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Mullā Ṣadrā

(1571—1640)


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(1571–1641)

Muslim philosopher who still maintains sovereign status as a spiritual leader for the Islamic East. Born in Shiraz, Mulla Sadra developed a unification of Sufi mystical or illuminationist traditions in Islam with Neoplatonic influences: his main precursor was Ibn Arabi. His ‘metaphilosophy’ is as much a spiritual exercise or route to salvation as a body of doctrine. The principal work is the Al-Asfar al-arbaa, trs. as The Four Journeys.

Subjects: Religion.


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