Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Pages: 322 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This is the only book to deal with classical Islamic cosmology as it was formulated by the Ikhwan al-Safa al Biruni and Ibn Sina during the tenth and seventh centuries. These figures influenced all the later centuries of Islamic history and in fact created a cosmological framework within which all later scientific activity in the Islamic world was carried out the enduring image of the cosmos within which Muslims have lived during the past millenium. Nasr writes from within the Islamic tradition and demonstrate how, based on the teaching of the Qura’n and the Prophet, the figures treated in this work integrated elements drawn from various ancient schools of philosophy and the science. This book is unique in its treatment of classical Islamic cosmology as seen from within the Islamic World view and provides a key for understanding traditional Islamic thought.