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Seyyed Hossein Nasr



Seyyed Hossein Nasr, PhD, is an Iranian scholar, author, philosopher, and educator of Islamic sciences and traditions. He works from the vantage point of perennial philosophy (metaphysics) and orthodox religious traditions from around the world.

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The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition

The headlines are filled with the politics of Islam, but there is another side to the world’s fastest-growing religion. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam.

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Religion, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Sufism and Art--An Introduction (Part 1) by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

This lecture by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, where he delivered the first part of a two part introduction to the essence of perennial philosophy as embedded within the Islamic Tradition, was the keynote address to the two-day event: Intellectuality and Spirituality in the Islamic Tradition--A Prelude to...

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Ideals and Realities of Islam

This is the first of very few English books to treat Islam from its own point of view, from within the tradition. It is written for the Western reader interested in Islam, and also for the Western-educated Muslim.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIn the traditional Islamic world, the hierarchy of the arts was not based on whether they were ‘fine’ or ‘industrial’ or ‘minor.’ It was based upon the effect of art on the soul of the human being.

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Rūmī and the Sufi Tradition

Like a majestic peak that dominates the countryside around it near and far, the figure of Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, that supreme Sufi poet of the Persian language, dominates the whole of the later Sufi tradition in the eastern lands of Islam.

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RISTalks: Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr - "Philosophy Matters" at RIS 2012

Seyyed Hossein Nasr speaks on Islamic philosophy.

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Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization

In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth: •What Is Islam? •The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam •Islamic Practices and Institutions •The History of Islam •Schools of Islamic Thought •Islam in the...

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe compartmentalization of knowledge, which is one of the characteristics of the mental and intellectual scene of the modern world, is not only reflected in modern education but is also caused by it.

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Modern Islam and Science: An Article by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

In “Islam and Science,” an article written for the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science, Nasr attempts to give a broad overview of the relationship of Islam to modern science and technology. He makes some key points regarding to criticism of Western science from an Islamic point a view.

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Happiness and the Pursuit of Happiness - The Islamic Perspective

Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr offers an academic address on the meaning and measure of happiness in the Islamic tradition followed by a panel discussion with Vincent Cornell and Scott Kugle.

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