Preface Aim of the Book Beginning of the Book Part One Chapter One:
Explaining the meaning of 'name', 'named' and 'act of naming'
Chapter Two: Explanation of names close in meaning to one another
Chapter Three: On the one name which has different meanings Chapter
Four: On explaining that a man's perfection and happiness consists
in being moulded by the moral qualities of God Part Two Chapter
One: On Explaining the Meanings of God's Ninety-Nine Names Epilogue
to this chapter, and an apology Chapter Two: An Explanation of how
these many names resolve to the essence with seven attributes,
according to the Sunni School Chapter Three: An explanation of how
all of these attributes resolve to a single essence, according to
the school of the Mu'tazilites and the philosophers Part Three
Chapter One: Explaining that the names of God are not limited to
ninety-nine Chapter Two: Explaining the benefits of enumerating
ninety-nine names specifically Chapter Three: Are the names and
attributes applied to God based on divine instruction, or permitted
on the basis of reason? Notes Index of Divine Names Index of
Persons Bibliography General Index
This volume won a British Book Design and Production Award.
The translators of this book are David Burrell and Nazih Daher. David Burrell is Theodore M. Hesburgh Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Nazih Daher is Chairman of the Department of Asian and African Languages at the Foreign Service Institute of the United States Department of State.
...the series as a whole, [is] a significant contribution to our understanding of this key figure in Islamic intellectual thought. -- Oliver Leaman * BRISMES Bulletin *