Ebrahim Moosa, Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, pages. Reviewed by Muhammad Hozien. Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination has 14 ratings and 3 reviews. Ebadur said : “ an observation that stems from my reading of classical Islamic text. Abu Hamid al-Ghaz&;l&;, a Muslim jurist-theologian and polymath who lived from the mid-eleventh to the early twelfth century in.
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Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa
Rahma added it Jul 14, The result is an organic whole representing a paradigm shift, re-imagining Islam, for his time, and all time. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Such a creative and critical inheritance, he concludes, ought to be heeded by those who seek to cultivate Muslim intellectual traditions in today’s tumultuous world.
Imaginstion real terms, poiesis and ethos bring together the onto-theological vision of the jurists as well as the mystical vision experienced by the sufis. He is best known for his work in philosophy, ethics, law, and mysticism.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Be the first to ask a question about Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination. Ghazali re-creates ways of looking at the origin and general structure of religion, its elements and laws, particularly with respect to characteristics like space, time, causality and freedom. But his basic thesis is that Ghazali became a seminal figure in the Islamic intellectual tradition because he was able to think on the threshold dihliz between multiple disciplines and modes of thought, which allowed him to synthesise these disciplines producing something new a bricoleour he says whilst also leaving his ideas open to dialogical development.
BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 15, The provenance of an idea or a practice is more significant in contemporary thought than the substance of the idea.
Knowledge of the Strangers. The first element is poiesis and ethos. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Paperbackpages. They are neither superficial nor superfluous.
Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination
Mohsin marked it as to-read Mar 20, The second element is what Moosa calls poeticw dihliz-ian space, a threshold space, a space that affords Ghazali an insider-outsider vantage point. Lists with This Book. Knowledge related to religious discourse, such as ethics, law, theology, and philosophy, is quarantined from intercourse with ideas that have a non-Islamic genealogy.
Yassir Morsi rated it really liked it Dec 26, So overall I was impressed by both the scope and the content of the book. Apr 24, Faisal Ali rated it really liked it. Mohammad Adnan Reda marked it as to-read Dec 25, When he gets to the discuss of ta’bir oneiromancy or dream interpretation in Islam you begin to finally get a grasp on dissecting Ghazali’s imagination.
At times the text is dense, and Moosa sometimes gets carried away. Such a creative and critical inheritance, he concludes, ought to be heeded by those who seek to cultivate Muslim intellectual traditions in today’s tumultuous world.
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I think this book is probably best for people studying the Islamic sciences but general readers might find plenty of ideas here that might be of value. Want to Read saving…. Sadia marked it as to-read May 28, They did so without allowing the provenance of knowledge powtics a decisive veto factor.
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Abdul Khafid Mastan rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Melinda Pelham rated it really liked it Dec 18, Theodora marked it as to-read Jan 31, Ghazali becomes the stranger located on the threshold of multiple discursive traditions.
Engaging with Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination is not a simple matter. He is best known for his work in philosophy, ethics, law, and mysticism. Contents 1 Agonistics of the Self. But his basic thesis is that Ghazali became a seminal figure in the Islamic intellectual tradition because he was able t So overall I was impressed by both the scope and the content of the book. The prevalence of this condition has not only resulted in the atrophy of knowledge, but the process of knowledge production itself has suffocated.
Josiah marked it as to-read Feb 17, Not even piety and personal responsibility were disjoined from his dance with multiple discourses. Samir rated aand it was amazing Jun 14, Jordan marked it as to-read Apr 26, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.