- Title Pages
- One Testimony in Counterpoint
- Two The Hospital
- Three The Jinn and the Pictogram: “The Story of My Life”
- Four The Knot of the Soul (and the Cervantes Stage)
- Interlude: Islam and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis
- Five <i>Ta</i><sup>ʿ</sup><i>bīr</i>: Figuration and the “Torment of Life”
- Six The Burning
- Seven Overture: A Topography of the Soul in the Vertigo of History
- Eight <i>Faqīh al-Nafs</i>: The Jurist of the Soul
- Nine Shariʿa Healing: “Knowledge of the Path to the Hereafter”
- Ten Prophetic Medicine and the <i>Ruqya</i>
- Eleven The Jouissance of the Jinn
- Twelve The Psychiatrist and the Imam
- Thirteen Black Bile and the Intractable Jinn: Threshold of the Inorganic
- Fourteen The Argument of <i>Shirk</i> (Idolatry)
- Fifteen Extimacy: The Battlefield of the <i>Nafs</i>
- Sixteen The Writing of the Soul: Soul Choking, Imagination, and Pain
- Seventeen Concluding Movement: The Passion of Zulikha, a Dramaturgy of the Soul
- Index of Characters
- Index of Qurʾan Citations
- General Index
- (p.1) Introduction
- Knot of the Soul
- University of Chicago Press
Illness [is] The Introduction Of The Living To The Existence Of The Subject.
Yet in the earliest times of the Islamic community the word fiqh was used to denote the science of the path of the hereafter, the recognition of the minute evils or subtle afflictions of the soul....
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