I will cry out to Allah in the prayer of intercession: "My community, O Lord! My people, O Lord! All humanity, O Lord!"
Allah Most High will respond: O beloved Muhammad, among the Gates of Paradise, bring those of your people whose lives have been fully clarified through the Gate of the Right Hand. They will also be empowered to enter all the other beautiful Gates of Paradise with all the other blessed souls.
(Transmitted by Abu Hurayra)
'Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present: Philosophy in the Land of Prophecy'
By Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Author)
Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present offers a comprehensive overview of Islamic philosophy from the ninth century to the present day. As Seyyed Hossein Nasr attests, within this tradition, philosophizing is done in a world in which prophecy is the central reality of life—a reality related not only to the realms of action and ethics but also to the realm of knowledge. Comparisons with Jewish and Christian philosophies highlight the relation between reason and revelation, that is, philosophy and religion.
Nasr presents Islamic philosophy in relation to the Islamic tradition as a whole, but always treats this philosophy as philosophy, not simply as intellectual history. In addition to chapters dealing with the general historical development of Islamic philosophy, several chapters are devoted to later and mostly unknown philosophers. The work also pays particular attention to the Persian tradition.
Nasr stresses that the Islamic tradition is a living tradition with significance for the contemporary Islamic world and its relationship with the West. In providing this seminal introduction to a tradition little-understood in the West, Nasr also shows readers that Islamic philosophy has much to offer the contemporary world as a whole.