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  • The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empireby John J. Curry

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2010; Not Available

    One of more poorly understood aspects of the history of the Ottoman Empire has been the flourishing of Sufi mysticism under its auspices. This study tracks the evolution of the Halveti order from its modest origins in medieval Azerbaijan to the emergence of its influential Sa'bâniyye branch, whose range extended throughout the Empire at the... more...

  • Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journeyby Ian Richard Netton

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    This distinctive comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions - the journey which every believer must make and which leads to the Divine. The author clears away misconceptions and highlights similarities and differences in the thought and lives of six key mystics: Al-Kalabadhi, Al-Daylami,... more...

  • Sufi Narratives of Intimacyby Sa'diyya Shaikh

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood. Reading his works through a critical feminist lens, Sa'diyya Shaikh opens fertile spaces in which new and creative encounters with gender justice in Islam can... more...

  • Sufis and Saints' Bodiesby Scott Kugle

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. Scott Kugle refutes this assertion in the first full study of Islamic mysticism as it relates to the human body. Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century, Kugle demonstrates that literature... more...

  • Ibn al-'Arab? and Islamic Intellectual Cultureby Caner K Dagli

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Ibn al-'Arab? (d. 1240) was one of the towering figures of Islamic intellectual history, and among Sufis still bears the title of al-shaykh al-akbar , or "the greatest master." Ibn al-'Arab? and Islamic Intellectual Culture traces the history of the concept of "oneness of being" ( wahdat al-wuj?d ) in the school of Ibn al- 'Arab?, in order to... more...

  • Sufism and Jewish-Muslim Relationsby Yafiah Katherine Randall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In Israel there are Jews and Muslims who practice Sufism together. The Sufi? activities that they take part in together create pathways of engagement between two faith traditions in a geographical area beset by conflict. Sufism and Jewish Muslim Relations investigates this practice of Sufism among Jews and Muslims in Israel and examines their potential... more...

  • The Drowned Bookby Coleman Barks; John Moyne

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    The Lost Words of the Sufi Master and Father of Rumi Bahauddin, Rumi's father, was not only a major force in the development of Islamic spirituality, but also a deeply influential force in his son's life. In this, the first ever substantial English version of a wonderful but virtually unknown book, Bahauddin proves to be a daring, spiritual genius.... more...

  • The Mystical Poems of Rumi 1by Jalal al Din Rumi; A. J. Arberry

    University of Chicago Press 1974; US$ 14.00

    Rumi, who wrote and preached in Persia during the thirteenth century, was inspired by a wandering mystic, or dervish, named Shams al-Din. Rumi's vast body of poetry includes a lengthy poem of religious mysticism, the Mathnavi, and more than three thousand lyrics and odes. A.J. Arberry, who selected four hundred of the lyrics for translation, calls... more...

  • Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufismby Lloyd Ridgeon

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and interacted with the community necessitating guidance... more...

  • Islam in the Modern Worldby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    The foremost U.S. authority on Islam and, Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses today?s hot button issues?including holy wars, women?s rights, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the future of Moslems in the Middle East?in this groundbreaking discussion of the fastest-growing religion in the world. One of the great scholars in the modern Islamic intellectual... more...