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Summer 2005

Vol 11, No 1

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In this issue
Martin Lings (1909-2005)

The Heralds

by Martin Lings

Thou Hast Departed

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Do the Religions Contradict One Another?

by Martin Lings

What is the Quranic Doctrine of the Afterlife and How is it Related to Sufism?

by Martin Lings

Shaykh Abū Bakr Sirāj al-Dīn (Martin Lings): A Tribute

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The Departure of Shaykh Abū Bakr Sirāj al-Dīn

by Shaykh Ali Juma`a

A Gentle Soul

by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

On the News of Dr. Lings's Departure to the Other World

by RusmirMahmutćehajić

Martin Lings

by Gai Eaton

A Message of Hope at the Eleventh Hour

by Reza Shah-Kazemi

Life is a Gradual Demonstration

by Aisha Gouverneur

Tribute to Martin Lings

by Terry Moore

Martin Lings: A Personal Testimony

by Muhammad Said

Shaykh Abū Bakr (Martin Lings) and His Aura of Piety

by Hafiz Nevad Kahteran

Alvin Moore, Jr. (1923-2005)

Alvin Moore, Jr.: Request in Pace

by Rama Coomaraswamy

In Memoriam: Alvin Moore, Jr.

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The First Door: The Impossibility of Definition

by RusmirMahmutćehajić

The Cernunnos Mystery: An Aspect of the "Gaulish Mercury"?

by Thierry Jolif

The Traditionalist Critique of Contemporary Economic Theory

by Waleed El-Ansary

Review Articles

Against the Modern World

by Mark Sedgwick

Reviewed by Wilson Eliot Poindexter

The Islamic Garden: A Comprehensive View

Review article by Peter Samsel


Sufi Poems: A Mediaeval Anthology

by Martin Lings

Reviewed by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Journeys East

by Harry Oldmeadow

Reviewed by Wolfgang Smith

Frithjof Schuon: Life and Teachings

by Jean-Baptiste Aymard and Patrick Laude

Reviewed by Harry Oldmeadow

False Dawn

by Lee Penn

Reviewed by Rama Coomaraswamy

Betrayal of Tradition

by Harry Oldmeadow

Reviewed by Angela Bein-Maylon

In Print
Notes on Contributors