Illuminatio #8
Year IV, Autumn MMXXIII; Featured articles

Editorial

Dear readers, The intention of our/your magazine "Illuminatio/Lighthouse/Almanar" is to provide you with at least a little spiritual air in today's crisis of meaning and humanism so that you may feel happy and satisfied. In this eighth issue, Academician Akšamija takes us/you anew to his đulistan...

Antagonism Between Occidental Definition of Art and Characterization of the Modalities of the qadar/sina at Discourse (first part)

The paper analyzes the relationship between Occidental-Westernized understanding of art and a possible status of art within an integrated discourse – al-thawābit al-islāmiyyah, as well as the aesthetic-metaphysical experience of the traditional Islamic systematization of knowledge – ṣināʿat...

Philosopher of Samarqand: Abu Mansur al-Maturıdı’s Theory of Properties

This article tries to make up a lack of the recognition of the theologian of the Ḥanafī tradition from Samarqand in Transoxiana Abū Manṣūr al-Māturīdī’s philosophical contribution to the Muslim theology in regard to the theory of divine properties. Viewing al-Māturīdī as an early trope theorist,...

Dr Ahmed Smajlović and Orientalism

This work is dedicated to the character and work of Dr Ahmed Smajlović with a focus on his attitude towards Orientalism. The intention is to examine an extent of influence of Orientalism on Arab thought and literature according to dr Smajlović.

A Genial Albanian: Bajram Murati and the Watchdogs of Islam (first part)

This article analyses the biography of Bajram Murati (1930-2013), an Albanian refugee to New Zealand, and the contentions over symbolic spaces and meaning within the New Zealand Muslim community over the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. At the centre of the analysis stand the ongoing negotiations between...

(HIERO) History and Islamic Civilization

This paper tries to penetrate into the merits of Islamic civilization in promoting the progress of humanity and the causes of the decline and withdrawal of Islamic civilization from the global cultural and political scene. The basic thought is that neither the meek nor aggressive civilization has...

The Perfect Man (al-insanu al-kamil) in tafsir, hadith and tasawwuf

In this paper, we tried to show the basic characteristics of the Islamic teaching about the "perfect man", which reached its culmination in Islamic spirituality, i.e., taṣawwuf. The Islamic or taṣawwuf teaching of the Perfect Man cannot possibly be linked to a Christian or Buddhist notion of man,...

Systemic Earthquake and Struggle for the World Order

Ahmet Davutoglu's book comes at a time of another geopolitical upheaval, this time on the European continent, where conventional war was unimaginable, until yesterday.
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