This is a Tajik translation of F. Daftary, ed., Intellectual Traditions in Islam.

English Synopsis

The eleven essays collected in this volume originate from an international seminar ‘Intellectual Traditions in Islam’ organized by The Institute of Ismaili Studies in the summer of 1994 at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. This seminar was intended to promote understanding, raise questions and generate discussion on major issues and themes in the intellectual history of Islam, encompassing the classical and modern periods.

Among the scholars who addressed the seminar and whose presentations are included in this publication are Mohammed Arkoun, Norman Calder, John Cooper, Farhad Daftary, Aziz Esmail, Alice C. Hunsberger, Hugh Kennedy, Oliver Leaman, Abdulaziz Sachedina and Annemarie Schimmel. The paper by Muhsin Mahdi was delivered at an earlier seminar held by the Institute in 1990.

The various contributions to this volume, which focus on different aspects of Muslim intellectual life such as law, theology, philosophy and mysticism, demonstrate the pivotal role of the intellect in the formation of Islamic civilization, as well as its continuing primacy in dealing with the problems and challenges of modernity.