Avicenna's Allegory on the Soul: An Ismaili Interpretation

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The Persian philosopher Ibn Sina (d. 1037), known in Europe as Avicenna, was arguably the greatest master of Aristotelian thought in the Muslim world. The symbolical Poem on the Soul (Qasidat al-nafs), which portrays all earthly human souls as in temporary exile from heaven, is traditionally attributed to Avicenna, and was received with enthusiasm by its commentators. A highly significant commentary on the Qasida was written by ?Ali b. Muhammad b. al-Walid (d. 1215 CE), a major early representative of the Tayyibi Ismaili ...

Avicenna's Allegory on the Soul: An Ismaili Interpretation 2015, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781784530884

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