William Chittick

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William C. Chittick
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Born Milford, Connecticut
Institutions Stony Brook University

William C. Chittick is a leading translator and interpreter of classical Islamic philosophical and mystical texts. He is best known for his groundbreaking work on Rumi and Ibn 'Arabi, and has written extensively on the school of Ibn 'Arabi, Islamic philosophy, and Islamic cosmology.

Biography[edit]

Born in Milford, Connecticut, Chittick finished his BA at the College of Wooster in Ohio, and then went on to complete a PhD in Persian literature at Tehran University under the supervision of Seyyed Hossein Nasr in 1974. He taught comparative religion at Tehran's Aryamehr Technical University and left Iran before the revolution. Chittick is currently Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University.

Major Works[edit]

Books

Edited Volumes

Translations

  • A Shi'ite Anthology (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1981). ISBN 978-0-87395-510-2
  • Fakhr al-Din 'Iraqi, Divine Flashes. Translated with P. L. Wilson (New York: Paulist Press, 1982). ISBN 978-0-8091-2372-8
  • Zayn al-'Abidin, The Psalms of Islam. Translated and Introduced (London: Muhammadi Trust, 1988). ISBN 91-631-6505-8
  • Faith and Practice of Islam: Three Thirteenth Century Sufi Texts (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992). ISBN 978-0-7914-1367-8
  • 'Abd al-Rahman Jami, Gleams. Translated in Sachiko Murata, Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light: Wang Tai-yu's Great Learning of the Pure and Real and Liu Chih's Displaying the Concealment of the Real Realm (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000). ISBN 978-0-7914-4638-6
  • Mulla Sadra, The Elixir of the Gnostics. Translated, Edited, and Introduced (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 2003). ISBN 978-0-934893-70-1
  • Shams al-Din Tabrizi, Me and Rumi: The Autobiography of Shams-i Tabrizi. Annotated and Translated (Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 2004). ISBN 978-1-887752-52-7
  • Ibn 'Arabi, select translations from The Meccan Revelations. Translated in Michel Chodkiewicz (ed.), The Meccan Revelations (New York: Pir Press, 2004). ISBN 978-1-879708-16-7
  • Khwaja Khurd, Treatise on the Gnostic and The Light of Oneness. Translated in Chittick, In Search of the Lost Heart.
  • Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi, The Texts. Translated in Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Mehdi Aminrazavi (eds.), An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, vol. 4 (London: I.B. Tauris in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2012). ISBN 978-1-848857490
  • Rashid al-Din Maybudi, select translations from The Unveiling of the Mysteries and the Provisions of the Pious (2014). Available online at Altafsir.com.
  • Aqa Muhammad Rida Qumsha'i, On the Oneness of Existence, or Rather, the Existent and Addendum to the Ringstone on Seth from 'The Ringstones of Wisdom': On the Topics of Friendship. Translated in Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Mehdi Aminrazavi (eds.), An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, vol. 5 (London: I.B. Tauris in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2014). ISBN 978-1848857506

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