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Sufism & Islamic mysticism

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Jesus the Sufi The Lost Dimension of Christianity (Second Edition)

Jesus the Sufi The Lost Dimension of Christianity (Second Edition)

Author: Max Gorman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Special Illumination

Special Illumination

Author: Idries Shah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Special Illumination

Special Illumination

Author: Idries Shah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Special Illumination

Special Illumination

Author: Idries Shah Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2018

The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan Vol. II The Mysticism of Sound

The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan Vol. II The Mysticism of Sound

Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2018

Rumi's Sun The Teachings of Shams of Tabriz

Rumi's Sun The Teachings of Shams of Tabriz

Author: Shams of Tabriz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2018

Rumi Comes to America How the Poet of Mystical Love Arrived on Our Shores

Rumi Comes to America How the Poet of Mystical Love Arrived on Our Shores

Author: Bruce Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2017

Sufism A New History of Islamic Mysticism

Sufism A New History of Islamic Mysticism

Author: Alexander Knysh Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2017

A pathbreaking history of Sufism, from the earliest centuries of Islam to the present After centuries as the most important ascetic-mystical strand of Islam, Sufism saw a sharp decline in the twentieth century, only to experience a stunning revival in recent decades. In this comprehensive new history of Sufism from the earliest centuries of Islam to today, Alexander Knysh, a leading expert on the subject, reveals the tradition in all its richness. Knysh explores how Sufism has been viewed by both insiders and outsiders since its inception. He examines the key aspects of Sufism, from definitions and discourses to leadership, institutions, and practices. He devotes special attention to Sufi approaches to the Qur'an, drawing parallels with similar uses of scripture in Judaism and Christianity. He traces how Sufism grew from a set of simple moral-ethical precepts into a sophisticated tradition with professional Sufi masters (shaykhs) who became powerful players in Muslim public life but whose authority was challenged by those advocating the equality of all Muslims before God. Knysh also examines the roots of the ongoing conflict between the Sufis and their fundamentalist critics, the Salafis--a major fact of Muslim life today. Based on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, Sufism is an indispensable account of a vital aspect of Islam.

It's Not Just Academic! Essays on Sufism and Islamic Studies

It's Not Just Academic! Essays on Sufism and Islamic Studies

Author: Carl W Ernst Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2017

This collection of articles by Carl W Ernst summarizes over 30 years of research, recovering and illuminating remarkable examples of Islamic culture that have been largely overlooked, if not forgotten. It opens with reflections on teaching Islam, focusing on major themes such as Sufism, the Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and Arabic literature. The importance of public scholarship and the questionable opposition between Islam and the West are also addressed. The articles that follow explore multiple facets of Sufism, the ethical and spiritual tradition that has flourished in Muslim societies for over a thousand years. The cumulative effect is to move away from static Orientalist depictions of Sufism and Islam through a series of vivid and creative case studies.

Al-Ghazali: the Mysteries of Purification

Al-Ghazali: the Mysteries of Purification

Author: Al-Ghazali Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2017