Moslem Schisms and Sects (Al-Fark Bain Al-Firak), Vol. 1: Being the History of the Various Philosophic Systems Developed in Islam (Classic Reprint)

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The translation of a work from one language into another is always a job more or less thankless. It is difficult to satisfy the masters at each end of the line. This is the case particularly when the languages are as distant philologically one from the other as is English and Arabic. The translator desires to reach lucidity of statement; at the same time he wishes to reproduce his author's words with as felicitous precision as is possible. Between these two ideals he may fail to adjust himself with that nicety that reveals the master hand.

It is not for me to judge in how far Mrs. Seelye has steered clear of the rocks in her path; yet I venture to say that her translation gives a very fair picture of the original. The subject which was the theme of al-Baghdadi - the Conformity or the non-Conformity of Mohammedan religious and philosophic sectaries - is an abstruse one at best. But it has its especial interest. The history of Mohammedan thought, as the theories of the Greek metaphysicians are embroidered on to the dogmas of Islam - is of sufficient interest to the general student of the world's intellectual effort to warrant the attempt to do for al-Baghdadi what has already been done for the two other scholars of his age, Ibn Hazm and al-Sharastani and to render his work accessible to the student who cannot read him in his Arabic original.

In putting out this first part of al-Baghdadi's Compendium, it ought to be remembered that the text as published in 1910 by Muhammad Badr is not in prime condition.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Moslem Schisms and Sects (Al-Fark Bain Al-Firak), Vol. 1: Being the History of the Various Philosophic Systems Developed in Islam The authenticity of this tradition has been attacked, and it has been observed that if by the 72 sects are meant as many divergencies of the fundamental dogmas of religion, there are not as many existing; but if, on the contrary, it is a question of secondary teachings (derived from these fun damental doctrines). There are more than twice as many. Besides, some are to be found giving quite the Opposite of the text which is generally admitted: that all the sects will go to paradise, one only to hell. M afdtih azl-ghaib [keys of the riwsterious world], vol. Vi, p. 193. Some others who disregard the tradition go to the other extreme. Mak rizi, for instance, claims that the Rafidiyah are divided into 300 sects. Ibn - Hazm holds that many of these sects arose as followers of false prophets, clever politicians and mystics. As an example of the cleverness of some of the leaders, he mentions abu-mughith al-husain al-iiallaj,3 who appeared to his companions as God, to the princes as a Shiite, and to the people as a pious Sfifi. In this connection it is interesting to note how often the leader of a new sect is a mania or freed slave. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # AAV9781330256190

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