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Words of wisdom: Epicurus’ letter on happiness

Epicurus (341–270 b.C.) was an ancient Greek philosopher and sage who founded a highly influential school of philosophy now called Epicureanism. Epicurus’ Epistle to Menoeceus (also called Letter on happiness) is a summary of the ethical teachings of Epicurean philosophy written in the epistolary literary style, and addressed to his student Menoeceus. It addresses theology,  Full Article…


The Knowledge: ILM علم‎

Ilm (Arabic: علم‎ “knowledge”) is the Arabic term for knowledge. However central the idea of ‘ilm to Islamic intellectual culture, it was an essentialist concept, assumed to be a fixed and identifiable (if undefined) object or fact. It has a much wider connotation than its synonyms in English and other western languages. “Knowledge” does not  Full Article…