Sufism and Deconstruction: A Comparative Study of Derrida and Ibn 'Arabi

Sufism and Deconstruction A Comparative Study of Derrida and Ibn Arabi Examinung a series of common features in the works of Derrida and the Sufism of Ibn Arabi considered to be one of the most influential figures in Islamic thought the author addresses the significant

  • Title: Sufism and Deconstruction: A Comparative Study of Derrida and Ibn 'Arabi
  • Author: Ian Almond
  • ISBN: 9780415320436
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Examinung a series of common features in the works of Derrida and the Sufism of Ibn Arabi, considered to be one of the most influential figures in Islamic thought, the author addresses the significant absence of attention on the relationship between Islam and Derrida Presenting a deconstructive perspective on Ibn Arabi, the book s features include the opposition to sExaminung a series of common features in the works of Derrida and the Sufism of Ibn Arabi, considered to be one of the most influential figures in Islamic thought, the author addresses the significant absence of attention on the relationship between Islam and Derrida Presenting a deconstructive perspective on Ibn Arabi, the book s features include the opposition to systematizing representations of God reality the text a re emphasis on the radical unthinkability of God and the text a common conception of rational thought as restrictive, commodifying and ultimately illusory and a subsequent appraisal of confusion as leading to a higher state of knowledge a positive belief in the infinate interpretability of the text a suspicion of represention and an awareness of its semantic futility, along with a common, welcoming affirmation of openness and errancy towards God and the text This book will be essential reading for advanced students and academics of Religious studies, Arabic and Islamic studies and those interested in the work of Derrida and Ibn Arabi.

    Sufism Existing in both Sunni and Shia Islam, Sufism is not a distinct sect, as is sometimes erroneously assumed, but a method of approaching or a way of understanding the religion, which strives to take the regular practice of the religion to the supererogatory level through simultaneously fulfilling Mysticism Mysticism is the practice of religious ecstasies religious experiences during alternate states of consciousness , together with whatever ideologies, ethics, rites, myths, legends, and magic may be related to them It may also refer to the attainment of insight in ultimate or hidden truths, and to human transformation supported by various practices and experiences.

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    1. A very survey overview of some potential parallels between Ibn 'Arabi and Derrida. The comparison proceeds by exploring common metaphorical usages--with chapters devoted to Ibn 'Arabi and Derrida's stance on confusion, infinity and the secret--and Almond argues their similarities emerge out of their shared suspicion of metaphysics and rationality. I have a lot of trouble understanding what it is that makes comparison possible and I would have liked to see how both thinkers might address this. Ho [...]

    2. First of all I have to say that I had no idea about Derrida before reading this book of Ian Almond but since I am focusing on Ibn Arabi and it is always fun to read comperative studies I decided to read this piece.The book briefly talks about something we can call as whole-possibility. The main term Ian Almond focuses from Derrida is "differance" while it is "Haqq" with Ibn Arabi. Though I respect author of this book, it seems that initally or not he interprets Ibn Arabi through Derrida. He seem [...]

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