Introduction 1 Avicenna: a Biography 2 Divine and Celestial Knowledge in Relation to Determinism 3 Al-Ghazali: A Biography 4 Al-Maqsad Al-Asna Fisharh Ma'Ani Asma' Allah Al-Husna 5 Ibn Arabi: A Biography 6 The A'yan Thabita and the Realm of Responsibility in the Divine Qada Conclusive Remarks
Maria De Cillis is a Research Associate and the Shi'i Studies Co-ordinator at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, Department of Academic Research and Publications, London. Her research interests focus on the Islamic tradition in the formative period, including Islamic theology, the study of the Qur'an, Islamic philosophy, Islamic spirituality and mysticism.
"I think that some of the important ideas that the author presents ...might provide a useful basis for further investigation of the relation between Ibn 'Arabi's theosophy and the philosophical thought of Ibn Sina." - Salman Bashier, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute