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The Polished Mirror

Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism
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Publisher: 
Oneworld Publications
 | 
December, 2017
ISBN:
9781786072016
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Islamic philosophy and Sufism evolved as distinct yet interpenetrating strands of Islamic thought and practice. Despite differences, they have shared a concern with the perfection of the soul through the development of character. InThe Polished Mirror, Cyrus Ali Zargar studies the ways in which, through teaching and storytelling, pre-modern Muslims lived, negotiated, and cultivated virtues. Examining the writings of philosophers, ascetics, poets, and saints, he locates virtue ethics within a dynamic moral tradition.

Innovative, engaging, and approachable, this work the first in the English language to explore Islamic ethics in the fascinating context of narrative will be a valuable resource for both students and scholars.

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