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- Oneworld Publications 2007; US$ 7.99
William C. Chittick, the leading scholar in the field, offers a compelling insight into the origins, context, and key themes of this fascinating movement. After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of some of the greatest Sufi writers among them Ibn Arabi, Baha Walad and Rumi himself to give a fresh and revealing perspective... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Exploring the diverse myriad of female religious identities that exist within the various branches of the Moroccan Sufi Order, Q?diriyya B?dsh?shiyya, today, this book evidences a wide array of religious identities, from those more typical of Berber culture, to those characterised by a ?sober? approach to Sufism, as well as those that denote New Age... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 52.99
In Reasoning with God renowned Islamic scholar Khaled Abou El Fadl explores the role of Shari?ah in today?s world, for both Muslims and non-Muslims. After a prologue that explains Shari?ah in depth, Abou El Fadl wrestles with the moral trajectory of contemporary Islam and highlights the way Shari?ah can revitalize and reengage Islam today.... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
This topic divides people - and it will divide readers of this book too. Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling, and those who argue against it are often criticised, or worse. But, according to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the veil throws up a number of concerns, from questions of health and freedom of choice to issues of gender... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 34.99
Between 1300 and 1500 C.E. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today?s prominent paths and orders. Understanding contemporary Sufism requires a sophisticated analysis of these formative years. Moving beyond a straight account of leaders and movements, Shahzad... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Presenting a political history and sociology of Moroccan Sufism from colonialism to the modern day, this book studies the Sufi model of Master and Disciple in relation to social and political life, comparing the different eras of acquiescent versus dissident Sufism. This comparative fieldwork study offers new perspectives on the connection between... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.50
The visible increase in religious practice among young European-born Muslims has provoked public anxiety. New government regulations seek not only to restrict Islamic practices within the public sphere, but also to shape Muslims', and especially women's, personal conduct. Pious Practice and Secular Constraints chronicles the everyday ethical struggles... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95
Islamic counselling is a form of counselling which incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. Until now there has been little material available on the subject with no one agreed definition of Islamic counselling and what it involves. There has also been a rapidly growing population of Muslims in Western societies with a corresponding... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 7.99
For more than a millennium, Sufism has been the core of the spiritual experience of countless Muslims. As the chief mystical tradition of Islam, it has helped to shape the history of Islamic societies.Although it is the Sufi face of Islam that has often appealed to Westerners, Sufis and Sufism remain mysterious to many in the West, and are still widely... more...
- 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...