Three Muslim Philosophers: Shaykh al-Ishraq (Suhrawardi), Mulla Sadra, and 'Allamah Tabataba'I
Three Muslim Philosophers is the title of a book about the life, ideas, and works of three philosophers of Islamic Iran. The Introduction deals with the following general issues:
- An introduction to the history of Islamic philosophy in which the importance of following a historical approach to the issues in this area has been emphasized.
- A number of issues concerning Islamic philosophy, for example, whether the term "Islamic philosophy" is correct or not, and "what the meaning of Islamic philosophy is."
- The reasons underlying the rise of various ideas and theological and philosophical schools in the world of Islam.
Then the writer deals with the life and school of Shihab al-Din Suhrawardi (Shaykh al-Ishraq) and discusses the following issues in this part: Shaykh al-Ishraq's epistemology, logic, and ontology, and the concept of light, the truth of light, and the levels of the truth or being in the Illuminationist school of philosophy.
In the next chapter, he deals with Mulla Sadra under the following topics: Mulla Sadra's life, works, and philosophy, Mulla Sadra's epistemology, Mulla Sadra's idea of the origin (theology), Mulla Sadra's eschatology, and Mulla Sadra's philosophical psychology.
In the final chapter, the writer provides some explanations concerning the life, ideas, and works of 'Allamah Tabataba'i including the following issues: 'Allamah Tabataba'i's life, works, and character, epistemology, philosophy, gnosis, theology, and ethics, as well as his ideas of faith and study of the Qur'an.
This book has been written by Mas'ud Omid and published by the Sadra Islamic Philosophy Institute in 294 pages.