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The Polished Mirror - by Cyrus Ali Zargar (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 352

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Islam

Format: Paperback

Publisher: ONEWorld Publications

Book theme: Sufi

Author: Cyrus Ali Zargar

Language: English

Street Date: December 12, 2017
TCIN: 53184168
UPC: 9781786072016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-0859

Description

'Far too much of previous scholarship on Muslim ethics has obsessed over the question of its indebtedness to Greek (and Persian) antecedents. Cyrus Zargar's The Polished Mirror is a brilliant way of reframing the conversation about ethics in the spiritual and intellectual cosmos of Islamic thought. Zargar masterfully navigates the worlds of ethics, philosophy, mysticism, narrative, and poetry to offer us a rich tapestry. The result is far more than merely a groundbreaking way of rethinking ethics in Islam. It is a groundbreaking study of the interconnectedness of the Islamic spiritual, ethical, and intellectual universes through studying Ibn Sina, Rumi, Brethren of Purity, Ghazali, Suhrawardi, and others. Enthusiastically recommended for all students of Islamic studies, ethics, and mysticism.'--Omid Safi, Director, Duke Islamic Studies Center
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