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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Be the first to ask a question about Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination. Atif Hussain added it Dec 03, Theodora marked it as to-read Jan 31, But then again, one can pick up that style too just from reading Ghazali Aasem Bakhshi marked it as to-read Apr 03, Such a creative imaginatjon critical inheritance, he concludes, ought to be heeded by those who seek to cultivate Muslim intellectual traditions in today’s thee world.

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Dil marked it as to-read Jan 28, Imaginatiln humanities and modern philosophical traditions intentionally overlook Muslim thought as a sustainable inspiration for knowledge; this is one form of marginalization. Journeys to the Other Shore: At times the text is dense, and Moosa sometimes gets carried away.

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He does so, as bricoleur, by means of a new narrative integrating thoughts from within multiple discursive traditions, namely philosophy, law, theology and spirituality. Lists with This Book.

Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination

I think this book is probably best for people studying the Islamic sciences but general readers poettics find plenty of ideas here that might be of value. Such a creative and critical inheritance, he concludes, ought to be heeded by those who seek to cultivate Muslim intellectual traditions in today’s tumultuous world. Selected pages Page 4. I still can’t grasp poeisis to clearly though Some interesting concepts so: Very important to read for any Muslim trying to find his way through the Word.

Matteen is currently reading it May 25, Mushtaq Ali marked it as to-read Jun 22, Ghazali becomes the stranger located on the threshold of multiple discursive traditions. First, it is not undertaken without the enduring companionship of a good current dictionary. In my reading it seems that the interrogation of knowledge is the more significant aspect in its production. But his basic thesis is that Ghazali became a seminal figure in the Islamic intellectual tradition because he was able to think on the threshold dihliz between multiple disciplines and modes of thought, which allowed him to synthesise these disciplines producing something new a bricoleour he says whilst also leaving his ideas open to dialogical development.


Furthermore, it is in embracing this estrangement and abandoning his prestigious professorship that Ghazali found the mystical dimension to subdue his worldliness and complement.

Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa

But that is as far as simplicity goes. Yasmin marked it as to-read Jan 02, Josiah marked it as to-read Feb 17, The prevalence of this condition has not only resulted in the atrophy of knowledge, but ghaaali process of knowledge production itself has suffocated. View all 4 comments. Mohsin marked it as to-read Mar 20, Moosa refers imaginahion the three elements as topoi plural for topos and he refers to Ghazali as a bricoleur, the one who creates using a diverse range of materials multiple discursive traditions.

More importantly, it is the epistemological fulcrum locating the balance of coherence and integration between discourses. Justinlohr marked it as to-read Jan 01, Open Preview See a Problem?

Only in the realm of science and technology is knowledge of a non-Islamic provenance tolerated, since these are viewed as secular discourses. This was my initially very favorite part of the book. This book is good if only for that- to get an idea qnd the Muslim imagination and creatively employing it for the purposes of piety.