By Kazuyo Murata
According to Muhammad, “God is gorgeous and He loves beauty.” but, Islam is never linked to attractiveness, and this present day, a politicized Islam dominates many perceptions. This paintings tells a forgotten tale of attractiveness in Islam in the course of the writings of celebrated yet little-studied Sufi student and saint Rūzbihān Baqlī (1128–1209). Rūzbihān argued that the pursuit of good looks on the earth and in oneself was once the aim of Muslim existence. One may still turn into appealing in imitation of God and reclaim the innate human nature created in God’s attractive photograph. Rūzbihān’s concept of attractiveness is little identified, mostly due to his convoluted kind and kooky terminology in either Persian and Arabic. during this e-book, Kazuyo Murata revives Rūzbihān’s principles for contemporary readers. She presents an summary of Muslim discourse on good looks ahead of Rūzbihān’s time; an research of key words on the topic of good looks within the Qur’ān, Ḥadīth, and in Rūzbihān’s writings; a reconstruction of Rūzbihān’s realizing of divine, cosmic, and human good looks; and a dialogue of what he regards because the top of good looks in construction, the prophets, in particular Adam, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and Muhammad.
Kazuyo Murata is Lecturer in Islamic reports at King’s collage London and coeditor (with Mohammed Rustom and Atif Khalil) of In seek of the misplaced middle: Explorations in Islamic Thought via William C. Chittick, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.
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