10. The Merit of Hikmah ---- Part IV. Hikmah In Early Philosophical Literature. 11. Hikmah In The Pre-Islamic Philosophical World --- 12. Hikmah In The Islamic Philosophical World ---- Conclusion
Summary This book analyzes the concept of ikmah in early Islamic texts within a network of multiple conceptual interrelationships in the cross-disciplinary context of Muslim works, roughly up to al-Ghazali's lifetime. The word ikmah has a wide spectrum of connotations in these texts, because it basically contains all knowledge within human reach, and accordingly, received a range of diverse scholarly treatments. This work contextualizes ikmah in a nuanced fashion in the collective usage of early Muslim authors, mainly by lexicographers, exegetes, philosophers, and Sufis. For the first time in the field of Arabic and Islamic Studies, particularly in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism, this study explores the concept of ikmah in an all-embracing capacity. ikmah is a central concept of Islamic thinking, related to almost all intellectual disciplines of Muslim scholarly tradition, but it has been insufficiently underlined and treated in earlier western scholarship. -- Product Description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-281) and indexes
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Subject Islam -- Doctrines -- History.
Islamic philosophy -- History.
Knowledge, Theory of (Islam)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010043088
ISBN 9004191062 (electronic bk.)
9789004191068 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Concept of Ḥikmah in early Islamic thought