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Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ

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Works: 492 works in 1,068 publications in 5 languages and 8,703 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Other, Editor
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Muslim neoplatonists : an introduction to the thought of the Brethren of Purity, Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ by Ian Richard Netton( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenth or eleventh century group of the Brethren of Purity (Ikhwan al Safa) are as well known in the Arab world as Darwin, Marx and Freud in the west. Designed as an introduction to their ideas, this book concentrates on the Brethren's writings, analyzing the impact on them of thinkers such as Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle and the Neoplatonists. Ian Netton traces the influences of Judaism and Christianity, and controversially this book argues that the Brethren of Purity did not belong to the Ismaili branch of Islam as is generally believed
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity : on music : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Arabic and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ikhwan al-Safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy amongst Muslims due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). The present volume is the fourth of this definitive series consisting of the very first critical edition of the Rasa'il in Arabic, complete with the first fully annotated English translation. Prepared by James Montgomery and Ignacio Sanchez, Epistle 4: 'On Geography' contains a description of the Earth and its climes of great importance to understand both the Islamic geographical tradition and the thought of the Ikhwan al-Safa'. This epistle, which was one of the few geographical works translated into Latin in Medieval Europe, clearly shows the acquaintance of its authors with the Greek Prolemaic tradition, and allows us to trace the main sources used in its composition, namely al-Farghani and al-Khwarizmi. But it is also a propaedeutic work aimed at providing the intellectual tools needed to decipher the signs of God's Creation, and at understanding the phenomena of the sub-lunar world in the light of the cosmological order. In this regard, 'On Geography' epitomises many of the central themes in the conceptual universe of the Ikhwan al-Safa', such as the conception of science as a path towards the superior knowledge of God, and the relationship between microcosmos and macrocosmos as part of the divine design
Die Lehre von der Weltseele bei den Arabern im X. Jahrhundert by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

14 editions published between 1872 and 1999 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction des traités 31 à 40 du " Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa", encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, datant du 10e siècle
The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : a tenth-century ecological fable of the Pure Brethren of Basra by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Streit zwischen Mensch und Thier : ein arabisches Mährchen aus den Schriften der lauteren Brüder by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

21 editions published between 1858 and 1999 in German and Arabic and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendice au 21e traité du "Rasā'il Ikhwān al Ṣafā", l'encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, compilée au 10e siècle
Die propaedeutik der Araber im zehnten jahrhundert by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

12 editions published between 1865 and 1969 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction des traités 1-6 du " Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa", encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, datant du 10e siècle
The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 22 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ikhwan al-Safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables." "The present volume is the first of this definitive series consisting of the very first critical edition of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' in its original Arabic, with a complete, fully annotated English translation. This epistle, The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn (Epistle 22), prepared by Professors Lenn E. Goodman and Richard McGregor, is arguably the best known, on account of its prominent ecological fable, which casts the exploited and oppressed animals pursuing a case against humanity."--Jacket
On arithmetic and geometry : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistles 1-2 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ikhwan al-Safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables
On magic : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 52a by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ikhwan al-Safa (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables. The Rasa'il constitutes a paradigmatic legacy in the canonization of philosophy and the sciences in mediaeval Islamic civilization, as well as having shown a permeating influence in Western culture. This is the fifth volume in a series presenting the very first critical edition of the Rasa'il in its original Arabic, complete with the first fully annotated English translation. Epistle 52: On Magic is the last in the corpus, and presents the short version of the 'Epistle on Magic, Incantations, and the Evil Eye'. -- Publisher description
On Astronomia : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 3 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Epistles of the Brethren of Purity' is an encyclopedic compendium, probably composed in tenth-century Iraq by a society of adepts with Platonic, Pythagorean, and Shi'i tendencies. Its 52 sections ('epistles') are divided into four parts (Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Sciences of the Soul and Intellect, and Theology). The current volume provides an edition, translation, and notes to Epistle 3 ('On Astronomia'), which forms one of the 14 sections on Mathematics. The content is a mixture of elementary astronomy and astrology, but it is not a beginner's textbook. Rather, the purpose is to use examples from those disciplines to provide spiritual, moral, and soteriological guidance. Thus the Epistle uses the argument from design to show the necessity for a Creator who made the harmonious universe; this wondrous design is then employed by the authors as a model, providing humans with a paradigm for proper ethical, political, and even economic conduct; and the study of Astronomia helps the soul achieve ultimate happiness as it seeks to throw off the shackles of this mundane world and oppressive body in favour of the purity of the celestial realm.0Although by no means typical of Islamic astronomical literature, Epistle 3 of the Brethren of Purity gives a window into a fascinating and intriguing group operating during the early period of Islam who sought to continue and adopt one of the esoteric strands of Hellenistic philosophy within an Islamic context, meshing astronomy, astrology, Platonic-Pythagorean philosophy, Quranic and Biblical quotations, and anecdotes from the lives of the Abrahamic prophets
Die Logik und Psychologie der Araber im zehnten Jarhhundert n. Chr by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

4 editions published in 1868 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction des traités 7 à 13 du "Rasā'il Ikhwān al-Ṣafā", encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, composée au 10e siècle
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity : On companionship and belief by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ikhwan al-Safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa 'il Ikhwan al-Safa' (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables. Epistles 43-45 succeed the extended description of religions and creeds that opens the final section of the corpus, on the theological sciences. Epistle 43 explains briefly the need for purifying one's soul by performing virtuous acts, after which one can follow the 'straight path' to God. The extremely diverse Epistle 44 is no dry exercise in abstruse theology; rather, it is characterized by the most delightful anecdotes, designed to inform the reader of a deeper truth, that of the hereafter following the soul's separation from the body at death. Alongside references to many of the Prophets encountered in the Qur'an, this Epistle shows a familiarity with other religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism. Epistle 45 focuses on companionship and friendship, resonating strongly with the word 'Brethren' by which the authors distinguish themselves. The volume overall is united in its underlying themes of the immortality of the soul and the profound need for mutual cooperation, informed in parts by the general Neoplatonism of the entire corpus, as well as by Aristotelian and Platonic motifs
The animals' lawsuit against humanity : a modern adaptation of an ancient animal rights tale by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How current this tenth century tale is for both the young and old of today! It addresses environmental and animal rights issues with charming efficacy. A Muslim Sufi work of 10th century Iraq, translated by a rabbi into Hebrew, and rendered into Latin for a Christian king is now translated from the popular Hebrew version by Jews into English, edited by a Christian and illustrated exquisitely by a Muslim woman from India under the patronage of a Saudi princess. This is a true interfaith and multi-cultural title!" "In this fable, eloquent representatives of all members of the Animal Kingdom-from horses to bees-come before the respected Spirit King to complain of the dreadful treatment they have suffered at the hands of humankind. During the ensuing trial, where both humans and animals testify before the king, both sides argue their points ingeniously, deftly illustrating the validity of both sides of the ecology debate. Book jacket."--Jacket
Die Logik und Psychologie der Araber im zehnten Jarhhundert n. Chr by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

7 editions published between 1868 and 1969 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A translation of Treatises 7-13 of the collected works of the " Brothers of Sincerity,"] von F. Dieterici
Arabische Philosophie und Wissenschaft in der Enzyklopädie by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Geography : an Arabic edition and English translation of Epistle 4 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in Arabic and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Anthropologie der Araber im zehnten Jahrhundert n. Chr by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( )

11 editions published between 1871 and 1969 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction des traités 22 à 30 du " Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa", encyclopédie des Frères de la Pureté, compilée au 10e siècle
Die Naturanschauung und Naturphilosophie der Araber im X. Jahrhundert by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

6 editions published between 1861 and 1876 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistles of the Brethren of Purity : on composition and the arts : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistles 6-8 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ikhwan al-Safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa 'il Ikhwan al-Safa' (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables. Epistles 6 to 8 are from the first division of the Epistles, on the propaedeutical and mathematical sciences. Epistle 6 develops ideas concerning natural numbers and their arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic ratios, marked by the influence of Nicomachus of Gerasa and of Euclid. The Brethren here emphasize practical applications of proportionality in music, medicine, and alchemy. Epistle 7 addresses theoretical scientific knowledge as directed towards the spiritual realities of souls, the goal of which is to actualize human potential; this epistle also presents a remarkable classification of sciences. Epistle 8 surveys material cultures in the Islamic mediaeval milieu, embellished by a consideration of the effects of the heavenly bodies on the predisposition of individuals to follow specific trades. These three epistles are, of course, underpinned by the Brethren's perennial tropes of the microcosm/macrocosm analogy and the emanative hierarchy of existents."--
The epistle on music of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ : (Bagdad, 10th century) by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Epistles of the Brethren of Purity : on music : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5
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Epistles of the Brethren of Purity : on music : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 22The animals' lawsuit against humanity : a modern adaptation of an ancient animal rights taleAn introduction to Islamic cosmological doctrines : conceptions of nature and methods used for its study by the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ, al-Bīrūnī, and Ibn SīnāIkhwan al-Safa' : a brotherhood of idealists on the fringe of orthodox IslamEpistles of the Brethren of Purity : the Ikhwan al-Safa' and their Rasa'il : an introductionEpistles of the Brethren of Purity : on music : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5
Alternative Names
Aḥim ha-ne ʼemanim

Aḥim ha-neʾemanim

Association des Frères de la pureté (Le Caire)

Association des Frères sincères (Le Caire)

Bratia čistoty

Brethren of Purity

Brethren of Purity Medieval Muslim philosophers and authors

Brethren of Sincerity

Brüder der Reinheit

Die lauteren Brüder

Die Lauteren Brüder von Basra

die Lauteren Brueder

Exvān al-Ṣafā'

Fraires de la Puretat filosòfs musulmans a Bassòra, Iraq, al sègle X

Fratelli della purità

Frères de la pureté

Frères de la sagesse

Frères de la sagesse Bassora, Irak

Frères de la sincérité

Frères de la sincérité Bassora, Irak

Gerechte von Basra

Germans de la Puresa

Hermanos de la Pureza

Ichwån as-Safå

Ichwân es-safâ

Ichwan-oos-suffa

İhvân-ı Safâ

Ihvanus-Safa

Iẖwān al-Ṣafā'

Iḫwān al-Ṣafā’ Bassora, Irak

Iḫwān al-Ṣafāʾ (Le Caire)

Iḫwān aṣ-ṣafāʾ

Iḫwān aṣ-Ṣafā’ Bassora, Irak

Iḫwān aṣ-Ṣafāʾ (Le Caire)

Iḫwān aṣ-ṣafāʾ wa-ḫullān al-wafāʾ

Ijwan al-Ṣafāʾ

Ikhvān al-ṣafā

Ikhvan as-safa

Iḵh̲wān al-Ṣafā

Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ, Basra

Ikhwān al Ṣafā’ Bassora, Irak

Ikhwān al Ṣafāʾ (Le Caire)

Ik̲h̲wān al-Ṣafāʾ wa-k̲h̲illān al-wafāʾ

Ikhwān al-Ṣafā, wa-Khillān al-Wafā, wa-Ahl al-ʿAdl, wa-Abnāʾ al-Ḥamd

Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ wa-Khullān al-Wafāʾ

Ikhwān aṣ-Ṣafā'

Ikhwan As-Shafa

Iskrena braća

Lautere Brüder

Lautere Brüder Bassora, Irak

Lautere Brüder von Basra

lauteren Brüder

Les Frères de la pureté

Pure Brethren

Pure Brethren of Basra

Sincere Brethren

The Brethren of Purity

The Brethren of Purity and the Friends of Loyalty

The Brethren of Sincerity

Treue Brüder

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إخوان الصفاء، البصرة

إخوان الصفاء البصرة، العراق

إخوان الصفاء وخلان الوفاء

اخوان صفا

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