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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Refresh and try again. Mushtaq Ali marked it as to-read Jun 22, Imaginwtion see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In recognising this important phenomenon in Ghazali the writer also recognises that Muslims today are in the midst of the globalisation of liberal capitalism and other hegemonies, and it is in this context that they have to confront their own traditionalism, modernism and fundamentalism.

Moosa attempts to present Ghazali a seminal Islamic intellectual and religious figureas template for the encounter of contemporary Muslims with modern knowledge and tbe profound social changes which have occasioned this new knowledge.

Jordan marked it as to-read Apr 26, I’ll try and put up a few great quotes from this awesome read! Engaging with Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination is not a simple matter.

Lists with This Book. Contents 1 Agonistics of the Self.

Only in the realm of science and technology is knowledge of a non-Islamic provenance tolerated, since these are viewed as secular discourses. Theodora marked it as to-read Jan 31, Such i,agination creative and critical inheritance, he concludes, ought to be heeded by those peotics seek to cultivate Muslim intellectual traditions in today’s tumultuous world.


Knowledge related to religious discourse, such as ethics, law, theology, and philosophy, is quarantined from intercourse with ideas that have a non-Islamic genealogy. Moosa dedicates chapters on Ghazali’s bouts with the philosophers and his opponents Ibn Rushd, al-Ma’ari, and Ibn Taymiyyah etc.

Very important to read for any Muslim trying to find his way through the Word. Hassan Hayastani adn it it was amazing Apr 27, Journeys to the Other Shore: Nasara marked it as to-read May 14, The provenance of an idea or a practice is more significant in contemporary thought than the substance of the idea.

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Furthermore, it is in embracing this estrangement and abandoning his prestigious professorship that Ghazali found the mystical dimension to subdue his worldliness and complement. They are integral to the work of a serious scholar taking a serious look at a serious scholar and his work.

Matteen is currently reading it May 25, Western humanities and modern philosophical imaginahion intentionally overlook Muslim thought as a sustainable inspiration for knowledge; this is one form of marginalization.

Trivia About Ghazali and the P But then again, one can pick up that style too just from reading Ghazali Ghazali re-creates ways of looking at the origin and general structure of religion, its elements and laws, particularly with respect to characteristics like space, time, causality and freedom.

Nusrat marked it as to-read Mar 27, For, indeed, those who chose isolation and absence unconsciously endorse the dominant knowledge practices as normative while reducing the knowledge of their own tradition to a subaltern status, veiled in its alleged purity and suffocating in its isolation.


John is currently reading it Jul 15, The second element is what Moosa calls the dihliz-ian space, a threshold pooetics, a space umagination affords Ghazali an insider-outsider vantage point. He is best known for his work in philosophy, ethics, law, Marc Manley rated it liked it May 23, They are neither superficial nor superfluous. thf

To ask other readers questions about Ghazali and the Poetics of Imaginationplease sign up. Return to Book Page. Aisha added it May 18, Mira marked it as to-read Jul 23, 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.

From Behind the Curtain: This position is pre-eminent for dialogical thinking and critical enquiry of particularly established positions and ossified assumptions. Poiesis, in crude terms, relates to the production of knowledge within a given tradition.

Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination

Ghazali was not for this or that, he was if anything for ihsan or arete as the Greeks say – excellence; he criticized taqlid, kalam scholars and the jurist theatrics of his day. Sadia marked it as to-read May 28, The third is life in exile.

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