BOOK REVIEW Mulla Sadra. By Ibrahim Kalin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp.192. Paperback $24. ISBN: 978-0-19-945117-3. Reviewed by Edward Moad Qatar University email@example.com This introduction to the life and thought of Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Yahya Qawami al-Shirazi (Sadr al-Din al Shirazi, or Mulla Sadra), is part of the Makers of Islamic Civilization series, conceived by the Oxford Centre for Islamic studies, edited by Farhan Nizami, and published by Oxford University Press. The self- described aim of the series is to provide a set of introductory texts on outstanding figures in the history of Islamic civilization. This volume represents an important contribution to the literature on a neglected period of Islamic philosophy, by a scholar who is emerging as one of the most important contemporary Muslim thinkers. Ibrahim Kalin states his own aims in the book in terms of its four main chapters. The first is to give a brief account of Mulla Sadra’s life and influence. The second is to describe the cultural and intellectual context in which his thought developed. The third is to introduce Sadra’s main intellectual contribution: his doctrine of the primacy of existence. The fourth provides an overview of Sadra’s thought and assesses
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