Author: Kabir Helminski; Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad (introduction)
Publisher: The Book Foundation (February 1 2004)
Pages: 150 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
From the back of the book:
The book of language clarifies more than 200 key Islamic spiritual, philosophical, and metaphysical terms, from ahl, Allah, amanah, to will, worship, and witnessing. Its task is not only to elucidate Islamic concepts within a comprehensive model of the human soul and its spiritual faculties, but to develop a spiritual vocabulary in English as well. Islamic tradition offers profound and enlightening concepts that do not easily lend themselves to English translation, but are, nevertheless, of great value to psychology and religion, and the history of ideas.
Included is an essay by Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, entitled “Truth and Knowledge” which explores Islamic epistemology, or “what we can know and how we know it.”
Kabir Helminski, the author and translator of numerous works on Islamic spirituality, brings to this work more than thirty years of experience in translation of Islamic concepts. Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad is the author of The Sacred Origin of Sports and Culture. He was the cultural secretary to H.M. King Hussein of Jordan.
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