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Author: Michel Hermans

life of the Jesuit thinker and his relationships with his family, which complement other studies. 5 Using these multifaceted approaches, we can build up a new picture of an individual engaged in encounters with the “other” during the Enlightenment. 6 Family Background The few surviving letters that

In: The Mandate of Heaven
Author: Adam Parr

it may afford with respect to the art of war; yet there are in it particulars well worth our attention. The Ten Precepts by the Emperor contain some good moral rules, according to the genius and manners of the Chinese. They are so general as to be no less useful in the civil than in a military life

In: The Mandate of Heaven

over from the judgment of a thing to the judgment of its like. When one sees someone being afflicted and tested because of something he committed, he learns that whoever does such a thing is judged in the same way. The life of the intellect means soundness of perception, strength, and quality of

In: Ranks of the Divine Seekers

becomes ever more filled with vitality because of the gifts and favors of His beloved Lord, as He receives his loving servant and looks at him with the eye of approval and pleasure. If not for this, a true lover has no life, no pleasure, and no delight. ‮يقول تعالى

In: Ranks of the Divine Seekers

Lahore was the first Qurʾān translation by a Muslim to have a major impact and achieve a wide distribution among Muslims, and it certainly helped to motivate, inspire, and inform all subsequent translations, earning praise in particular from Pickthall and Daryābādī. This did not prevent Muhammad Ali

In: The Inimitable Qurʾān
Author: Adam Parr

maxim, which may not apply in European nations, works excellently in Asian ones, in which honor is not always the main motive. 1 The Fundamentals of Military Art 孫子曰:兵者,國之大事,死生之地,存 亡之道,不可不察也。 Sunzi says: 3 Troops are the principal concern of a state; 4 it is on them that the life and death of the

In: The Mandate of Heaven

receive good tidings of the Garden, which you were promised. We were your allies in the worldly life and in the Hereafter. And you will have therein whatever your selves desire, and you will have therein whatever you request. As accommodation from a [Lord who is] Forgiving and Merciful. [41

In: Ranks of the Divine Seekers

actions and mercy. This is why patience is to faith what the head is to the body. There is no faith if there is no patience, just as one cannot have a body without a head. ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb, may God be pleased with him, said, “The best in life we have attained has been through patience

In: Ranks of the Divine Seekers

. We would be pleased with the judgment of the people of taste in the listening to verse and poetry, and appeal to them by the One who has revealed the Qurʾan as guidance, light, and life, and ask: do they find that, or a fraction of it, in their tambour and reed pipe, the sonnet of the singers, or

In: Ranks of the Divine Seekers

tradition is filled with such? Do you think he has motivated his Community to a goal that is deficient and flawed, setting aside a goal that is high and without any tinge of defect? ‮والقرآن والسنة مملوءان من الثناء على عباده وأوليائه بسؤال الجنة ورجائها، والاستعاذة من

In: Ranks of the Divine Seekers