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Al-Ghazzī's Biography of 'Abd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī (1641-1731)
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Despite the growing interest in the intellectual history of early modern Arabs and Ottomans, many key figures of the period remain unknown. In this unique biographical account, edited and published here for the first time, Muḥammad Kamāl al-Dīn al-Ghazzī (1760-1799), the chief Shafi‘i jurisconcult of Damascus, introduces us to one of the leading figures of early modernity, ‘Abd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī (1641-1731). Being al-Nābulusī’s great grandson, al-Ghazzī had direct access to the family’s collective memory through his parents and grandparents, as well as to his great grandfather’s scattered memoirs. Written about fifty years after al-Nābulusī’s death, al-Ghazzī’s biography, al-Wird al-Unsī, remains the authoritative account of the great master’s distinguished career, covering many aspects of his life and work in breadth, depth, and sophistication unmatched by any of the competing biographies.
The Correspondence of `Abd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī (1641-1731)
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As a leading Muslim thinker, ‘Abd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī of Damascus creatively engaged with the social, religious, and intellectual challenges that emerged during the early modern period in which he lived. Yet, at a time of high anti-mystical fervour, his Sufi-inspired views faced strong local antipathy. Through extensive correspondence, presented here for the first time, ‘Abd al-Ghanī projected his ideas and teachings beyond the parochial boundaries of Damascus, and was thus able to assert his authority at a wider regional level. The letters he himself selected, compiled, and titled shed fresh lights on the religious and intellectual exchanges among scholars in the eastern Ottoman provinces, revealing a dynamic and rigorous image of Islam, one that is profoundly inspired by humility, tolerance, and love.

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