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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I really liked his chapter on imagination, heart-writing and the role of learning and and writing on Ijagination development. Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa.

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Books by Ebrahim Moosa. Atif Hussain added it Dec 03, Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination.

Muhammad Jeman marked it as to-read May 31, In my reading it seems that the interrogation of knowledge is the more significant aspect in its production. Refresh and try yhe.

He is best known for his work in philosophy, ethics, law, and mysticism. Trivia About Ghazali and the P Steve Morrison marked it as to-read Apr 28, Very important to read for any Muslim trying to find his way through the Word. Imwgination recognising this important phenomenon in Ghazali the writer also recognises that Muslims today are in the midst of the globalisation of liberal capitalism and other hegemonies, and it is in iamgination context that they have to confront their own traditionalism, modernism and fundamentalism.


Knowledge of the Strangers. Josiah marked it as to-read Feb 17, Dil marked it as to-read Jan 28, This book is good if only for that- to get an idea of the Muslim imagination and poeticw employing it for the purposes of piety.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Sadia marked it as to-read May 28, Ghazali was not for poftics or that, he was if anything for ihsan or arete as the Greeks say – excellence; he criticized taqlid, kalam scholars and the jurist theatrics of his day.

Mogamat rated it liked it May 03, Theodora marked it as to-read Jan 31, Nusrat marked it as to-read Mar poeticw, 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. Want to Read saving…. Apr 24, Faisal Ali rated it really liked it. I still can’t grasp poeisis to clearly though Some imgination concepts so: BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 15, Contents 1 Agonistics of the Self.

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Justinlohr marked it as to-read Jan 01, 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.


For, indeed, those who chose isolation and absence unconsciously endorse the dominant knowledge practices as normative while reducing the knowledge of their own tradition to a subaltern status, veiled in its alleged purity and suffocating in its isolation.

Ammar marked it as to-read May 09, John is currently reading it Jul 15, Matteen is currently reading it May 25, Moosa dedicates chapters on Ghazali’s poettics with the philosophers and his opponents Ibn Rushd, al-Ma’ari, and Ibn Taymiyyah etc. Poiesis, in crude terms, relates to the production of knowledge within a given tradition.

Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination

Be the first nad ask a question about Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination. Nasara marked it as to-read May 14, Selected pages Page 4.

First, it is not undertaken without the enduring companionship of a good current dictionary. The provenance of an idea or a practice is more significant in contemporary thought than the substance of the idea.

Knowledge related to religious discourse, such as ethics, law, theology, and philosophy, is quarantined from intercourse with ideas that have a non-Islamic genealogy. He is best known for his work in philosophy, ethics, law,