Al-Ghazālī’s Argument for the Eternity of the World in Tahāfut Al-Falāsifa ( Discussion One, Proofs 1 and 2a) and the Problem of Divine Immutability and. AL-GHAZALI’S. TAHAFUT AL-FALASIFAH. [INCOHERENCE OF THE PHILOSOPHERS]. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH by. SABIH AHMAD KAMALI. 2 Sep Second English Translation by a prof. of Islamic Theology: Marmura, Michael E. The incoherence of the philosophers: Tahafut al-falasifah: a.

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For fire is a dead body which has no action, and what is the proof that it is the agent? The belief that all causal events and interactions are not the product of material conjunctions but rather the immediate and present Will of God, underlies the work. While it is uncertain whether Al-Ghazali had any influence on Scotus, they both may have derived their theory from their readings of Avicenna ‘s Metaphysics.

Raja Bahlul – – Philosophy and Theology 5 2: He explained that because God is usually seen as rational, rather than arbitrary, his behavior in normally causing events in the same sequence i. Part of a series on. Nevertheless, judging from the present texts that have been translated and introduced by a veteran scholar of Islamic philosophy, Michael E.

Even Christian theology was affected, as is brilliantly evidenced in the works of St. Al-Ghazali wrote that when fire and cotton are placed in contact, the cotton is burned directly by God rather than by the fire, a claim which he defended using logic in Islamic philosophy.

For these matters rest on demonstrations, geometrical and arithmetical, that leave no room for doubt. The Incoherence of the Philosophers propounds the Asharite theory of occasionalism. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Not only is his translation far more eloquent and gratifying, his commentary also lacks the gratuitous polemics and supercilious Eurocentism of Orientalist precursors, just as the presence of the parallel Arabic text is a real boon that for many readers is likely to provide a doorway to the intricacies and beauties of classical Arabic itself.


Islamic philosophical texts Logic literature Sunni literature 11th-century Arabic books Medieval philosophical literature Avicenna Books by Al-Ghazali. In his defense of the Asharite doctrine of a created universe that is temporally finiteagainst the Aristotelian doctrine of an eternal universe, Al-Ghazali proposed the modal theory of possible worldsarguing that their actual world is the best of all possible worlds from among all the alternate timelines and world histories that God could have possibly created.

Be that as it may, Mamura has done a great service not only to the scholarly community but also to all lovers of Ghazali and the would-be critics of Enlightenment reason. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Despite its attempted refutation by the twelfth-century philosopher Ibn Rushd, al-Ghazali’s work remains widely read and influential. If these disclose tensions and inconsistencies, they do so within a splendidly critical and creative human soul.

Marmura did his PhD thesis on this book! An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy. Al-Ghazali on Creation and Contingency.

Tahafut-Al-Falasifah – Incoherence of the Philosophers

View or edit your browsing history. Lerner – – New Scholasticism 31 1: Zedler – – Modern Schoolman 33 2: This brief tract on the metaphysics of light, full of spiritual beauty and mystical splendour, is regarded as a gem of Sufi literature and as such has elicited much traditional reflection and tahavut commentary.

If “Allah’s hand is not chained”, then there was no point in discovering tahwfut alleged laws of nature. Shaykh Muhammad Mazhar Mujaddidi Naqshbandi d. Like us on Facebook. Whosoever thinks that to engage in a disputation for refuting such a theory is a religious duty harms religion and weakens it.


The Niche of Light is a text of a different complexion and character altogether. This book was preceded by a falasifh of Muslim philosophical thought titled: The Incoherence of the Philosophers. This article has no associated abstract. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Averroes in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.

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Among the twenty points, al-Ghazali called out three which he charges not only constitute heresy, but also disbelief in Islam. Retrieved from ” https: Islam And Scientific Debate: Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.

Al-Ghazali also stated that he did not find other branches of philosophy including physics, logic, astronomy or mathematics problematic. Al-Ghazali’s insistence on a radical divine immanence in the natural world has been posited [7] as one of the reasons that the spirit of scientific inquiry all withered in Islamic lands.

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Arabic Books Tahafut Al-falasifah تهافت الفلاسفة – Philosophy / الفلسفة – Books Islamic Books

Imam Ghazali studied philosophy intensively while in Baghdad, composing Maqasid al falasifa Tahatut Intentions of the Philosophersand then criticizing it in his Tahafut al falasifa Incoherence of Philosophers. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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