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[7 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mulla Sadra’s Life and Philosophy

Seyed G Safavi
London Academy of Iranian Studies (LAIS)
 
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This paper discusses the life and philosophy of Mulla Sadra, one of the most important Muslim Iranian philosophers and founder of new school of Islamic philosophy, entitled Transcendent philosophy, in 5 sections: his life, what is the “Transcendent philosophy”, the 14 principles of Mulla Sadra’s philosophy, Mulla Sadra’s views on different schools of thought such as Ancient Metaphysicians, Greek and Muslim philosophers, and ‘Urafa,, and finally his writings. This is an original paper in the English language as it presents the most important …

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[1 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on God in Greek and Islamic Philosophy: A comparative study of Aristotle and Mulla Sadra Shirazi on the Necessary Existent | ]
God in Greek and Islamic Philosophy: A comparative study of Aristotle and Mulla Sadra Shirazi on the Necessary Existent

 Dr Seyed G Safavi*
University of London, UK
London Academy of Iranian Studies (LAIS)
 
Abstract
The nature of God, or the demiurge-creator and designer of the cosmos, is a venerable subject in philosophy and natural theology. Most medieval and religious discourse about God and the ontological and cosmological proofs for His existence in the Abrahamic faiths within a philosophical context stem from the famous proof for the Prime Unmoved Mover in the Physics of Aristotle. It was this proof alongside later more ontological proofs associated with Anselm and Avicenna that underpinned medieval philosophical theology. It …

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[3 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ethics in the Protection of Environment

 
Dr Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad
Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
 
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Earth was bestowed upon mankind in a pure and pristine condition and sworn not to abuse and destroy this God given gift. Nonetheless, today we observe a savage abuse of its natural resources, total destruction of spaces of certain inhabitants in different parts of the world, extermination of certain species, and ultimately ruining the earth, water and the space altogether to un irreplaceable degree.

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[3 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Mysticism of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh An International Epic, Mystical and Sagacious Persian Masterpiece | ]
Mysticism of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh  An International Epic, Mystical and Sagacious Persian Masterpiece

Dr. Seyed G Safavi
London Academy of Iranian Studies, London, UK
Abstract:
This article discusses Mystical aspects of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh the greatest Persian and world epical poem. The focus is placed on the parallels between power, wisdom and knowledge, the interaction between the illuminated spirit and intellect , the speech in praise of intellect, the flame that purifies the heart, Tawhid and Unity of Being, humble call to and the benediction of the Creator of the Good, parabolic and Mysterious aspects and Ferdowsi’s point of view on Shi’ism.
Keywords: Ferdowsi, Shahnameh, Iran, Mysticism, power, …

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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Dr. Abdul Rahim Afaki
University of Karachi, Pakistan

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This paper seeks to describe the contemporary state of the Qur’ānic hermeneutics focusing the alternate theories concerning the structure of the Qur’ānic text. It restricts to identifying only two such theories: the view that the Qur’ān is a thematically coherent structure wherein all the elements are integrally related to each other to shape the whole text as a unity, and the view that the Qur’ānic text is an atomic collection of verses having fragmented meanings. In amīduddin Farāhī is the major proponentcontemporary Qur’ānic hermeneutics, …

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