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Sufism

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  • Saracen Chivalryby Pir Zia Inayat Khan

    Omega Publications, Inc. 2012; US$ 15.99

    Queen Belacane is dying. As a last act, she inscribes a book of counsels, or prince?s mirror, to guide her newborn son on his life?s path. The Queen?s counsels illuminate the way of futuwwa, a tradition of mystical chivalry traced to the Prophet Abraham. If the Prince would unite the chivalries of Christendom and Islam and attain the Cup Mixed with... more...

  • Visionaries of Silenceby Earle H. Waugh

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 11.99

    Founded in the sixteenth century, the Demirdashiya Sufi order in Cairo has played an influential role in Egypt?s public life, and through a line of family sheikhs has channeled the impulses of its Sufi origins into different types of reform. Practicing a visionary form of piety, the Demirdashiya?once legendary for its wealth and secrecy?continues to... more...

  • Pure Gold from the Words of Sayyidi Abd al-Aziz al-Dabbaghby John O'Kane; Bernd Radtke

    BRILL 2007; US$ 245.00

    Around 1720 in Fez Amad b. al-Mubrak al-Lama, a religious scholar, wrote down the words and teachings of the Sufi master Abd al-Azz al-Dabbgh. Al-Dabbgh shunned religious studies but, having reached illumination met with the Prophet Muhammad. more...

  • Beyond Deathby Firoozeh Papan-Matin

    BRILL 2010; US$ 150.00

    The twelfth-century Iranian mystic 'Ayn al-Qudat al-Hamadhani (d. 1131) wrote vividly of his explorations of death as a state of consciousness which he experienced while alive. This state and his visions of Doomsday and the innumerable non-corporeal worlds that lie past the world of matter confront him with paradoxical realities that upset the... more...

  • Sufism and Theologyby Ayman Shihadeh

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 112.00

    Sufism and Theology are two major currents in Islamic thought and religious culture, and over the centuries they have displayed immense diversity and intellectual richness. This book takes a flexible and inclusive approach to these trends, revealing both how Sufis approached theological traditions and themes and practised theology themselves, and how... more...

  • Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novelby Ziad Elmarsafy

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 33.33

    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 intertextual... more...

  • Mystical Dimensions of Islamby Annemarie Schimmel; Carl W. Ernst

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism. This edition brings to a new generation of readers Annemarie Schimmel's historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings through the nineteenth... more...

  • Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbulby B. Deniz Çalis-Kural

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Examining the urban culture and landscapes of Istanbul through Sehrengiz, a genre of Ottoman poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns, this book questions the space culture of the Ottoman world in relation to practices of orthodox and heterodox Islam and imperial politics. The author traces how a sixteenth-century marginal protest... more...

  • Fundamentals Of Rumis Thoughtby Sefik Can

    Tughra Books 2006; US$ 11.99

    This work attempts to present Rumi to the English-speaking world and to shed light on his life as seen from within the Islamic mystical tradition. The knowledge presented in this work comes from Sefik Can, a great expert of Rumi and who used to be the highest authority, Sertariq, of the Mevlevi Sufi order in Turkey until he passed away on January 24,... more...

  • Journey Through Ten Thousand Veilsby Maryam Kabeer Faye

    Tughra Books 2009; US$ 12.99

    Born in a Jewish family, Maryam Kabeer was led to live in India and Nepal, and in monasteries in Europe, and then guided to embrace Islam at the hands of an ancient Sufi Master a few minutes away from the tomb of the Prophet Abraham. She then was guided to study intensively with Sufi Masters around the world. Her journey to the holy places and people... more...