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Todd Lawson

Reason and Inspiration in Islam. Theology, Philosophy and Mysticism in Muslim Thought. Essays in Honour of Hermann Landolt. London-NewYork, I.B.Tauris & The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2005, 558 p.

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1En hommage à Hermann Landolt, ce volume réunit un grand nombre d’articles de spécialistes consacrés à l’islam, dont certains font l’objet d’une recension dans ce numéro (cf. c.r. n° 183, 266, 273). Une bibliographie de Hermann Landolt est donnée au début de l’ouvrage (pp. 7-18).

2Part One: Classical Islam : Karim Douglas Crow, “The ‘Five Limbs’ of the Soul: A Manichaean Motif in Muslim Garb?” (pp. 19-33). Donald P. Little, “Narrative Themes and Devices in al-Wāqidī’s Kitāb al-maghāzī” (pp. 34-45). L. Clarke, “The Rise and Decline of Taqiyya in Twelver Shi‘ism” (pp. 46-63). Ahmet T. Karamustafa, “Walāya According to al-Junayd (d. 298/910)” (pp. 64-70). Fabienne Pironet, “L’importance du Traité de l’harmonie d’al-Fārābī: ses visées politiques” (pp. 71-84). Paul E. Walker, “Philosophy of Religion in al-Fārābī, Ibn Sīnā and Ibn Ṭufayl” (pp. 85-101). James Winston Morris, “Revisiting Religious Shi‘ism and Early Sufism: The Fourth/Tenth Century Dialogue of ‘The Sage and the Young Disciple’” (pp. 102-116). Bulbul Shah, “Al-Qāḍī al-Nu‘mān and the Concept of Bāṭin” (pp. 117-126). Faquīr Muḥammad, “Hunzai; The Concept of Knowledge According to al-Kirmānī (d. after 411/1021)” (pp. 127-141). Shin Nomoto, “An Early Ismaili View of Other Religions: A Chapter from the Kitāb al-Iṣlāḥ by Abū Ḥātim al-Rāzī (d. ca. 322/934)” (pp. 142-156). Wilferd Madelung, “An Ismaili interpretation of Ibn Sīnā’s Qaṣīdat al-Nafs” (pp. 157-168). Soraya Mandi Hajjaji-Jarrah, “Āyat al-Nūr: A Metaphor for Where We Come From, What We Are and Where We Are Going” (pp. 169-184).

3Part two: Medieval Islam : Peter Heath, “Reading al-Ghazālī: The Case of Psychology” (pp. 185-199). Nasrollah Pourjavady, “Stories of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī ‘Playing the Witness’ in Tabrīz (Shams-i Tabrīzī’s interest in shāhid-bāzī)” (pp. 200-220). Roxanne D. Marcotte, “Reason (‘aql) and Direct Intuition (mushāhada) in the Works of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Suhrawardī (d. 587/1191)” (pp. 221-234). John Walbridge, “Al-Suhrawardī on Body as Extension: An Alternative to Hylomorphism from Plato to Leibniz” (pp. 235-247). Michel Chodkiewicz, “Mi‘rāj al-kalima: de la Risāla Qushayriyya aux Futūḥāt Makkiyya” (pp. 248-261). Diana Steigerwald, “Al-Shahrastānī’s Contribution to Medieval Islamic Thought” (pp. 262-273). William C. Chittick, “The Pertinence of Islamic Cosmology: Reflections on the Philosophy of Afdal al-Din Kashani” (pp. 274-283). Elizabeth Ross Alexandrin, “The Sciences of Intuition and the Riches of Inspiration: Najm al-Dīn Kubrā in Jāmī’s Nafaḥāt al-uns” (pp. 284-297). Devin DeWeese, “Two Narratives on Najm al-Dīn Kubrā and Raḍī al-Dīn ‘Alī Lālā from a Thirteenth-Century Source: Notes on a Manuscript in the Raza Library, Rampur” (pp. 298-339). Etin Anwar, “Ibn Sīnā and Meister Eckhart on Being” (pp. 340-352). Pierre Lory, “La Vision de Dieu dans l’Onirocritique Musulmane Médiévale” (pp. 353- 363). Leonard Lewisohn, “The Spiritual Journey in Kubrawī Sufism” (pp. 364-379). Richard J.A. McGregor, “Notes on the Transmission of Mystical Philosophy: Ibn ‘Arabī according to ‘Abd al-Wahhāb al-Sha‘rānī” (pp. 380-394).

4Part Three: Pre-Modern Islam : Farhad Daftary, “Shāh Ṭāhir and Nizārī Ismaili Disguises” (pp. 395-406). Abdollah Vakily, “Some Notes on Shaykh Aḥmad Sirhindī and the Problem of the Mystical Significance of Paradise” (pp. 407-417). Sajida S. Alvi, “The Naqshbandi Mujaddidī Sufi Order’s Ascendancy in Central Asia Through the Eyes of its Masters and Disciples (1010’s-1200’s/1600’s-1800’s)” (pp. 418-431). Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, “‘Le combattant du ta’wīl’ Un poème de Molla Sadra sur ‘Ali (Aspects de l’imamologie duodécimane IX)” (pp. 432-454). Shigeru Kamada, “Fayḍ al-Kāshānī’s Walāya: The Confluence of Shi‘i Imamology and Mysticism” (pp. 455-470).

5Part Four: Modern Islam : Eric Ormsby, “The Faith of Pharaoh: A Disputed Question in Islamic Theology” (pp. 471-489). Bernd Radtke, “The Eight Rules of Junayd: A General Overview of the Genesis and Development of Islamic Dervish Orders” (pp. 490-502). Shafique N. Virani, “Symphony of Gnosis: A Self-Definition of the Ismaili Ginān Tradition” (pp. 503-521). Ahmad Kazemi Moussavi, “The Attitude of the ‘Ulamā’ towards the Government in Nineteenth-Century Iran” (pp. 522-537). Mehdi Mohaghegh, “Traditional Philosophy in Iran with Reference to Modern Trends” (pp. 538-541). Bert G. Fragner, “Traces of Modernisation and Westernisation? Some Comparative Considerations concerning Late Bukhāran Chronicles” (pp. 542-558).

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Rédaction. Todd Lawson, « Reason and Inspiration in Islam. Theology, Philosophy and Mysticism in Muslim Thought. Essays in Honour of Hermann Landolt. London-NewYork, I.B.Tauris & The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2005, 558 p. », Abstracta Iranica [Online], Volume 28 | 2007, document 12, Online since 18 September 2007, connection on 23 October 2021. URL : ; DOI :

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