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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 […]

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 […]

THE QUR’AN-A COHERENT STRUCTURE OR AN ATOMISTIC COLLECTION OF VERSES: CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF WAHĪDUDDĪN KHAN’S REMARKS ON NAZM AL-QUR’ĀN

Dr. Abdul Rahim Afaki University of Karachi, Pakistan Abstract 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 […]

THE HEIDEGGERIAN TRIAD OF ONTICAL, ONTOLOGICAL AND HERMENEUTICAL APPROACHES TO SEIN

    Abdul Rahim Afaki University of Karachi, Pakistan     Abstract This paper reviews Martin Heidegger’s two major writings on hermeneutic phenomenology and time and defines his perspectives on the hermeneutic turn of metaphysics. Heidegger first draws a sharp distinction between what he conceives of hermeneutics and phenomenology, and then underpins to amalgamate them […]

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