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By Reza Pourjavady, Sabine Schmidtke

ISBN-10: 9004151397

ISBN-13: 9789004151390

For a very long time, the research of the existence and paintings of the Jewish philosopher 'Izz al-Dawla Ibn Kammna' (683/1284) remained restricted to a truly small variety of texts. curiosity in Ibn Kammna' within the Western Christian global dates again to the seventeenth century, while Barthelemy Herbelot (1624-1695) integrated details on of Ibn Kammna's works - his exam of the 3 faiths (Tanq' al-abth' li-l-milal al-thalt'), i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and his remark on Avicennas al-Ishrt' wa l-tanbht' - in his Bibliotheque orientale. next generations of Western students have been excited about Ibn Kammna's Tanq'al-abth', while his popularity within the jap lands of Islam was once dependent completely on his philosophical writings. those contain a remark at the Kitb'al-Talwt' by means of the founding father of Illumationist philosophy, Shihb' al-Dn'al-Suhraward' (587/1191) and diverse self reliant works on philosophy and good judgment. due to the fact that many of the manuscripts of Ibn Kammna's philosophical writings can be found within the private and non-private libraries of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, they have been (and are) out of achieve for almost all of Western students. the amount provides an in depth account of the on hand info of Ibn Kammna's biography, presents an summary of his philosophical concept and reports intimately the reception of his concept and his writings between later Muslim and Jewish philosophers. a list of his whole oeuvre offers specified info at the extant manuscripts. the quantity moreover comprises variants of 9 of his writings.

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For a very long time, the examine of the lifestyles and paintings of the Jewish philosopher 'Izz al-Dawla Ibn Kammna' (683/1284) remained restricted to a really small variety of texts. curiosity in Ibn Kammna' within the Western Christian international dates again to the seventeenth century, while Barthelemy Herbelot (1624-1695) integrated info on of Ibn Kammna's works - his exam of the 3 faiths (Tanq' al-abth' li-l-milal al-thalt'), i.

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100 onwards, the codex is also foliated, p. 100 being f. 17a], 19 lines to a page, 24,5 × 15,5 cm; it contains the following items: (1) Fragment from an unidentified work, apparently on philosophy (p. 1); (2) Fragment from an unidentified philosophical work (p. 2); (3) Ibn KammÖna: KalimÊt wajÒza (pp. 3–40); (4) Majlis-i maktÖb-i KhwÊrazm by ShahrastÊnÒ (pp. 40:5–69); (5) Ibn KammÖna: TanqҘ al-ab˜Êth (pp. 69–178); (6) Samawxal al-MaghribÒ: If˜Êm alyahÖd (pp. 178–199:16); (7) Nuskhat masxala waradat {alÊ Samawxal min ba{Ó al-zanÊdiqa al-mutafalsifa (pp.

18 CHAPTER ONE a ShÒ{Ò scholar of Æilla and Najaf,86 and a copy of his commentary on the TalwҘÊt, completed on 5 RabÒ{ II 762/12 February 1361 by Æasan b. Mu˜ammad b. Æasan b. al-Mu¢ahhar, apparently a grandson of the {AllÊma al-ÆillÒ (d. 87 Again according to the ÆawÊdith, Ibn KammÖna died in Æilla a short while after his arrival. , some four years before his death, his loyalty to Judaism is beyond doubt, whereas his critical attitude towards Islam is equally clear. Particularly telling is the following passage towards the end of his chapter on Islam: Thus it becomes clear that there is no proof that Muhammad attained perfection and the ability to perfect others as claimed, nor that anything mentioned on this point has been proved at all—for example, the allegation that the world turned from falsehood to truth, from lie to veracity, from darkness to light, and so on.

15. Jahrhunderts. Die Gedankenwelten des Ibn AbÒ umhÖr al-A˜sÊxÒ (um 838/1434–35—nach 906/ 1501). Leiden 2000, p. 46. 164 Qu¢b al-DÒn al-RÊzÒ: “al-RisÊla al-ma{mÖla fÒ l-taÉawwur wa-l-taÉdÒq,” pp. 116:9ff, taken from Ibn KammÖna: Shar˜ al-TalwҘÊt. Ed. MÖsawÒ, pp. 9:5–10:15. Qu¢b al-DÒn al-RÊzÒ introduces the quote with the words: qÊla shÊri˜ al-TalwҘÊt. 165 Shams al-DÒn Mu˜ammad Ibn MubÊrakshÊh al-BukhÊrÒ (d. 167 In the 9th/15th century, JalÊl al-DÒn Mu˜ammad al-DawÊnÒ (d. 169 Ibn KammÖna had dealt with this issue first in his Ma¢Êlib, completed in Sha{bÊn 657/ July-August 1259.

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