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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 […]

Philosophical comparison between the perspective of Mulla Sadra and Descartes on Soul

Seyed G Safavi London Academy of Iranian Studies   Abstract   This paper examines the philosophical views of Mulla Sadra and Descartes on ‘Soul’, in five main axis. The Five axis include the following: 1. Exposition of Mulla Sadra’s philosophical view concerning the soul; 2. Exposition of Descartes view on the soul; 3. Examining points […]

Persia’s Mystic: Review with Rumi

  Gustav Richter (1906-39)1   Abstract In this lecture, Richter refers to Goethe’s Westoestlicher Diwan in trying to decipher the personality of Rumi. In classical Orientalist language, Richter traces the social and historical forces which would have influenced Rumi’s life and work, his relationship with his father and with Shams-i-Tabriz. Finally, Richter attempts to find […]

A Comparative Study of ‘Faith’ from Kierkegaard’s and Rumi’s Perspective

Masoumeh Bahram University of Leeds   Abstract This paper analyses and compares the ideas of Kierkegaard and Rumi on faith and love. After outlining the very divergent historical contexts in which these two thinkers set forth their ideas, the study then identifies and explains the main and additional secondary keywords related to the concepts of […]

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