Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani Hardback

Ismaili Muslim Thought in the Age of al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah

by Paul E. Walker;

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Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani

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Among the most outstanding Ismaili thinkers, Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani was at the forefront of the intellectual advances of his time and almost on a par with his famous contemporary, Ibn Sina, with whom he shared many philosophical ideas. His ideas on the intellect and the order of creation are a departure from those expressed by early Ismaili thinkers which he endeavoured to amend, thus providing insights into to early Ismaili debates about philosophical and scientific concepts. This book presents a systematic investigation of al-Kirmani's life and thought. It focuses on the principal themes of his writings: the nature of human recognition and veneration of God; an understanding of the cosmic order; and the repose and tranquillity of the intellect. The author also examines a number of problems in the biography of al-Kirmani, the affiliations between his metaphysical system of thought and those of al-Farabi and Ibn Sina, and the importance of his writings for the Ismaili da'wa during the late-10th and 11th centuries.

Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani by Paul E. Walker was published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd in December 1999. The ISBN for Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani is 9781860643217.

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Details for Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (December 1999)
Number of Pages200
Thickness24 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1228966
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