• Islamic Philosophy: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Majid Fakhry
  • Narrated by: Raad Rawi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-06-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (6 ratings)

Editor reviews

Majid Fakhry condenses centuries of thought surrounding philosophy and its role within Islam in this illuminating collection, a must-listen for beginners hoping to learn more about the religion. Fakhry explores the introduction of Greek philosophy into Islam around the eighth century, highlights important texts and figures in the movement, discusses the controversies surrounding philosophical thought amongst Muslims, and shows what role it has within modern Islam. Fakhry provides brilliant insight, delivered with an authoritative tone by Raad Rawi, who has a professorial air. Rawi's voice is also melodious and fluid throughout, making this comprehensive introduction a marvelous listen.
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A comprehensive examination of the struggle to reconcile philosophy and Islam.
From the introduction of Greek Philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century, right through to modern times, Majid Fakhry charts the evolution and interaction of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in the Islamic context. Highlighting key individuals, movements, concepts, and writings, Fakhry also explores the conflicts and controversies between anti- and pro-philosophical parties that have characterised the development of Islamic thought.
©1997 Majid Fakhry (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 13-06-14

Really good introduction for a beginner.

I really enjoyed this work, though I found getting your head around and remembering all the names difficult in an audio book! I had to Google a lot of them when I got to work just to help the names stick in my head! As an introduction I really enjoyed this and it was helpful in contextualising the interplay between Western and Islamic philosophy too. I'd recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cressida on 08-01-14

Beautifully written, nicely narrated, dense

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I highly recommend this audiobook. It's intelligent, well organized, relatively easy to follow, although some passages are very complex and require serious concentration or following along with the actual book. This audiobook is written by Majid Fakhry who is an internationally recognized scholar in Islamic philosophy. Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By A Reader on 10-06-16

Great narrarter

The book is insightful and exhaustive, covers all Islamic philosophers that appeared anywhere in the Muslim world. While text is interesting, it was made more accessible by the powerful and precise narration.

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