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Nasir Khusraw, the Ruby of Badakhshan: A Portrait of the Persian Poet, Traveller and Philosopher

  title={Nasir Khusraw, the Ruby of Badakhshan: A Portrait of the Persian Poet, Traveller and Philosopher},
  author={Alice C. Hunsberger},
This is a comprehensive study of the life of Nasir-Khusraw, one of the foremost poets of the Persian language and a major Ismaili thinker and writer. Celebrated for a poetry that combines art with philosophy, trusted for the details of his travels throughout the Middle East, revered and criticized for his theological texts, he remains one of the most fascinating figures in Islamic history and literature. This volume also includes sections of his work. 

Ḥamīd al-Dīn Kirmānī on the Human Soul and Knowledge

After reviewing the historical, intellectual, and ideological fabric of the age of the Fatimid imam/caliph al-Ḥākim bi-Amr Allāh, the chapter explains the highlights of Kirmānī’s cosmology against

Islamic Philosophy A–Z

A unique introductory guide to the rich, complex and diverse tradition of Islamic philosophy. Islamic Philosophy A-Z comprises over a hundred concise entries, alphabetically ordered and

The Impact of Political Islam on Cultural Practices in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, during the Taliban Era

This thesis examines cultural ,Practices in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, in an era when its political rulers the Islamic State of Afghanistan under President Rabbani and military commanders of an

The Ismāʿīlīs and Their Traditions

  • F. Daftary
  • History
    Handbook of Islamic Sects and Movements
  • 2021
A major Shīʿī Muslim community, the Ismāʿīlīs have had a complex history dating back to the formative period of Islam. In the course of their history, the Ismāʿīlīs became subdivided into a number of

The significance of the ḥadīth of the position of Aaron for the formulation of the Shīʿī doctrine of authority1

  • G. Miskinzoda
  • History
    Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • 2015
Abstract From quite early on, the Shīʿa endeavoured to provide both historical and rational arguments for their central claim that ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (d. 40/661), the cousin and son-in-law of the

A Dream-Work: An Analysis of Nāṣer Ḵosrow’s Dream and Intellectual Transformation

Believing in dreams and dream interpretation is part of the human psyche and human culture across all societies. Prophets, pious men and women are believed to have had the special gift of

Al rihla and curriculum theory: A qualitative comparative study of contemporary and historical Muslim Travelers in search of knowledge

Al-Rihla and Curriculum Theory: A Qualitative Comparative Study of Contemporary and Historical Muslim Travelers in Search of Knowledge. (May 2011) Methal R. Mohammed, B.S., Baghdad University, B.A.,

Religious pluralism in Ismaili Muslim religious education : from difference to diversity

Three questions command even greater attention today, as over forty countries, including many Muslim-majority states, unite against Daesh (the so-called ‘Islamic State’): How do Muslims relate to the

Devotional music and healing in Badakhshan, Tajikistan: preventive and curative practices

This book discusses musical healing in discourse and culture, as well as the case of Iran, and discusses the role of technology in the healing process.