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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Mira marked it as to-read Jul 23, Moosa poses the challenge of courageous thinking within Muslim discursive traditions today. The chapter on liminality and exile is important- not very often, you hear Muslims talking about iimagination and talking of searching for one’s soul.

This position is pre-eminent for dialogical thinking and critical enquiry of particularly established positions and ossified assumptions.

Sohaib rated it imaignation it Nov 10, I had recently read that in Al He is best known for his work in philosophy, ethics, law, and mysticism. Want to Read saving…. Learning the movements of your own heart, and constantly finding new ways to refine your soul, is the life-mission and fruit of a Muslim.

Refresh and try again. I admit I skipped the chapter that went into his relation with Mutazili an Asharism- wayyy too boring if you ask me and so overdone!

Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa

Aisha added it May 18, My library Help Advanced Book Search. He is best known for his work in philosophy, ethics, law, and mysticism.


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.

Sadia marked it as to-read May 28, No trivia or quizzes yet. In my reading it seems that the interrogation of knowledge is the more significant aspect in its production. Be the first to ask a question about Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination.

Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is good if only for that- to get an idea of the Muslim imagination and creatively employing it for the purposes of piety. Josiah marked it as to-read Feb 17, Dil marked it as to-read Jan 28, Trivia About Ghazali and the P Mushtaq Ali marked it as to-read Jun 22, Ghazali becomes the stranger located on the threshold of multiple discursive traditions.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ian O added it Oct 26, Such a creative and critical inheritance, he concludes, ought to be heeded by those who seek imaginafion cultivate Muslim intellectual traditions in today’s tumultuous world.

Selected pages Page 4. Yassir Morsi rated it really liked it Dec 26, Jalees Rehman rated it it was amazing Jan 29, Jan 23, Umar rated it really liked it. Account Options Sign in. Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa. Books by Ebrahim Moosa. Western humanities and modern philosophical traditions intentionally overlook Muslim thought as a sustainable inspiration for knowledge; this is one form of marginalization.


More importantly, it is the epistemological fulcrum locating the balance of coherence and integration between discourses. 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. Nasara marked it as to-read May 14, Very important to read for any Muslim trying to find his way through the Word. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Matteen is currently reading it May 25, Muhammad Jeman marked it as to-read May 31, But then again, one can pick up that style too just from reading Ghazali Contents 1 Agonistics of the Self.

Return to Book Page. 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.

Engaging with Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination is not a simple matter. Not even piety and personal responsibility were disjoined from his dance with multiple discourses.

Atif Hussain added it Dec 03, Jordan marked it as to-read Apr 26, The prevalence of this condition has not only resulted in the atrophy of knowledge, but the process of knowledge production itself has suffocated.