A comprehensive examination of the struggle to reconcile philosophy and Islam.
From the introduction of Greek Philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century, right through to modern times, Majid Fakhry charts the evolution and interaction of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in the Islamic context. Highlighting key individuals, movements, concepts, and writings, Fakhry also explores the conflicts and controversies between anti- and pro-philosophical parties that have characterised the development of Islamic thought.
Majid Fakhry condenses centuries of thought surrounding philosophy and its role within Islam in this illuminating collection, a must-listen for beginners hoping to learn more about the religion. Fakhry explores the introduction of Greek philosophy into Islam around the eighth century, highlights important texts and figures in the movement, discusses the controversies surrounding philosophical thought amongst Muslims, and shows what role it has within modern Islam. Fakhry provides brilliant insight, delivered with an authoritative tone by Raad Rawi, who has a professorial air. Rawi's voice is also melodious and fluid throughout, making this comprehensive introduction a marvelous listen.
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Beautifully written, nicely narrated, dense
I highly recommend this audiobook. It's intelligent, well organized, relatively easy to follow, although some passages are very complex and require serious concentration or following along with the actual book. This audiobook is written by Majid Fakhry who is an internationally recognized scholar in Islamic philosophy. Highly recommended.
- A Reader