Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled. An by Nasir Khusraw (auth.); Ormsby, Eric (trans.)

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Khirad be-dīn bigumār). The Qaṣīda of Aḥmad b. Ḥasan al-Jurjānī (55) (56) (57) (58) (59) (60) (61) (62) (63) (64) (65) (66) (67) (68) (69) (70) (71) (72) (73) 39 They draw analogies between the Creator’s knowledge and their own; Ineluctably they stray without hope from the Right Path. A distinction must be made between ‘perceiver’ and ‘perception’ If a man means to wake from the slumber of heedlessness. Is it right to say that the heavens appeared first, since they’re mightier, And that then the earth, the mountains, and the sea appeared?

Why is wetness more evident in water Such that any dry thing may be moistened by it? The air is more humid, in reality, than water; Air is known by its very nature for its humidity. Now my discourse turns tedious. I will let it drop here. It is become heavy and I fear the weight of its burden. I pose questions but my object is neither to pester nor probe. I’ve strewed these at such length to offer benefit. I’d answer in verse if things weren’t now as they are: The nettle has usurped the place of the date.

And let us praise] the angels of the heaven of religion, guides of the worlds to the Last Day, the Imams of truth, the guides of humankind, from the offspring of the Prophet and his designated successor – [upon them] prayers and offerings, blessings, and salutations, everlasting and ever-increasing, ever bearing anew, for as long as the sphere revolves and the star shines. 1 The Reason for the Composition of this Book; its Title [10] Abū Muʿīn Nāṣir b. Khusraw b. al-Ḥārith says: Having praised God the Exalted, we must speak about the composition of this book for this book is something new.

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