Ebrahim Moosa, Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, pages. Reviewed by Muhammad Hozien. Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination has 14 ratings and 3 reviews. Ebadur said : “ an observation that stems from my reading of classical Islamic text. Abu Hamid al-Ghaz&;l&;, a Muslim jurist-theologian and polymath who lived from the mid-eleventh to the early twelfth century in.

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Contents 1 Agonistics of the Self. Jalees Rehman rated it it was amazing Jan 29, View all 4 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? The second element is what Moosa calls the dihliz-ian space, a threshold space, a space that affords Ghazali an insider-outsider vantage point.

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This is a form of surrender to the hegemonic discursivity of modernity, even though Islamist proponents would claim to resist modernity by means of such actions. Hassan Hayastani rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Return to Book Page. The first element is poiesis and ethos. From Behind the Curtain: Such a creative and critical inheritance, he concludes, ought to be heeded by those who seek to cultivate Muslim intellectual traditions in today’s tumultuous world.


I still can’t grasp poeisis to clearly though Some interesting concepts so: Abdul Khafid Mastan rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When studying the ancients, I am struck the epistemic openness and the liberty with which many thinkers and authors energetically engaged with a wide variety of knowledge traditions.

At times the text is dense, and Moosa sometimes gets carried away. I found it challenging but I grew into it. Jordan marked it as to-read Apr 26, Knowledge of the Strangers. Lists with This Book.

Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination

Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Only in the realm of science and technology is knowledge of a non-Islamic provenance tolerated, since these are viewed as secular discourses. This book is good if only for that- to get an idea of the Muslim imagination and creatively employing it for the purposes of piety.

Samir rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Ghazali becomes the stranger located on the threshold of multiple discursive traditions. But he draws from a lot of sources massive bibliography of books I want to follow up on and its good to see some real analysis of Ghazali’s thought through combining Islamo-centric te Euro-centric viewopints.


Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa

Be poetivs first to ask a question about Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination. BookDB imaggination it as to-read Sep 15, Mohammad Adnan Reda marked it as to-read Dec 25, Knowledge related to religious discourse, such as ethics, law, theology, and philosophy, is quarantined from intercourse with ideas that have a non-Islamic genealogy. Hence, a good portion of early Muslim intellectuals were open to the spirit of knowledge, whether it came from Greek, Indian, Biblical, or other philosophical traditions.

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Justinlohr marked it as to-read Jan 01, Not even piety and personal responsibility were disjoined imaginatikn his dance with multiple discourses. Selected pages Page 4.

Muhammad rated it it was amazing Jun 20,