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Sufism

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  • The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islamby Omid Safi

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    The eleventh and twelfth centuries comprised a period of great significance in Islamic history. The Great Saljuqs, a Turkish-speaking tribe hailing from central Asia, ruled the eastern half of the Islamic world for a great portion of that time. In a far-reaching analysis that combines social, cultural, and political history, Omid Safi demonstrates... more...

  • The Popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325by Nathan Hofer

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    In the 12 th †" 14 th centuries, Sufism (‘Islamic mysticism’) became extraordinarily popular across Egypt. Elites and non-elites, rulers and ruled, the wealthy and the poor, even Jews, all embraced a variety of Sufi ideas and practices. This book is the first systematic investigation of how and why this popularisation occurred.... more...

  • Practical Sufismby Phillip Gowins

    Quest Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    This wise, funny, and compassionate book follows Gowins apprenticeship with Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International. Until now, Pir Vilayat?s order has not had a strong, accessible introduction. This book not only provides that service but is more down-to-earth than most books on Sufism. It also has the advantage... more...

  • The Secret Rose Gardenby Mahmud Shabistari; Florence Lederer; David R. Fidele

    Red Wheel Weiser 2002; US$ 10.00

    Shabistari's Secret Rose Garden (1317 A.D.) must be reckoned among the greatest mystical poetry of any time or land. Treating such themes as the Self and the One, The Spiritual Journey, Time and this Dream-World, and the ecstasy of Divine Inebriation, Shabistari's work is a perennial witness to the capabilities and destiny of humanity. Stressing... more...

  • Spiritual Purification in Islamby Gavin Picken

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a scholar of this discipline, al-H?rith al-Muh?sib?, who lived and worked during... more...

  • Sufi Aestheticsby Cyrus Ali Zargar; Frederick M. Denny

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 58.99

    An approach to understanding Muslim mystics as perceiving divine beauty and human beauty as one reality. more...

  • Sufi Talksby Robert Frager

    Quest Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once a woman brought her son to the thirteenth-century Turkish Sufi master Nasruddin complaining that the boy had an uncontrollable sweet tooth. She asked Nasruddin to tell the boy to stop eating sweets. He said to bring him back in four weeks. When they returned he said, ?Boy, I order you to stop eating sweets!? The mother asked, ?Couldn?t you have... more...

  • Sufism Todayby Catharina Raudvere; Leif Stenberg

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Sufism is the subject of intensive discussion and debate. Yet is is also true that the study of contemporary Sufism has been overlooked by the fields of Middle Eastern, Islamic and religious studies. The networks, political agendas, development of new rituals and the organisation of Sufism, especially in the West, have not been studied comprehensively... more...

  • Sufism and the 'Modern' in Islamby Martin Van Bruinessen; Julia Day Howell

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    Sufism has not only survived into the twenty-first century but has experienced a significant resurgence throughout the Muslim world. Sufism and the 'Modern' in Islam offers refreshing new perspectives on this phenomenon, demonstrating surprising connections between Sufism and Muslim reformist currents, and the vital presence of Sufi ideas and practices... more...

  • Sufism and the Way of Blameby Yannis Toussulis; Robert Abdul Hayy Darr

    Quest Books 2012; US$ 18.95

    Gold Winner of the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award and the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award! This is a definitive book on the Sufi ?way of blame? that addresses the cultural life of Sufism in its entirety. Originating in ninth-century Persia, the ?way of blame? (Arab. malamatiyya) is a little-known tradition within larger Sufism that focused... more...