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Sufism

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  • A Spirit of Toleranceby Amadou Ba

    World Wisdom 2007; US$ 9.99

    Tierno Bokar, African mystic and Muslim spiritual teacher, was remarkable for the drama of his life story (which was made into a recent play directed by Peter Brook). His message of religious tolerance and universal love, is profoundly important in a world where different faiths are often at odds with each other more...

  • Sufi Bodiesby Shahzad Bashir

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    Between 1300 and 1500 C.E. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today?s prominent paths and orders. Understanding contemporary Sufism requires a sophisticated analysis of these formative years. Moving beyond a straight account of leaders and movements, Shahzad... more...

  • Sufis and Anti-Sufisby Elizabeth Sirriyeh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Despite its continuing appeal in the Muslim world, Sufism has faced fierce challenges in the last 250 years. This volume assesses the evolution of anti-Sufism since the middle of the eighteenth century and Sufi strategies for survival. It also considers the efforts of a few significant Muslim intellectuals to contemplate a future for a mystical approach... more...

  • Sufis in Western Societyby Markus Dressler; Ron Geaves; Gritt Klinkhammer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic tensions between religious globalization processes and... more...

  • Sufismby Frithjof Schuon; Seyyed Hossein Nasr; James Cutsinger

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    This new edition of Frithjof Schuon's important work, Sufism: Veil and Quintessence, is a fully revised translation from the French original and has an extensive Appendix containing previously unpublished letters and other private writings. more...

  • Sufismby Jean-Louis Michon; Roger Gaetani

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    For hundreds of years, the inner spiritual core of Islam has been the focus of Sufi thinkers. These essays allow the reader to understand the wisdom and history of Sufism. more...

  • Sufismby Mark Sedgwick

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 7.99

    For more than a millennium, Sufism has been the core of the spiritual experience of countless Muslims. As the chief mystical tradition of Islam, it has helped to shape the history of Islamic societies.Although it is the Sufi face of Islam that has often appealed to Westerners, Sufis and Sufism remain mysterious to many in the West, and are still widely... more...

  • Sufismby William C. Chittick

    Oneworld Publications 2007; US$ 14.95

    William C. Chittick, the leading scholar in the field, offers a compelling insight into the origins, context, and key themes of this fascinating movement. After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of some of the greatest Sufi writers among them Ibn Arabi, Baha Walad and Rumi himself to give a fresh and revealing perspective... more...

  • Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novelby Ziad Elmarsafy

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Sufi characters †" saints, dervishes, wanderers †" occur regularly in modern Arabic literature. A select group of novelists to interrogate Sufism as a system of thought and language. In the work of writers like Naguib Mahfouz, Gamal Al-Ghitany, Taher Ouettar, Ibrahim Al-Koni, Mahmud Al-Mas’adi and Tayeb Salih we see a strong... more...

  • Superstition as Ideology in Iranian Politicsby Ali Rahnema

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Examines the endurance and influence of mystical beliefs on political strategy in Iran from the Safavid dynasty to the present. more...