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Writings on Practice

William C. Chittick

in The Heart of Islamic Philosophy

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195139136
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834075 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195139135.003.0005
Writings on Practice

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Includes translations of a number of Bâbâ Afdal's works that stress the importance of engaging in the philosophical quest for the sake of perfecting one's soul, actualizing the intellect, achieving a sound moral character, and attaining salvation. Included are six essays, 60 quatrains and other poems, and six letters addressed to disciples. The letters represent rare instances in Islamic philosophical literature in which a philosopher demonstrates his concern for training his disciples in extremely personal terms.

Keywords: advice; correspondence; ethical; philosophical; quatrains; salvation; spiritual; teaching

Chapter.  21305 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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