The Mashsha'I Philosophical System
The genesis of Islamic sciences resulted from inquiry into the fundamental elements of the worldview projected by Revelation. The language of the Muslim sciences has predominantly been the Arabic language which dominated technical terminology of both the theoretical sciences of theology. This is no more apparent than in the works of the mashsha'i philosophers.
The foregoing book is written in the masrsha'i tradition, in particular in the Avicennan tradition where the elements of philosophy as understood by the Muslim philosophy; although in general the form of the theoretical science remained intact yet its matter was cloaked with elements that were clearly Islamic. The metaphysical and cosmological framework of the Islamic sciences, in general, arose out of a process of unique comprehension, interpretation, and conceptualization of the fundamental elements as revealed by sacred doctrine. Indeed, in the hand of Muslim masters, the appropriation of as transmitted Greek legacy in which Neoplatonism loomed large, underwent such fundamental transformation, referred to as Islamization, what resulted was a new scholastic legacy no longer receptive of interpretation by any other than Islamic.
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