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The Book of Language: A Deep Glossary of Islamic and English Spiritual Terms

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The spiritual vocabulary of the Islamic tradition offers profound and enlightening concepts that do not easily lend themselves to English translation. Serving as both a translation guide and a glossary, this book clarifies 150 key spiritual, philosophical, and metaphysical Quranic terms in English, from ahl, Allah, and amanah to will, worship, and witnessing. Essays are in ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by The Book Foundation
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Dec 07, 2015 Saz rated it liked it
Shelves: islam, nonfiction
I enjoyed reading this book! It was very insightful, and I was excited after being able to use some of the spiritual/philosophical contents of the book in my daily discussions and conversations.
Also, the glossary (which makes up the bulk of the book) is a very good resource for non-native Arabic speakers or anybody who wants to better understand some very misunderstood words found in the Quran. Arabic is a versatile language and some words can be used in multiple contexts, have multiple meaning
Jan 07, 2013 Naomi rated it really liked it
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A terrifically helpful and enlightening introduction to basic Islamic spiritual terms, and English spiritual terms in common use, Helminski carefully explores key phrases. The introductory essay by Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad is a philosophical gem in its own right, addressing epistemology from an Islamic perspective.
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If you want to understand the Koran, Rumi or any Sufi book you need this dictionary.
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