Sunday, June 16, 2013

Philosophy & Metaphysics

Hastoneest Ibn al Arabi Centre of Philosophy & Metaphysics
June - September 2013
i.e. one week there will be three sessions, and then the next classes will be after a week's gap.)


Hamid Reza Fazil 
Starts July
Six sessions of overview of the meaning and relationship of Din, Shariat and Ijtihad.

FALSAFA ASHNAI: (Urdu/English)
(Introduction to Islamic Philosophy for Beginners) Hamid Reza Fazil
Starts MONDAY, 24th JUNE (18 sessions end 6th SEPTEMBER) 
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Falsafa Ashnai (Urdu/English) study circles aim to familiarize participants with the historical trajectory, meaning and objective, and schools of thought in Islamic Philosophy with reference to major Islamic Philosophers - classical and current. The circles will also introduce basic issues of Islamic Philosophy.

An Index of Terminologies used in Islamic Philosophy will be provided with English translations for ease of understanding.

(Introduction to Islamic Metaphysics for Beginners) 
Hamid Reza Fazil
Starts TUESDAY 25th JUNE (18 sessions end 7th September) 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 4:30 to 5:30 pm 

The Irfan Ashnai - Realizing Islamic Metaphysics - study circles aim to familiarize participants with the historical trajectory, meaning and objective, and schools of thought in Islamic Metaphysics. The circles will also explain certain terminologies and issues central to Islamic Metaphysics.

Hamid Reza Fazil 
Starts Monday, 24th June 
(12 sessions end 9th August) 
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Abu’l ‘Ali al-Husayn b. ‘Abd Allah IBN SINA (980-1037, Bukhara) is one of the most important representatives of that encyclopedic tradition of learning which was the hallmark of Islamic scholarship. Honorifically called al-Shaykh al-Ra’is, the Grand Shaykh, al-Isharat wa’l-Tanbihat (Pointers and Reminders) is a work that has inspired debates for centuries, which reflects his thinking on a variety of logical and metaphysical issues.

MULLAH SADRAH ASFAR - 'The Transcendent Wisdom in the Four Intellectual Journeys' (English/Urdu) 
Hamid Reza Fazil
Starts Tuesday, 25th JUNE (12 sessions end 10th August) 
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays - 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Sadr al-Din Muhammad al-Shirazi (1571-1640) - Mulla Sadra - is one of the most important figures of post-Ibn Sina Islamic philosophy, and of the Safavid era, Iran. He went to Isfahan to complete his studies in transmitted and intellectual sciences (al-‘ulum al-naqliyyah) with Baha' al-Din Muhammad al-Amili (d. 1031/1622). In the field of intellectual sciences (al-‘ulum al-‘aqliyyah), Sadra studied with Sayyid Baqir Muhammad Astarabadi, known as Mir Damad (d. 1040/1631).      

 In his personal life, Sadra lived the life of an ascetic, and died in Basra on the way back from his seventh pilgrimage to Mecca on foot. In addition to producing ground-breaking works in traditional philosophy, Sadra also trained a number of notable students, among whom 'Abd al-Razzaq ibn al-Husayn al-Lahiji (d. 1662) and Mulla Muhsin Fayd Kashani (d. 1680) are the most important.

Sadra composed works both in the field of transmitted and intellectual sciences, and they span through the entire spectrum of traditional philosophy from cosmology and psychology to metaphysics and Qur’anic commentaries. His monumental 4-part, 9-volume al-Hikmat al-muta'aliyah fi'l-asfar al-'aqliyyah al-arba'ah (“The Transcendent Wisdom in the Four Intellectual Journeys”), known simply as Asfar, can be read as a classical encyclopedia of philosophy minus the section on logic.

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Falsafa Ashnai at Hastoneest Ibn al Arabi... by hast-o-neest


  1. Hi,Islamic philosophy is unique in the kind of points and issues with which it deals, the kind of issues it attempts to solve and the methods it utilizes as a part of order to solve them.Islamic philosophy concerned about such matters as the issue of unity and multiplicity,the relationship in the middle of God and the world, both of which had been subjects of heated controversies and discourses among the theologians for a long time.Thank you.
    Darshan Singh Successor