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Sufism

  • Ibn al-'Arabi and the Sufisby Binyamin Abrahamov

    Anqa Publishing 2014; US$ 21.99

    Ibn al-'Arabi and the Sufis is a fascinating and groundbreaking analysis of the extent to which various major Sufi figures contributed to the mystical philosophy of Ibn al-'Arabi. While recent scholarship has tended to concentrate on his teachings and life, little attention has been paid to the influences on his thought. Each chapter is dedicated... more...

  • Divine Love in Islamic Mysticismby Binyamin Abrahamov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The two theories of divine love that are examined in this book have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim ideas. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was influenced mainly by Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, while al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who accepted some Ghazâlîan notions, developed a theory of divine love that can be traced back... more...

  • Sufism and Surrealismby Adonis

    Saqi 2013; US$ 16.03

    At first glance Sufism and Surrealism appear to be as far removed from one another as is possible. Adonis, however, draws convincing parallels between the two, contesting that God, in the traditional sense does not exist in Surrealism or in Sufism, and that both are engaged in parallel quests for the nature of the Absolute, through ‘holy madness?... more...

  • Letters of a Sufi Scholarby Samer Akkach

    BRILL 2010; US$ 232.00

    For the first time, this book presents the original Arabic texts of a ~Abd al-GhanA al-NAbulusAa (TM)s letters, along with selected translations and fresh insights into the culture of correspondence, postal history, and main theological debates in the early modern period of Islam. more...

  • Mulla Sadra and Eschatologyby Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The book explains Sadr??s theory of the nature of afterlife. It presents Sadr??s philosophical premises concerning the nature of human beings and their physical and psychological developments through which Sadr? shows how the afterlife is intimately connected to the nature of the human being and how it is a natural stage of the evolution of each individual... more...

  • Sufism and Deconstructionby Ian Almond

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Examinung a series of common features in the works of Derrida and the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi, considered to be one of the most influential figures in Islamic thought, the author addresses the significant absence of attention on the relationship between Islam and Derrida. Presenting a deconstructive perspective on Ibn 'Arabi, the book's features include:... more...

  • Discourses of Rumiby A.J Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 72.95

    Reprint of the 1961 classic study of the discourses of the founder of the order of Whirling Dervishes. more...

  • Conference of the Birdsby Farid Al-Din Attar

    Red Wheel Weiser 2001; US$ 12.95

    First written in the 12th century, Conference of the Birds is an allegory of extreme measures for extreme times -- the story of birds seeking a king is the story of all of us seeking God. Like the birds, we may be excited for the journey, until we realize that we must give up our fears and hollow desires, that our journey will be long and hard.... more...

  • The Conference of the Birds (Bird Parliament)by Farid ud-Din Attar

    Digireads.com Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Farid ud-Din Attar (1145/46 – 1221) was a Persian poet, druggist, and social theorist of Sufism, who wrote much of his poetry while treating hundreds of patients a day with his herbal remedies. As a young man he made a pilgrimage to Mecca, and sought wisdom during his travels in Egypt, Damascus and India. His masterpiece, "The Conference... more...

  • Psychology of Early Sufi Sama`by Kenneth S. Avery

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Avery explores the psychology of altered states among the early Sufis. It examines samâ` - listening to ritual recitation, music and certain other aural phenomena - and its effect in inducing unusual states of consciousness and behaviours. The focus is on the earliest personalities of the Islamic mystical tradition, as mediated by texts from the tenth... more...