By Samer Akkach

In this exact examine a key determine within the Islamic enlightenment, Samer Akkach examines the existence and works of ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641-1731) of Damascus: a modern of many significant thinkers, scientists, poets, and philosophers of the ecu Enlightenment. usually characterised completely as a Sufi saint, his concept and teachings have been of a much broader remit. via a clean interpreting of his unpublished biographical resources and big physique of typically unpublished works, Akkach examines early expressions of rationalism between Arab and Turkish students, and argues that ‘Abd al-Ghani helped usher in the start of modernity within the Arab world.

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