In Search of the Sacred: A Conversation with Seyyed Hossein by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is likely one of the preeminent philosophers writing at the present time. bound to be a key source for many years to come back, looking for the Sacred: a talk with Seyyed Hossein Nasr on His existence and suggestion illuminates Nasr's reviews and stocks his insights on themes from faith and philosophy to technology and the arts.Based on a sequence of interviews, the ebook combines conventional autobiography with an exploration of the highbrow and religious trajectories of the author's suggestion in the course of key sessions of his lifestyles. In doing so, it provides a desirable landscape, not just of the existence and ideas of 1 guy, but in addition of significant occasions starting from highbrow existence in Iran through the Pahlavi interval and the Iranian Revolution to a couple of the main non secular and highbrow debates among Islam and modernism. Nasr writes that his "whole existence has been a quest for the sacred." This paintings connects that quest with the most very important problems with the day in encounters among Islam and the West.

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But even in the West, Nasr’s works are much better known in the United States than those of Guenon or Schuon. Nasr’s body of writings now includes over 500 articles and 50 books written and edited, many of which have been translated into many languages. This corpus is certainly one of Nasr’s most important legacies. But, as already mentioned, one must also look to the great number of students he has trained who themselves have produced a large number of works and trained many of their own students: scholars like William Chittick, Osman Bakar, and others who are first-rate scholars globally.

Being a child, I would be half asleep just lying down on the floor and listening to her supplications and that of the many other pilgrims. But she started performing the canonical prayers again when she saw me pray in America. When I started praying regularly the daily prayers I was twenty years old, and she did not think that this was possible after my long stay in a non-Islamic ambience in America. : She was impressed? ’’ So during the last some fifty years she had not missed any canonical prayers.

So that was a sort of shopping center for us. From Shahabad Avenue to Naderi was really the spine of the city for me, but there was also the bazaar area, which was always of great interest to me. We did not go there very often, yet as a child I used to love the bazaar area, and I have wonderful recollections of it. There was also the Sepahsalar Mosque39 and the avenue going all the way down to Sarcheshmeh. That area was close to our house, and sometimes my mother would shop for food in that area of the city.

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