Readership: Students and scholars in the domains of philosophy, history of science, Islamic Studies, history of ideas in Mediaeval Islamic civilization,
classics, and theology.
Edited by Nader El-Bizri, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
"The project team, led by the editor Nader el-Bizri, are to be congratulated for collecting the leading specialists on this important early corpus of texts to produce a work that will whet the appetite of those awaiting the editions and translations." - Sajjad H. Rizvi, Journal of Islamic Studies
"The publications that are planned within this project will no doubt rekindle the interest of scholars and students of Islam in Islam's rich cultural, educational and historical legacy ... The work of the Ikhwan al-Safa, like many other works that make up the classical Muslim educational thought, need to be seriously studied and reflected
upon. This new publication project contributes immensely towards realizing this educational aim." - Abdullah Sahin, Muslim World Book Review - about Epistles of the Brethren of Purity series
Farhad Daftary: FOREWORD
Nader El-Bizri: PROLOGUE
1: Ismail K. Poonawala: Why We Need an Arabic Critical Edition with an Annotated English Translation of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa'
2: Godefroid de Catallay: The Classification of Knowledge in the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa'
3: Abbas Hamdani: The Arrangement of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' and the Problem of Interpolations [with a Postscript]
4: Carmela Baffioni: The Scope of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa'
5: Ian Richard Netton: The Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' in the History of Ideas in Islam
6: Yahya J. Michot: 'Misled and Misleading' ... 'Yet Central in their Intellectual Influence!' Ibn Taymiyya's Views on Ikhwan al-Safa'
7: Nader El-Bizri: Epistolary Prolegomena: On Arithmetic and Geometry
8: Owen Wright: Music and Musicology in the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa'
9: Lenn E. Goodman: Reading The Case of the Animals versus Man: Fable and Philosophy in the Essays of the Ikhwan al-Safa'
Visit the Institute of Ismaili Studies Web site