Books

  1. Anwāriyya, an early 17th century Persian commentary on Suhrawardī’s Ḥikmat al-Ishrāq by Muḥammad Sharīf al-Hirawī, Hossein Ziai, ed. (Tehran 1979).
  2. Philosophy of Mathematics, Hossein Ziai, ed. (Tehran 1980).
  3. Knowledge and Illumination: A Study of Suhrawardī’s Ḥikmat al-Ishrāq, by Hossein Ziai (Atlanta, 1990). Persian translation, Maʿrefat va Eshrāq dar Andisheh-ye Sohravardī, by Sima Noorbakhsh (Tehran 1384/2005).
  4. Shams al-Din Muḥammad Shahrazūri, Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-Ishrāq, critical edition with English and Persian introductions, by Hossein Ziai (Tehran 1993).
  5. Sohravardī, The Book of Radiance (پرتو نامه ), a parallel English–Persian text, edited and translated with an introduction by Hossein Ziai (Costa Mesa, CA: Bibliotheca Iranica, Intellectual Traditions Series, No. 1, 1998).
  6. The Ball and Polo Stick or The Book of Ecstasy, by ʿArifi of Herat, A parallel Persian-English text, edited and translated with an introduction by Wheeler Thackston and Hossein Ziai (Costa Mesa, CA: Bibliotheca Iranica, Intellectual Traditions Series, No. 3, 1999).
  7. The Philosophy of Illumination, a new critical edition of Suhrawardī’s Ḥikmat al-Ishrāq, with English translation, notes, commentary, and introduction by John Walbridge and Hossein Ziai (Provo, UT 1999).
  8. Ibn Kammūna, Al-Tanqihāt fi Sharḥ al-Talwiḥāt, Refinement and Commentary on Suhrawardī’s Intimations: A Thirteenth Century Text on Natural Philosophy and Psychology, critical edition with introduction and analysis by Hossein Ziai and Ahmed Alwishah (Costa Mesa, CA: Bibliotheca Iranica, Intellectual Traditions Series, No. 9, 2002).
  9. Ṣadr al-Din Shirāzi, Addenda on the Commentary on the Philosophy of Illumination: Part One: On the Rules of Thought, critical edition with an introduction, glossary of technical terms and index by Hossein Ziai (Costa Mesa, CA: Bibliotheca Iranica, Intellectual Traditions Series, No. 13, 2010).
  10. Shihāb al-Din Kumījāni, Nūr al-Fu’ād (Inner Light): A Nineteenth Century Persian Text in Illuminationist Philosophy, edited with introduction and notes by Hossein Ziai and Mohammad Karimi Zanjāni Asl (Costa Mesa, CA: Bibliotheca Iranica, Intellectual Traditions Series, No. 14, 2012). (Posthumous publication)

Books Chapters & Encyclopedia Articles

  1. بیرونی و رساله امونیوس Bīrūnī and Ammonius’ Treatise on the ‘Differences of Opinions Concerning Principles’,” in Bīrūnī Memorial Volume. Tehran: Tehran UP, 1976, pp. 185-202 [includes unpublished segments of Ammonius’ treatise, Ikhtilāf al-Ārā’ fi’l-Mabādī’], edited and published for the first time. Download PDF
  2. “Beyond Philosophy: Suhrawardī’s Illuminationist Path to Wisdom,” in Myth and Philosophy, Frank E. Reynolds and David Tracy (eds.). New York: State University of New York Press, 1990. Chapter 8, pp. 215-243. Download PDF
  3. Persian Poetry and Poetic Wisdom: Sources for Manuscript Painting Traditions,” in Dragons, Heroes and Lovers, Pamela R. Miller (ed.). Seattle: Wing Luke Asian Museum, 1991, pp. 10-17.
  4. Source and Nature of Authority: A study of Suhrawardī’s Illuminationist Political Doctrine,” in The Political Aspects of Islamic Philosophy, Charles Butterworth (ed.). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992, pp. 304-344. Download PDF
  5. Definition and the Foundations of Knowledge in Illuminationist Philosophy: Section on Expository Propositions (al-Aqwāl al-Shāriḥa), of [unpublished] al-Mashāri‘ wa al-Muṭāraḥāt,” in Papers in Honor of ‘Ostād’ Javad Mosleh, Borhan Ibneh Yousef (ed.). Los Angeles: Research & Education Center, 1993, pp. 108-130. Download PDF
  6. Ḥāfeẓ˙, Lisān al-Ghayb of Persian Poetic Wisdom,” in Papers in Honor of Annemarie Schimmel, J.C. Bürgel and Alma Giese (eds.). Bern: Verlag Peter Lang, 1995, pp. 449-469. Download PDF
  7. Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyā Suhrawardī,” in Routledge History of World Philosophies, Vol. 1: History of Islamic Philosophy, S.H. Nasr and Oliver Leaman (eds.). London: Routledge, 1995. Part I, Ch. 28, pp. 434-464. Download PDF
  8. The Illuminationist tradition,” in Routledge History of World Philosophies, Vol. 1: History of Islamic Philosophy, S.H. Nasr and Oliver Leaman (eds.). London: Routledge, 1995. Part I, Ch. 29, pp. 465-496. Download PDF
  9. Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī: 17th c. Syncretism in Islamic Philosophy,” in The Routledge History of Islamic Philosophy, S.H. Nasr and Oliver Leaman (eds.). London: Routledge,.1995. Ch. 35, pp. 635-642. Download PDF
  10. Edition and Translation of the Persian Text, Treatise on Substance and Accident, by Suhrawardī,” in Kherad-e Jāvdān: Jashn-Nāmeh-ye Ostād Jalāl-e Āshtiyāni (Papers in Honor of Sayyed Jalāl Āshtiyāni), Ali-Asghar Mohammad-Khāni and Hasan Sayyed-Arab (eds.). Tehran: Farzān-e Rouz, 1998.
  11. Knowledge and Authority in Shī‘ī Philosophy,” in Shī‘ite Heritage: Essays on Classical and Modern Traditions, Linda Clarke (ed.). Binghamton and New York: GLOBAL PUBLICATIONS, Binghamton University, 2001, pp. 359-374. Download PDF
  12. Nūr al-Fu’ād, A Nineteenth-Century Persian Text in Illuminationist Philosophy by Shihāb al-Dīn Kumījānī,” in The Philosophy of Seyyed Hossein NasrThe Library of Living Philosophers Volume XXVIII, Lewis Edwin Hahn, Randall E. Auxier, and Lucian W. Stone, Jr. (eds.). Chicago and La Salle, Illinois: Open Court, 2001, pp. 763-774. Download PDF
  13. Causality in Mullā Sadrā’s Philosophical Text al-Ta’līqât ‘alâ Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-Ishrāq,” in Mulla Sadra & Comparative Philosophy on Causation, Seyed G. Safavi (ed.). London: Salman-Azadeh Publications, 2003 [appeared and distributed in 2006], pp. 93-106. Download PDF
  14. Selections on the Topic ‘Causality’,” in Mulla Sadra & Comparative Philosophy on Causation, Seyed G. Safavi (ed.). London: Salman-Azadeh Publications, 2003 [appeared and distributed in 2006], pp. 107-124. Download PDF
  15. Suhrawardī on Knowledge and the Experience of Light,” in The Experience of Light: Divine Radiance and Religious Experience, Matthew T. Kapstein (ed.). Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 2005, Chapter Two, pp. 25-44. Download PDF
  16. Persian Poetic Wisdom and the Epistemology of ‘Knowledge by Presence,’” in Science, Literature, and Aesthetics, Amiya Dev (ed.), Vol XV, Part 3: History of Science, Philosophy And Culture In Indian Civilization. New Delhi, 2009, Ch. 26, pp. 433-452. Download PDF

Articles

  1. Translations from the Dīvān-i Shams of Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī.” Yale Literary Magazine, New Haven, 1965.
  2. The Bipolar Principle in Rūmī’s Mathnawī,” Mevlānā, Ankara, 1972, pp. 63-86.
  3. Algorithm and Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī,” Algorithm, 2/1 (1979), pp. 31-57.
  4. Truth and Necessity in Mathematics,” by Hilary Putnam, translated by Hossein Ziai, Bulletin of the Iranian Mathematical Society BIMS, no. 9 (winter, 1979), pp. 135-151.
  5. Elements of Intuitionism,” BIMS, no. 11 (summer, 1980).
  6. Modal Propositions in Islamic Philosophy,” BIMS, no. 12 (winter, 1980), pp. 58-74.
  7. Problems in the Philosophy of Mathematics,” Algorithm, 2/2 (1980).
  8. Vision, Illuminationist Methodology and Poetic Language,” Iran Nameh, VIII/1 (winter, 1990), pp. 81-94.
  9. The Manuscript of al-Shajara al-Ilāhiyya, A 13th c. Philosophical Encyclopedia by Shams al Dīn Muḥammad Shahrazūrī,” Iranshenasi, II/1 (spring, 1990), pp. 89-108.
  10. On the Political Doctrine of Illuminationist Philosophy,” Iran Nameh, IX/3 (summer, 1991), pp. 396-410.
  11. Explaining the Philosophical Meaning of Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī’s ‘Metaphysical Philosophy,’ Ḥikmat-e Motaʿāliyeh,” Iranshenasi V/2 (summer, 1993), pp. 354-364.
  12. Entries on Islamic Philosophy,” in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Ted Honderich (ed.), Oxford and London: Oxford University Press, 1995: “Averroës”; “Avicenna”; “al- Ghazālī”; “Ibn Khaldūn”; “Iqbal, Allameh Muhammad”; “Islamic Philosophy”; “al-Kindī”; “Knowledge by Presence (al-‘ilm al-Ḥuḍūrī)”; “Mollā Ṣadrā”; “Mīr Dāmād”; “Mundus Imaginalis” (‘ālam al-khayāl); and “Sohravardī.”
  13. al-Suhrawardī, Shihāb al-Dīn,” in The Encyclopedia of Islam, Second Edition, pp. 781-784.
  14. Dreams, Interpretation of,” in Encyclopedia Iranica, Ehsan Yarshater (ed.), VII/5, 1995, pp. 549-551; last updated, 2011, available at: www.iranicaonline.org/articles/dreams-and-dream-interpretation
  15. Ebn Sahlān Sāvajī,” in Encyclopedia Iranica, Ehsan Yarshater (ed.), VIII, 1997, pp. 52-53; last updated, 2011, available at: www.iranicaonline.org/articles/ebn-sahlan-savaji
  16. Illuminationist Philosophy,” in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward Graig (general ed.). London: Routledge, 1998, vol. 4, pp. 700-703.
  17. سهروردی و سیاست  “Suhravardī va Siyāsat,” in Hasan Seyyed-Arab (ed.), Montakhkabī az Maqālāt-e Fārsī dar-bāreh-ye Shaykh-e Eshrāq Sohravardī, Tehran: Enteshārāt-e Shafī‘ī, 1999, pp. 105-125 (first published in Iran Nameh, IX/3, summer, 1991, pp. 396-410).
  18. Illuminationism,” in Encyclopedia Iranica, Ehsan Yarshater (ed.), XII/6, pp. 670-672, and XIII/1, pp. 1-2, New York: The Encyclopedia Iranica Foundation, 2004; last updated, 2012, available at: www.iranicaonline.org/articles/illuminationism
  19. Suhrawardī, Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyā” [Addendum], in Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Macmillan Reference, second edition, Donald M. Borchert, Editor in Chief, vol. 9, New York: Thomson Gale, 2006, pp. 315-317.
  20. Illuminationism,” in Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Macmillan Reference, second edition, Donald M. Borchert, Editor in Chief, vol. 4, New York: Thomson Gale, 2006, pp. 581-585.
  21. al-Talwīhāt al-Lawhīyya wa al-‘Arshiyya,” in Dāneshnāmeh-ye Jahān-e Islām, Gh.-A. Haddād-ʿĀdel (ed.), VIII, Tehran, 2004, pp. 137-138; available at: lib.eshia.ir/23019/1/3851
  22. Recent trends in Arabic and Persian philosophy,” in The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy, Peter Adamson and Richard C. Taylor (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, chapter 19, pp. 405-425.
  23. Islamic Philosophy,” in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Second Edition. Edited by Ted Honderich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 447-451.
  24. Falsafa,” in The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology, Tim Winters (ed.), Cambridge and London: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp. 55-76.

Bibliotheca Iranica: Intellectual Traditions Series

  1. The Book of Radiance, A Parallel Persian-English Text, Edited and Translated with an Introduction by Hossein Ziai. Bibliotheca Iranica: Intellectual Traditions Series (BI/ITS), No. 1 (1998)
  2. Suhrawardi: The Philosophical Allegories and Mystical Treatises, A Parallel Persian-English Text, Edited and Translated with an Introduction, by Wheeler M. Thackston. BI/ITS, No. 2 (1999)
  3. The Ball and Polo Stick, A Parallel Persian-English Text, Edited and Translated with an Introduction, by W.M. Thackston, Jr. and Hossein Ziai. BI/ITS, No. 3 (1999)
  4. Comparative Literature and Classical Persian Poetics: Seven Essays, by Olga M. Davidson. BI/ITS, No. 4 (1999)
  5. Education, Religion, and the Discourse of Cultural Reform in Qajar Iran, by Monica M. Ringer. BI/ITS, No. 5 (2001)
  6. Nasir-e Khusraw’s Book of Travels, A Parallel Persian-English Text, Edited and Translated from the Persian, with Introduction, Glossaries, and Notes, by Wheeler M. Thackston, Jr. BI/ITS, No. 6 (2001)
  7.  Šahrestānīhā ī Ērānšahr: A Middle Persian Text on Late Antique Geography, Epic, and History, with English and Persian Translations, and Commentary, by Touraj Daryaee. BI/ITS, No. 7 (2002)
  8. Jamālī-yi Dihlawī: The Mirror of Meanings (Mir‘āt al-Ma‘ānī): A Parallel Persian-English Text Translated by A.A. Seyed-Gohrab; Critical Persian Text, by N. Pourjavady. BI/ITS, No. 8 (2002)
  9. Ibn Kammūna, al-Tanqīḥāt fī Sharḥ al-Talwīḥāt: A Thirteenth Century Text on Natural Philosophy and Psychology. Critical Edition, with Introduction and Analysis, by Hossein Ziai and Ahmed Alwishah. Bilingual Edition, BI/ITS, No. 9 (2002)
  10. The Aura of Kings: Legitimacy and Divine Sanction in Iranian Kingship, by Abolala Soudavar. BI/ITS, No. 10 (2003)
  11. Three Memoirs of Homayun: Volume One: Humáyunnáma and Tadhkiratu’l-wáqíát; Volume Two: Táríkh-i Humáyún, translated from the Persian by Wheeler Thackston. Bilingual Edition, BI/ITS, No. 11 (2009)
  12. Poet and Hero in the Persian Book of Kings, by Olga M. Davidson. Second edition, BI/ITS, No. 12 (2006)
  13. Addenda on the Commentary on the Philosophy of Illumination. Part One: On the Rules of Thought, BI/ITS, No. 13 (2010)

Book Reviews

  1. Review of Persian Literature, edited by Ehsan Yarshater. Bibliotheca Persica: Columbia Lectures on Iranian Studies, no. 3; Albany, N.Y.: The Persian Heritage Foundation, SUNY Press, 1988, pp. xi, 526” in Iran Nameh . Vol. VIII, no. 4 (Fall, 1990), pp. 641-650. Download PDF
  2. Review of Shukri B. Abed, Aristotelian Logic and Arabic Language in Alfārābī. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991,” in International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Fall 1992), pp. 708-711. Download PDF
  3. Review of John Walbridge, The Science of Mystic Lights: Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī and the Illuminationist Tradition in Islamic Philosophy. (Cambridge: Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs XXVI: Harvard University Press, 1992), pp. xvii, 296”, in International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 26 (Winter, 1994), pp. 120-124.  Download PDF>
  4. Review of Shams C. Inati, Ibn Sīnā and Mysticism: Remarks and Admonitions, London and New York: Kegan Paul International, 1996, viii + 114 pp.,” in Iranian Studies, Vol. 33, Nos. 1-2 (Winter/Spring 2000), pp. 203-205.

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