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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 Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary

An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic...

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

Seyyed Hossein Nasr speaks on Islamic philosophy.

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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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Sufi Essays

The author combines his research into Sufi doctrine and history with a rich account of the spiritual and metaphysical significance of Sufism as a living tradition.

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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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Conversations w/Great Minds P1 - Dr. Nasr - The Difference between Shia & Sunni

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University / Nasr Foundation joins Thom Hartmann. Islam - the world's second-biggest religion - is as diverse as the almost 1 point 6 billion people that comprise it. So why do so many Americans only see it as a vehicle for extremism and terrorism?

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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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Muhammad: Man of God

This short study of the life of the Blessed Prophet of Islam, for high school and above, is neither a new historical analysis nor yet another purely devotional sketch of the earthly career of God's last prophet.

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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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