Classification of Knowledge in Islam
A Study in Islamic Schools of Epistemology
By: Osman Bakar
Foreword by: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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The views of classical Islamic thinkers ably analyzed by Dr. Bakar here speak very directly to the current debate on the Islamization of knowledge and in fact provide an absolutely necessary dimension without which talk of this subject cannot proceed much beyond mere chatter.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, From the Foreword
This is an interesting book and an accurate guide to three of the most significant thinkers in the Islamic world, namely, al-Farabi, al-Ghazali and Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi….this is a useful and intelligent treatment of an important topic.
Oliver Leaman, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
Altogether, this study constitutes a major contribution to the understanding of how the classification of knowledge fits into the traditional cosmological scheme as well as the role that classification played in giving coherence to the Muslim education system.
Idris Samavi Hamid, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin
…..à notre connaissance, c’est la première fois que l’on traite dans une langue européenne de la classification des sciences qui est sienne dans son Durrat al-tāğ li-ġurrat al-dībāğ.
Claude Gilliot, Studia Islamica
The author admirably shows the insights which study of knowledge classification can offer to our understanding of Islamic thought as a whole.
Paul L. Heck, Bibliotheca Orientalis