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Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī and his Contemporaries

Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī and his Contemporaries

1st Edition

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Sara Sviri
October 21, 2019

This monograph explores the original literary produce of Muslim mystics during the 8th –10th centuries, with special attention to 9th c. mystics, such as al-Tustarī, al-Muḥāsibī, al-Kharrāz, al-Junayd and, in particular, al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī. Unlike other studies dealing with the so-called ‘...

Sufism in Ottoman Egypt: Circulation, Renewal and Authority in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Sufism in Ottoman Egypt: Circulation, Renewal and Authority in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

1st Edition

Rachida Chih
April 18, 2019

This book analyses the development of Sufism in Ottoman Egypt, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Examining the cultural, socio-economic and political backdrop against which Sufism gained prominence, it looks at its influence in both the institutions for religious learning and popular...

Awhad al-Dīn Kirmānī and the Controversy of the Sufi Gaze

Awhad al-Dīn Kirmānī and the Controversy of the Sufi Gaze

1st Edition

Lloyd Ridgeon
November 30, 2017

Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī (d. 1238) was one of the greatest and most colourful Persian Sufis of the medieval period; he was celebrated in his own lifetime by a large number of like-minded followers and other Sufi masters. And yet his form of Sufism was the subject of much discussion within the Islamic...

Islamic Mysticism and Abu Talib Al-Makki: The Role of the Heart

Islamic Mysticism and Abu Talib Al-Makki: The Role of the Heart

1st Edition

Saeko Yazaki
May 31, 2017

Both in everyday language and religious metaphor, the heart often embodies the true self and is considered to be the seat of emotion in many cultures. Many Muslim thinkers have attempted to clarify the nature of Sufism using its metaphorical image, particularly in the tenth and eleventh centuries....

Practicing Sufism: Sufi Politics and Performance in Africa

Practicing Sufism: Sufi Politics and Performance in Africa

1st Edition

Abdelmajid Hannoum
July 14, 2016

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...

Sufism and Jewish-Muslim Relations: The Derekh Avraham Order in Israel

Sufism and Jewish-Muslim Relations: The Derekh Avraham Order in Israel

1st Edition

Yafia Katherine Randall
April 05, 2016

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...

Ibn al-'Arabī and Islamic Intellectual Culture: From Mysticism to Philosophy

Ibn al-'Arabī and Islamic Intellectual Culture: From Mysticism to Philosophy

1st Edition

Caner K Dagli
February 25, 2016

Ibn al-'Arabī (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-'Arabī and Islamic Intellectual Culture traces the history of the concept of "oneness of being" (wahdat al-wujūd)...

Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Study of Jalal al-Din Rumi and Meister Eckhart

Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Study of Jalal al-Din Rumi and Meister Eckhart

1st Edition

Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh
February 03, 2016

Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity offers a comparative study of the works of the Sufi-poet Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) and the practical teachings of the German Dominican, Meister Eckhart (c1260-1327/8). Rumi has remained an influential figure in Islamic mystical discourse since the...

A Psychology of Early Sufi Samâ`: Listening and Altered States

A Psychology of Early Sufi Samâ`: Listening and Altered States

1st Edition

Kenneth S. Avery
May 08, 2015

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...

Ibn Al-Arabi's Fusus Al-Hikam: An Annotated Translation of

Ibn Al-Arabi's Fusus Al-Hikam: An Annotated Translation of "The Bezels of Wisdom"

1st Edition

Binyamin Abrahamov
April 23, 2015

Ibn al-Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam is a translation of one of the most important works written on Islamic Mysticism. Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) is deemed the greatest mystic of Islam and his mystical philosophy has attracted the attention of both Muslims and non-Muslims from his time to the...

Women in Sufism: Female Religiosities in a Transnational Order

Women in Sufism: Female Religiosities in a Transnational Order

1st Edition

Marta Dominguez Diaz
November 11, 2014

Exploring the diverse myriad of female religious identities that exist within the various branches of the Moroccan Sufi Order, Qādiriyya Būdshīshiyya, today, this book evidences a wide array of religious identities, from those more typical of Berber culture, to those characterised by a ‘sober’...

Mulla Sadra and Eschatology: Evolution of Being

Mulla Sadra and Eschatology: Evolution of Being

1st Edition

Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi
September 11, 2014

The book explains Sadrā’s theory of the nature of afterlife. It presents Sadrā’s philosophical premises concerning the nature of human beings and their physical and psychological developments through which Sadrā shows how the afterlife is intimately connected to the nature of the human being and...

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