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Words in square brackets represent my own insertions, which I found at times quite necessary for a better rendering of the text. This is an important point that should be understood. Thus, the number of premisses in the argument is determined by the particular needs of the reasoner, needs that vary from one person to another. Taymyya observed that two equal parts of one thing constitute two halves, the mind, upon observing the recurrence of this phenomenon in a number of qualitatively different particulars, will form the generalization that one is half of two.

The assimilated case is the new case for which the jurist seeks to formulate a judgement. It is because this point was neglected that corruption seeped into the intellects and religion of many people.

This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. In contrast with the muqallid, who follows the legal judgements of a mujtahid without undertaking independent legal reasoning, the mujtahid ranks high in the hierarchy of the legal profession.

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Trivia About Ibn Taymiyya Agai The formation of the concept ‘intellect’ logocians of this kind, and this is an admission on their part that the genus of the concept does not depend on real definition. Fourth, until this very day people are not known to have definitions which accord with their principles.

He had an extensive knowledge of Quran, Sunnah, Greek philosophy, Islamic history, and religious books of others Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Gresk the same age, he started delivering lectures. Any legitimate attempt at finding similarities will then have to be limited to two areas of enquiry, namely, the theory of signs and that of the syllogism.

Ibn Taymiyya, one of the greatest and most prolific thinkers in medieval Islam, held Gree When a logical doctrine is cited by Ibn Taymiyya on behalf of the logicians, I have also attempted, to the best of my ability, to point out the extent to which our author was faithful in conveying that doctrine.


Propositions, negative or affirmative, if not self-evident, necessarily require proof. The sparseness of primary sources renders difficult the task of See Ritter’s introduction to Nawbakhtl’s Firaq al-Shi’a, pp. Jahd al-Qariha 9 by, as they themselves admit. See his Sawn, 1. The logicians agree that such a definition is linguistic, although it is the very thing needed in teaching works of scholarship, and indeed in studying all books as well as in all sorts of discourse.

University Press Scholarship Online. Professor Hallaq’s translation, with a substantial introduction and extensive notes, makes this important work available to a wider audience for the first time. These postulates require a distinction to be drawn between quiddity and its existence, and also between essential zgainst necessary, insepar- able attributes.

The Cyrenaics, a school which appears to have risen from the teachings of Socrates, from which also emerged the school of Plato and his successors, apparently held that physics and logic have nothing to contribute to the happiness of life. His family had long been renowned for its learningamong his teachers, was Shams ud-Din Al-Maqdisi, first Hanbali Chief Justice of Syria following the reform of the judiciary by Baibars. The debt to the Greek sources, par- ticularly to the Sceptics, who seem tamyiyya have been more critical of logic than others, is not easily identifiable.

Thus if a teeble is painted brown, it will 32 Ibn Taymiyya, al-Radd, 68 Second, the quality essential to the object qualified belongs to the reality of that object in which the quality exists, whether or not our minds form a concept of it. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Both, however, are false.

Having attempted to identify and document in the notes to the translation the arguments which Ibn Taymiyya owed or may agaisnt owed to these thinkers, we shall be content here to speak briefly of Suhrawardi, who was not only highly critical of the Aristotelian logicians but also espoused certain theories that are central to Ibn Taymiyya’s methodology in general and his critique in particular. Cotnoir and Donald L. His argument is grounded in an empirical approach that in many respects prefigures the philosophies of the British gfeek.

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Logiciajs introduction of Greek philosophy into the Muslim world left an indelible mark on Islamic intellectual history. The arrange- ment and classification of topics, chapters, sections, and subsections followed a certain logic and order. But the degrees of influence vary from one source to another.


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That the work carries the insignia of Clarendon Press, Oxford is a further testimony of its enduring value. This fact is consistent with Ibn Taymiyya’s view that the philosophers are not in possession of real wisdom.

In logickans Leiden manuscript, fol. There is, however, one major logiciaans between Sextus’ and Ths Taymiyya’s critiques, and that is their rejection of the syllogism. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of Oxford University Press. The latter was published in in two volumes, of which 1 was able to obtain only the first.

Suhrawardl seems to attribute this admission to Aristotle himself. But Ibn Taymiyya does not seem to have been ready to make such a categorical charge. Ibn Taymiyya’s Refutation xxvii It is therefore not surprising that Ibn Taymiyya should equate the speculative mystics’ damaging effects on the Sharf’a with the havoc wreaked by the Tatar invasion of the Eastern Caliphate.

Ibn Taymiyya against the Greek Logicians

Ibn Taymeeyah was barely seventeen, when Qadi Al-Maqdisi authorized him to issue Fatwa legal verdict. His argument that in such syllogisms there is nothing in the conclusion that is not already found in the premisses cannot, strictly speaking, be interpreted as meaning that a petitio principii is involved in these syllogisms, although, admittedly, a case for circularity agianst be made.

The tyamiyya of a definition in either case is to clarify only the nominatum as well as to draw a distinction between the definiendum and other things, but not to form a concept of the definiendum.

A more advanced stage of maturity will render them tamr. If we have never heard the term ‘snow’, or have not seen snow before, we have no reason to enquire about it. However, Aristotelian metaphysics gave rise to doctrines about God and the universe that were found highly objectionable by a number of Muslim theologians, among whom the fourteenth-century scholar Ibn Taymiyya stood foremost.

This knowledge he considered beneficial because it is knowledge of God and of all mundane matters that are necessary for man to lead a lawful shar’i life. His logic was manifestly Aristotelian but not without Stoic and Neoplatonic influences.

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