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Islam& Islamic Philosophy : Dr Karim Esmail

"Islam is one of the great religions of the world.This course is an introduction to Islam: to its early historical development; to its key text and beliefs and practices; and to its main mystical element, Sufism. It is also an introduction to the transmission of Greek thought to the Arab/Muslim world. Finally, it is an introduction to some of the key elements in the thoughts of some of its great philosophers."

Tutor: Dr Karim Esmail

"Dr Karim Esmail was educated at Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College, London, and Harvard. Formerly, Research Fellow, Oxford and Burney Student, Cambridge. Visiting Fellow, Harvard. Acting Director of Studies (Philosophy & Religious Studies), Cambridge. He lectures at Oxford, Cambridge and London."