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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But he draws from a lot of source Moosa seemed to me to be pretentious and showy at first- dry and terse, but as I kept reading I am grateful we have thinkers such as him.
Account Options Sign in. Contents 1 Agonistics of the Self.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page. Ammar marked it as to-read May 09, Dil marked it as to-read Jan 28, Only in the realm of science and technology is knowledge of a non-Islamic provenance tolerated, since these are viewed as secular discourses.
To ask other readers questions about Ghazali and the Poetics of Imaginationplease sign up. This position is pre-eminent for dialogical thinking and critical enquiry of particularly established positions and ossified assumptions. Some strains of thought did resist this intellectual orientation, but they were hardly successful in dampening it. I started to read this book because I had a decidedly distasteful attitude towards Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali and I decided that perhaps I was not giving the man a fair shake.
Melinda Pelham rated it really liked it Dec 18, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They did so without allowing the provenance of knowledge be a decisive veto factor.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. From Behind the Curtain: I had recently read that in Al But his basic thesis is that Ghazali became a seminal figure in the Islamic intellectual tradition because he was able t So overall I was impressed by both the scope and the content of the book. Yassir Morsi rated it really liked it Dec 26, When he gets to the discuss of ta’bir oneiromancy or dream interpretation in Islam you begin to finally get a grasp on dissecting Ghazali’s imagination.
The first element is poiesis and ethos. This was my initially very favorite part of the book. Knowledge of the Strangers.
Moosa poses the challenge of courageous thinking within Muslim discursive traditions today. 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 imaginatiion traditions. Mohsin marked it as to-read Mar 20, At times the text is dense, and Moosa sometimes gets carried away.
Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination
Paperbackpages. Open Preview See a Problem? For, indeed, petics who chose isolation and absence unconsciously endorse the dominant knowledge practices as normative while reducing the pletics of their own tradition to a subaltern status, veiled in its alleged purity and suffocating in its isolation. The second element is what Moosa calls the dihliz-ian space, a threshold space, a space that affords Ghazali an insider-outsider vantage point.
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Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa
Sohaib rated it liked it Nov 10, Engaging with Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination is not a simple matter. First, it is not undertaken without the enduring companionship of a good current dictionary. Justinlohr marked it as to-read Jan 01, Hassan Hayastani rated it it was amazing Apr 27, BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 15, John is currently reading it Jul 15, Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Khalid rated it liked it Dec 07, Muhammad Jeman marked it as to-read May 31, Steve Morrison marked it as to-read Apr 28, Mira marked it as to-read Jul 23, Trivia About Ghazali and the P Sadia marked it as to-read May 28, Very important to read for any Muslim trying to find his way through the Word.
The chapter on liminality and exile is important- not very often, you hear Muslims talking about exile and talking of searching for one’s soul. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aasem Bakhshi marked it as to-read Apr 03, This picture contrasts radically with many strains of contemporary Muslim intellectual thought, especially religious discourse. Moosa seemed to me to be pretentious and showy at first- dry and terse, but as I kept reading I am grateful we have thinkers such as him.
This is a form of surrender to the hegemonic discursivity of modernity, even though Islamist proponents would claim to resist modernity by means of such actions. Samir rated it it was amazing Jun 14, This symptomatic response, of course, is partly explicable in the light of the harsh aftermath of colonialism and the consequent loss of self-confidence among Muslim societies….