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Sufism

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  • Le soufismeby Aurélie Godefroy

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Qu?est-ce que le soufisme ? « C?est que Dieu te fasse mourir à toi-même afin de te ressusciter en Lui », répondait l?un de ses maîtres, Junayd? Les soufis, mystiques de l?islam, regroupés autour de cheikhs au sein de multiples confréries, cherchent l?union avec Dieu. Souvent poètes ou musiciens, ils privilégient l?expérience directe du divin... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Sufismby John Renard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 129.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Sufism contains a chronology, an introduction, glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, major historical figures and movements, practices, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an... more...

  • 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...

  • Practicing Sufismby Abdelmajid Hannoum

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Islam in Africa is deeply connected with Sufism, and the history of Islam is in a significant way a history of Sufism. Yet even within this continent, the practice and role of Sufism varies across the regions. This interdisciplinary volume brings together histories and experiences of Sufism in various parts of Africa, offering case studies on... 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...