File Name: islam religion history and civilization seyyed hossein nasr .zip
The history of Islam concerns the political, social, economic and cultural developments of Islamic civilization.
Yet the part about the geographical history of Islam as well as Islamic civilization was brief, informative and can be considered a basic synopsis to the history of Islam as a civilization. Also, the part reciting the history of Shiites was very informative as well as the one concerning Sufism. Excellent Introduction to Islam. Published by Thriftbooks. Islam: Religion, History and Civilization is an excellent, up-to-date, easy to read and comprehend overall introduction to the complex subject that is Islam. Hats off to Seyyed Hossein Nasr for writing an easy introduction for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The Islamic Civilization is today and was in the past an amalgam of a wide variety of cultur
Seyyed Hossein Nasr b. Nasr was born in in Tehran, Iran, eight years into the reign of the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, Reza Shah, whose policies were designed largely to bring Iran into the modern world. Both sides of the family had produced scholars and Sufis going back for generations. Seyyed Valiallah was trained as a physician and became the chief administrator of the ministry of education from the end of the Qajar period well into Pahlavi times. He was deeply involved in the transformation of the educational system along modern lines. By the age of ten Nasr had met the most important scholars of the day and listened to the debates that often took place in his home. His readings in intellectual matters, including Western philosophy, began at around this age.
The present study, based on the published works of these two thinkers with the method of comparative study, seeks to compare their views on the causes of the decline of Islamic-Iranian civilization and ways out of it. The findings show that they have divided the degenerative factors into two categories: internal and external. They share in introducing elements such as authoritarian rule and colonialism as factors of degeneration, but in some cases they also have differences. In the section on internal factors, Shahid Motahari emphasizes on factors such as distorting the teachings of Islam, harmful support of religion, etc. In the section on external factors, Shahid Motahari mentions the role of non-Muslims, domination and political colonization, but Nasr mentions the influence of Western science and technology and cultural damage in the light of globalization.
Contents Epigraph vi Introduction vii 1. Islam and the Islamic World 1. Islam as religion
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