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Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Works: 832 works in 2,480 publications in 12 languages and 43,926 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Speaker, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Publishing director, Honoree, wac, Creator, Adapter, sze, Dedicatee
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Islamic life and thought by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by one of the best known contemporary Muslim scholars writing in English covers many facets of Islamic life and thought. The author has brought together studies dealing with the practical as well as intellectual aspects of Islam in both their historical and contemporary reality. The contemporary significance of themes such as religion and secularism, the meaning of freedom, and the tradition of Islamic science and philosophy is given particular attention. -- Publisher description
The need for a sacred science by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, the metaphysical foundation of such science, its contrast to modern science and its pertinence to some of the major issues facing humanity today. In the first part, the author turns to the fundamental question of the multiplicity of sacred forms. He discusses why it is necessary in the contemporary world to treat sacred science in the context of diverse religions. He also deals with the importance of sacred science in providing a meaningful study that would remain religiously significant of religions themselves.--provided by publisher
Islamic art and spirituality by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With remarkable breadth of vision, Seyyed Hossein Nasr reveals for both Western and Muslim readers how each art form in the islamic tradition is based upon a science of nature concerned, not with the outer appearance of things, but with their inner reality. Ranging across calligraphy, painting, architecture, literature, music, and the plastic arts, Nasr penetrates to the inner dimension of Islam and shows the role art plays in the life of individual Muslims and the community as a whole--the role of inspiring the remembrance and contemplation of God. Once the author establishes art as an aid and support to the spiritual life, he traces the creative act to its ultimate source: inner knowledge and barakah, or grace, which make the crystallization of inner realities in form and space and time possible. Through this knowledge and grace, the author asserts, unity manifests upon the plane of multiplicity, making archetypal realities perceivable by the senses. Through this knowledge and grace, art functions as a ladder for the journey of the soul from the visible to the invisible. How Islamic art leads man to the inner chamber of divine revelation forms the substance of much of this important work. An especially close look is given to the Sufi tradition within Islam, for its mystical teachers have often clearly demonstrated in their works the spiritual significance of beauty and served as the source of inspiration for art. By rediscovering the root of art in the Islamic tradition, Seyyed Hossein Nasr opens doors to new dimensions of unity which have seemingly been obscured in recent Western art. In so doing, he extends the significance of this book beyond the Islamic belief system to touch the hearts and creative impulses of readers from all traditions"--Back cover
Shiʻism : doctrines, thought, and spirituality by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expectation of the millennium : Shiʻism in history by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion & the order of nature by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. In this book, Seyyed Hossein Nasr argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if not actually caused, by the reductionist view of nature that has been advanced by modern secular science. What is needed, he believes, is the recovery of the truth to which the great, enduring religions all attest; namely that nature is sacred
Islam : religion, history, and civilization by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's leading Islamicists offers a concise introduction to the history, beliefs, and practice of his faith
Ideals and realities of Islam by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

104 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present book contains six lectures out of a series of fifteen public lectures delivered by Dr. Nasr during the time he held the chair of Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Studies in the American University of Beirut (1964-65). These public lectures concern the religion of Islam and the diverse aspects of the civilization it produced. "Ideals and Realities of Islam" has been primarily written for those Western readers who are interested in Islam. The book comprises six chapters dealing with Islam and discussing precisely the Qur'an, the Prophet, the Sharfah or Divine Law, the Tariqah or Sufism, and Sunnism and Shi'ism. The author has, in his scholarly manner, elucidated the major aspects of the Islamic tradition and has made frequent comparisons with other religions, notably with Christianity, which meets Islam in Lebanon. In these essays, Professor Nasr has presented what is most universal in Islam and underlies the beliefs of all the orthodox branches of the tradition. -- Abridged from (Oct. 8, 2014)
Science and civilization in Islam by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

69 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the question of Islamic science in its relation to Islamic civilization as well as the relation between Islam and science today to benefit from those wise Muslim scientists, savants and hakims those thoughts and words are translated and studied in this book--p.xvi
The heart of Islam : enduring values for humanity by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Heart of Islam one of the great intellectual figures in Islamic history offers a timely presentation of the core spiritual and social values of Islam: peace, compassion, social justice, and respect for the other. Seizing this unique moment in history to reflect on the essence of his tradition, Seyyed Hossein Nasr seeks to "open a spiritual and intellectual space for mutual understanding." Exploring Islamic values in scripture, traditional sources, and history, he also shows their clear counterparts in the Jewish and Christian traditions, revealing the common ground of the Abrahamic faiths." "The Heart of Islam is a landmark presentation of enduring value that offers hope to humanity, and a compelling portrait of the beauty and appeal of the faith of 1.2 billion people"--Jacket
The garden of truth : the vision and promise of Sufism, Islam's mystical tradition by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The headlines are filled with the politics of Islam, but there is another side to the world's fastest-growing religion. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam. This mystical movement from the early ninth century rejects worship motivated by the desire for heavenly reward or the fear of punishment, insisting rather on the love of God as the only valid form of adoration. Sufism has made significant contributions to Islamic civilization in music and philosophy, dance and literature. The Sufi poet Rumi is the bestselling poet in America. But in recent centuries Sufism has been a target for some extremist Islamic movements as well as many modernists. The Garden of Truth presents the beliefs and vision of the mystical heart of Islam, along with a history of Sufi saints and schools of thought
Sufi essays by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge and the sacred by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Islamic philosophy( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic Philosophy has often been treated as mainly of historical interest, belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophy. This is volume challenges this belief. The Routledge History of Philosophy is made up entirely of essays by a distinguished list of writers. They provide detailed discussions of the most important thinkers and the key concepts in Islamic philosophy, from earliest times to the present day
Mecca the blessed, Medina the radiant : the holiest cities of Islam by Kazuyoshi Nomachi( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mecca and Medina, two ancient cities in present-day Saudi Arabia, are sacred to all followers of Islam, one quarter of the world's population. The distinguished Japanese photographer Ali Kazuyoshi Nomachi, a convert to the Muslim faith, was given unprecedented access to both cities, including Medina's Mosque of the Prophet and Mecca's sacred center, the Ka'bah, the remarkable and beautiful building to which more than a million pilgrims travel every year during the holy month of Ramadan. Nomachi's rich color images include views of the teeming crowds making their annual pilgrimage, or hajj; details of extraordinary Islamic architecture; portraits of faithful worshippers; and aerial and ground-level photographs of desert areas nearby. Accompanying the photographs and numerous archival illustrations, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr's text forms a valuable guide to the spiritual and historical foundations of the Muslim faith
An anthology of philosophy in Persia by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tradition of philosophy in the Persian-speaking world is extraordinarily rich, creative and diverse. This anthology, which is divided into three volumes, aims to communicate something of that richness and diversity. The term 'philosophy' is understood to in its widest sense to include theological debate, philosophical Sufism and philosophical hermeneutics (ta'wil). Extending over a period of more than two millennia, and showcasing translations by well-established scholars, the anthology offers full bibliographical references throughout. For anyone interested in exploring, in all their vari
Islamic philosophy from its origin to the present : philosophy in the land of prophecy by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Traditional Islam in the modern world by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic spirituality : foundations by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of philosophy in Persia by Institute of Ismaili Studies( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Islam : religion, history, and civilization
The need for a sacred scienceIslamic art and spiritualityExpectation of the millennium : Shiʻism in historyReligion & the order of natureIslam : religion, history, and civilizationIdeals and realities of IslamScience and civilization in IslamThe heart of Islam : enduring values for humanity
Alternative Names
Hosein Nasr

Hosein Nasr filósofo iraní

Hossein Nasr

Hossein Nasr filosofo e insegnante iraniano

Hossein Nasr filosoof uit Iran

Hossein Nasr Iranian philosopher

Hossein Nasr iranischer Philosoph und islamischer Mystiker

Hossein Nasr philosophe iranien

Hossein, Seyyed 1933-

Husein Nasr

Naṣr, al-Sayyid Ḥusayn

Naṣr, al-Sayyid Ḥusayn 1933-

Nasr, H.

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Nasr, Hosejn.

Nasr Hossein

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Naṣr, Ḥusain, 1933-

Naṣr, Ḥusain 1933- Saiyid

Naṣr, Ḥusain 1933- Seyyed

Nasr, Husain Ḥusayn 1933-

Naṣr, Ḥusain Saiyid 1933-

Naṣr, Ḥusain, Seyyed, 1933-

Naṣr, Ḥusayn

Naṣr, Ḥusayn, 1933-

Nasr, Hüseyin 1933-

Nasr, Hüseyin 1933- Saiyid

Nasr, Hüseyin Saiyid 1933-

Nasr, Hüseyn 1933-

Nasr, Hüseyn 1933- Saiyid

Nasr, Hüseyn Saiyid 1933-

Nasr, S. H.

Nasr, S.H. 1933-

Nasr, S. Hüseyin 1933-

Nasr, S. Hüseyn 1933-

Nasr S.Kh.

Nasr, S. Kh 1933-

Nasr, S.Kh. (Seid Khoseǐn)

Nasr, S. Kh. (Seid Khoseĭn), 1933-

Nasr, S. Khosein 1933-

Naṣr, Saʻīd Ḣasan, 1933-

Naṣr, Saijid Ḥusain 1933-

Nasr, Saiyid Husain

Naṣr, Saīyid Ḥusain 1933-

Nasr, Sajid Chusajn 1933-

Naṣr, Sajjid Ḥusain 1933-

Nasr, Sayyed Hossein

Naṣr, Sayyid 1933-

Naṣr, Sayyid Ḥusayn

Naṣr, Sayyid Ḥusayn 1933-...

Nasr Seid Khosein

Nasr, Seid Khoseĭn, 1933-

Nasr, Sejjid Husein

Nasr, Sejjid Husein 1933-

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein 1933-

Nasr, Seyyed Ossein

Nasr Seyyed Ossein 1933-....

Nasr, Seyyid H. 1933-

Nasr, Seyyid Hüseyin 1933-

Nasras Seyyedas Hosseinas

Nazr, Syed Hossein 1933-

Sayyed Hossein Nasr

Sayyid Ḥusayn Naṣr

Sayyid Ḥusayn Naṣr 1933-

Sejidas Hoseinas Nasras

Sejjid Husein Nasr 1933-

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Seyyed Hossein Nasr 1933-....

Seyyid Hüseyin Nasr

Наср Саид Хусейн

Наср Сейид Хосейн

Сейид Хоссейн Наср

حسين نصر

حسين نصر فيلسوف إيراني

سيد حسين نصر

سيد حسين نصر، 1933-

سەید حوسێن نەسر

نصة، سيد حسين

نصر، السيد حسين

نصر، السيد حسين، 1933-

نصر, حسين

نصر، حسين، 1933-

نصر، حسين سيد

نصر, حسين (سيد حسين), 1933-

‏نصر، سيد حسىن.

نصر، سيد حسين

نصر، سيد حسين، 1933-

نصر، سيد هسن

نصر, سید حسین.

نصر, سید حسین 1933-...

نصر, سیدحسین.

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나스르, 세이드 호세인 1933-

나스르, 호세인 1933-

ナスル, S. H.

ナスル, サイイド・フセイン

ナスル, サイイド・ホセイン