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An Interpretation of the Qur'an - English Translation of the Meanings (Paperback): Majid Fakhry An Interpretation of the Qur'an - English Translation of the Meanings (Paperback)
Majid Fakhry
R983 Discovery Miles 9 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The dual column format allows readers to make careful verse-by-verse comparisons between languages. --Islamic Horizons This translation] succeeds in expressing the meaning of the original Arabic in simple, readable English. --Publishers Weekly To followers of Islam, the Qur'an is the literal word of God, revealed through Muhammad, the last of the line of prophets, containing all that is necessary to lead a life of righteousness. This new bilingual edition, approved by Al-Azhar University, the chief center of Islamic and Arabic learning in the world, offers a comprehensive and accurate rendering of the Qur'an into modern English. The clear, rigorous translation, one of the only English translations available by a native Arabic speaker, is laid out here in dual column format directly opposing the Arabic text to allow the reader to make careful verse by verse comparisons. - approved by Al-Azhar University, Cairo - easy-to-read translation into modern English - index of surahs (chapters) - English and Arabic headers - verse numbers within text in English and Arabic - explanatory footnotes in English

A History of Islamic Philosophy (Paperback, third edition): Majid Fakhry A History of Islamic Philosophy (Paperback, third edition)
Majid Fakhry
R907 R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Save R110 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fakhry discusses Islamic thought and its effect on the cultural aspects of Muslim life. In the final chapters, he examines the rise of pan-Islamism and the many currents it has generated in the last two centuries, including secularism and fundamentalism, which are still pitted against each other throughout the Muslim world. He shows how Islamic philosophy has followed from the earliest times a distinctive line of development, which gives it the unity and continuity that are the marks of the great intellectual movements of history. Many of the discussed texts have not been translated into English; the book includes Majid Fakhry's masterful translations of these excerpts as well as updates throughout in light of current events and recent Islamic scholarship.

A History of Islamic Philosophy (Hardcover, third edition): Majid Fakhry A History of Islamic Philosophy (Hardcover, third edition)
Majid Fakhry
R2,324 R2,115 Discovery Miles 21 150 Save R209 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When this book first appeared in 1970, it was recognized as the first comprehensive survey of Islamic philosophy from the seventh century to the present in any language. Today, it continues to wield considerable influence in the field and has been translated into several languages, including French, Persian, Turkish, Indonesian, and Chinese. The Qur'an is the pivot around which Islamic life and thought turn, and thus the first generation of Islamic scholars were concerned with commentaries on it. As the Islamic world began to confront paganism and Christianity, scholastic theology, known in Arabic as Kalam, arose as a direct byproduct of interaction with Greek philosophy and Christian theology. This gave rise in time to the great traditions of legalism, rationalism, and mysticism. Muslim life. In the final chapters, he examines the rise of pan-Islamism and the many currents it has generated in the last two centuries, including secularism and fundamentalism, which are still pitted against each other throughout the Muslim world. He shows how Islamic philosophy has followed from the earliest times a distinctive line of development, which gives it the unity and continuity that are the marks of the great intellectual movements of history. Many of the discussed texts have not been translated into English; the book includes Majid Fakhry's masterful translations of these excerpts as well as updates throughout in light of current events and recent Islamic scholarship.

Islamic Philosophy - A Beginner's Guide (Paperback): Majid Fakhry Islamic Philosophy - A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)
Majid Fakhry
R259 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the introduction of Greek Philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century, right through to modern times, Majid Fakhry charts the evolution and interaction of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in the Islamic context. Highlighting key individuals, movements, concepts and writings, Fakhry also explores the conflicts and controversies between anti- and pro-philosophical parties that have characterised the development of Islamic thought. The book also features coverage of: the translation of ancient texts and their transmission to the Muslim world; the development of a systematic philosophy in Islam; theology, mysticism and the development of Sufism; Islam's interaction with western philosophy and theology; contemporary trends.

The Historical Encounter of Civilizations: Islam, Christianity and the West (Hardcover): Majid Fakhry The Historical Encounter of Civilizations: Islam, Christianity and the West (Hardcover)
Majid Fakhry
R3,636 Discovery Miles 36 360 Out of stock

This book provides an introduction to the cultural and intellectual exchanges and conflicts between Islam and Christianity since the seventh century. The purpose of this study is to illustrate the rich history of active cultural contact between Islam and Christianity in Europe and the Middle East, despite periods of conflict since the Arab Conquest of Byzantium. The book highlights the positive traditions of cultural and political partnership that resulted in the exchange of vital religious and philosophical ideas and values. Such partnerships not only introduced the Arabs to the great monuments of Greek philosophy, science and medicine, but also ensured the cultural recurrence of Greek culture, culminating in the Latin Renaissance of the fourteenth and fifteenth century.

Islamic Philosophy (MP3 format, CD): Majid Fakhry Islamic Philosophy (MP3 format, CD)
Majid Fakhry; Read by Raad Rawi
R204 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R13 (6%) Out of stock
The Qur'an - A Modern English Version (Paperback): Majid Fakhry The Qur'an - A Modern English Version (Paperback)
Majid Fakhry
R493 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R56 (11%) Out of stock

This comprehensive and accurate rendering of the Qur'an into modern English will introduce this supremely important book to a much wider audience than ever before. The clear, rigorous translation makes it accessible, often for the first time, to students, teachers of religious studies, non-Arab Muslims and all who are interested in Islam. To followers of Islam, the Qur'an is the literal word of God, revealed through Muhammad, the last of the line of prophets. It is the expression of the will of God and contains all that is necessary to lead a life of righteousness. This message is expressed in the Arabic language with such formidable force that over the last fourteen centuries it has been revered by Muslims all over the world. Islam now has a billion followers in forty-eight countries and has become a significant force in the world today; a better understanding of the Qur'an will explain why.

The Historical Encounter of Civilizations: Islam, Christianity and the West (Paperback): Majid Fakhry The Historical Encounter of Civilizations: Islam, Christianity and the West (Paperback)
Majid Fakhry
R822 Discovery Miles 8 220 Out of stock

This book provides an introduction to the cultural and intellectual exchanges and conflicts between Islam and Christianity since the seventh century. The purpose of this study is to illustrate the rich history of active cultural contact between Islam and Christianity in Europe and the Middle East, despite periods of conflict since the Arab Conquest of Byzantium. The book highlights the positive traditions of cultural and political partnership that resulted in the exchange of vital religious and philosophical ideas and values. Such partnerships not only introduced the Arabs to the great monuments of Greek philosophy, science and medicine, but also ensured the cultural recurrence of Greek culture, culminating in the Latin Renaissance of the fourteenth and fifteenth century.

Islamic Occasionalism - and its critique by Averroes and Aquinas (Hardcover): Majid Fakhry Islamic Occasionalism - and its critique by Averroes and Aquinas (Hardcover)
Majid Fakhry
R4,764 Discovery Miles 47 640 Out of stock

Originally published in 1958. Occasionalism is generally associated in the history of philosophy with the name of Malebranche . But long before this time, the Muslim Theologians of the ninth and tenth centuries had developed an occasionalist metaphysics of atoms and accidents. Arguing that a number of distinctively Islamic concepts such as fatalism and the surrender of personal endeavour cannot be fully understood except in the perspective of the occasionalist world view of Islam, the volume also discusses the attacks on Occasionalism made by Averroes and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Al-Farabi, Founder of Islamic Neoplatonism - His Life, Works and Influence (Paperback): Majid Fakhry Al-Farabi, Founder of Islamic Neoplatonism - His Life, Works and Influence (Paperback)
Majid Fakhry
R460 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R92 (20%) Out of stock

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to Al-Farabi, the first Islamic philosopher to translate the work of Plato and Aristotle. Written by leading scholar Majid Fakhry, the book documents the philosopher's life, writings and achievements. Outlining Al-Farabi's impact on the world of philosophy, his views on human reason and the nature of God, this is a definitive guide to a much-neglected figure.

Averroes - His Life, Work and Influence (Paperback): Majid Fakhry Averroes - His Life, Work and Influence (Paperback)
Majid Fakhry
R390 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R78 (20%) Out of stock

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the life, times, and achievements of Averroes, a twelfth-century Muslim philosopher whose ideas were so controversial that his books were burnt not once, but twice. A fascinating introduction that covers all the key issues and underlines the importance of Islamic philosophy as a vital ingredient in contemporary Western culture.

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