Razi's Traditional Psychology

Razi's Traditional Psychology : New,
*[A5] Paperback - 115 pages,
by Imam Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi [d.606h],
**Translated into English by A.J. Arberry,
Published by IBS, Damascus, Syria.


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Razi's Traditional Psychology, which was published in Arabic for the first time in 1939, shows Razi as a fine psychologist as well as a supreme physician. His masterly analysis of human character and his wise prescriptions for moral reformation, in the translator's clear and authoritative translation, make excellent and profitable reading.

Imam Razi :

He is Muhammad ibn `Umar ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Husayn' Abu `Abd Allah al-Qurashi, al-Bakri, al-Taymi, al-Tabaristani al-Shafi`i, known as Ibn al-Khatib and as Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (543-606), Shaykh al-Islam, the Imam of the learned scholars of kalam and the foundations of belief, a major jurist of the Shafi`i school, specialist of usul, Sufi, commentator of the Qur'an, philologist, genealogist, heresiographer, logician, and physician. "An ocean that contains more pearls than the ocean." The principal spokesman of Ahl al-Sunna in his time, he refuted all the sects with which he came into contact, particularly the multifarious groups of the Mu`tazila, Shi`a, and Hashwiyya as well as  the Jews and Christians.

A student of his father Khatib al-Rayy Diya' al-Din `Umar and Majd al-Din al-Jili al-Maraghi principally, then Abu Muhammad al-Baghawi and Kamal al-Din al-Simnani, he memorised early on Imam al-Haramayn's work in kalam entitled al-Shamil. He began his scholarly career in poverty and died at sixty-three at the height of fame and wealth, poisoned, it is said, by the Karramiyya of Herat who were envious of his great following among the princes of Khurasan.

A superb teacher, al-Razi could debate and preach in both Arabic and Persian, and he answered gracefully and at length the questions of the scholars of all four schools in Herat. He would often break into emotional states while preaching, moving to tears whoever listened to him. He was expelled from Khwarizm and Transoxiana by the Mu`tazila and returned to his native Rayy where he authored a series of works which achieved widespread fame in a short time.

Table of Contents :


---[1]. Of the Excellence and Praise of Reason,
---[2]. Of Suppressing and Restraining The Passion, with a Summary of the Views of Plato the Philosopher,
---[3]. Summary Prolegomena to the Deatiled Account of Each of the Evil Dispositions of the Soul,
---[4]. Of How a Man May Discover His Own Vices,
---[5]. Of Repelling Carnel Love and Familiarity, with a Summary Account of Pleasure,
---[6]. Of Repelling Conceit,
---[7]. Of Repelling Envy,
---[8]. Of Repelling Excessive and Hurtful Anger,
---[9]. Of Casting Away Mendacity,
---[10]. Of Casting Away Miserliness,
---[11]. Of Repelling Excessive and Hurtful Anxiety and Worry,
---[12]. Of Dismissing Grief,
---[13]. Of Repelling Greed,
---[14]. Of Repelling Habitual Drunkeness,
---[15]. Of Repelling Addiction to Sexual Intercourse,
---[16]. Of Repelling Excessive Fondness, Trifling, and Ritual,
---[17]. Of the Amount of Earning, Acquiring and Expending,
---[18]. Of Repelling the Strife and Struggle in Quest of Worldly Rank and Station, and the Difference between the Counsel of Passion and Reason
---[19]. Of the Virtuous Life,
---[20]. Of the Fear of Death.





**This is a 1939 reprint!



Other works of Imam al-Razi.
Also see Islamic Philosophy,
Also see Islamic Theology | Kalam.


*Dimensions : 21.5 x 14cm.


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