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Sufism & Islamic mysticism

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Unveiling Sufism From Manhattan to Mecca

Unveiling Sufism From Manhattan to Mecca

Author: William Rory Dickson, Meena Sharify-Funk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2017

In contrast to most introductory texts on Sufism, this work begins not with the historical past, but with the contemporary present. Beginning with Sufism as it is lived today, each chapter further unveils the complexities of Sufism, journeying through a variety of historical, political, and cultural contexts, moving deeper into the past, and closer to the origin and heart of Sufism. This geneological framework will enable the reader to understand the patterns of connection between contemporary manifestations of Sufism and past realities. To ensure that the full range of Sufism's varied expressions is taken into account, each chapter is divided into four sections: Politics and Power, Philosophy and Metaphysics, Arts and Culture, and Overview of Historical Developments. Dividing chapters into these four broad categories enables the book to highlight some of the ways in which Sufism has influenced Muslim politics, philosophy, art, and culture in each historical period. In each category the relevant issues are illustrated through detailed case studies, whether of a particular Sufi figure, place, artistic expression, or philosophical view. This allows the reader to develop a genuinely three-dimensional appreciation of Sufism, neither reducing it to a private mystical experience divorced from social expression, nor limiting the tradition to historical names and dates.

Unveiling Sufism From Manhattan to Mecca

Unveiling Sufism From Manhattan to Mecca

Author: William Rory Dickson, Meena Sharify-Funk Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2017

In contrast to most introductory texts on Sufism, this work begins not with the historical past, but with the contemporary present. Beginning with Sufism as it is lived today, each chapter further unveils the complexities of Sufism, journeying through a variety of historical, political, and cultural contexts, moving deeper into the past, and closer to the origin and heart of Sufism. This geneological framework will enable the reader to understand the patterns of connection between contemporary manifestations of Sufism and past realities. To ensure that the full range of Sufism's varied expressions is taken into account, each chapter is divided into four sections: Politics and Power, Philosophy and Metaphysics, Arts and Culture, and Overview of Historical Developments. Dividing chapters into these four broad categories enables the book to highlight some of the ways in which Sufism has influenced Muslim politics, philosophy, art, and culture in each historical period. In each category the relevant issues are illustrated through detailed case studies, whether of a particular Sufi figure, place, artistic expression, or philosophical view. This allows the reader to develop a genuinely three-dimensional appreciation of Sufism, neither reducing it to a private mystical experience divorced from social expression, nor limiting the tradition to historical names and dates.

The Mystics of al-Andalus Ibn Barrajan and Islamic Thought in the Twelfth Century

The Mystics of al-Andalus Ibn Barrajan and Islamic Thought in the Twelfth Century

Author: Yousef (University of Chicago) Casewit Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/2017

The twelfth century CE was a watershed moment for mysticism in the Muslim West. In al-Andalus, the pioneers of this mystical tradition, the Mu'tabirun or 'Contemplators', championed a synthesis between Muslim scriptural sources and Neoplatonic cosmology. Ibn Barrajan of Seville was most responsible for shaping this new intellectual approach, and is the focus of Yousef Casewit's book. Ibn Barrajan's extensive commentaries on the divine names and the Qur'an stress the significance of God's signs in nature, the Arabic bible as a means of interpreting the Qur'an, and the mystical crossing from the visible to the unseen. With an examination of the understudied writings of both Ibn Barrajan and his contemporaries, Ibn al-'Arif and Ibn Qasi, as well as the wider socio-political and scholarly context in al-Andalus, this book will appeal to researchers of the medieval Islamic world and the history of mysticism and Sufism in the Muslim West.

Little Book of Mystical Secrets

Little Book of Mystical Secrets

Author: Maryam Mafi Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2017

At long last, an accessible little book that focuses on the teachings of Rumi's teacher and inspiration, Shams of Tabriz. Included in this slim, charming volume is a biographical sketch of the great Sufi teacher and mystic and a new translation of 500 of his core teachings that bring into fresh focus the meaning and mysteries of life and love. There are many books on Rumi and many translations of his works and yet most readers are unaware of how Rumi became a mystic. Shams, an Arabic word that means the sun, was the catalyst that converted the rather resolute and ascetic Rumi, the cleric and teacher, into Rumi, the passionate disciple of the religion of love. He was the agent of the propulsive mystical energy that transformed Rumi the reticent into Rumi the ecstatic poet. Rumi lovers, spiritual seekers and devotees of the mystical path will meet this little book of wisdom and mystical secrets with enthusiasm. 'I shall not place you in my heart, For you may get hurt by its wounds. I won't keep you in my eyes,For I may belittle you andexpose you to the ridicule of common men. I will hide you inside my soul, not in my heart or in my eyes,so that you may become one with my breath.

The Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib

The Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib

Author: Muhammad Ibn Al-Habib Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2017

A Sufi Apologist of Nishapur The Life and Thought of Abu Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sulami

A Sufi Apologist of Nishapur The Life and Thought of Abu Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sulami

Author: S. Z. Chowdhury Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2017

Abu cAbd al-Rahman Muhammad b. al-Husayn al-Sulami (d.412/1021) lived in the 3rd and 4th century AH / 9th and 10th century CE. He was born in the city of Nishapur, one of the most renowned cities in the Islamic world. He was part of a line of earlier Sufi figures who attempted to defend the cardinal tenets of Sufism from accusations of heresy. However al-Sulami's surpassed his predecessors by amassing a corpus of antecedent mystical dicta from the architects of Islamic mysticism and substantiating them with transmission channels (isnad) or grounding them in a core teaching of the Prophet Muhammad. This study demonstrates that al-Sulami was an accomplished mystic. It outlines his life and times and surveys in full all his works as far as they can be identified. Moreover, the important sources that shaped the development and impression of his thinking and modality of transforming the ego-self (nafs) are presented in detail bringing together earlier and current academic scholarship on him.

Icimden Geldigi Gibi

Icimden Geldigi Gibi

Author: Oz'un Ifadesi Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

Gokyuzunun saclarA na astA m umutlarA mA , Dusunden vurulanlar icin, Varsa nasipte kA smette, kim bilir belki beni vesile kA larsA n, YaralarA nA sarmak isteyenlere... RA zkA m senin lutfecegin maneviyattA rDagA tmak olsun nasibim, elimi erdirecegin cumle kullarA ndan dilediklerine...! * * *HoAY geldin ocuk, gzel geldin, ne hikayeler okudun, ne hikayeler dinledin... Kimi zaman, yazarlardan etkilendin, Bu yzden deAYil midir? BaAYkalarA yazA yor AYimdi hikayemi; BaAYkalarA da bende okuyacak kendi hikayelerini dedin... Kimi gn soluksuz, aklA nA kaybedercesine doyurdun zihnini,Sonra katA k ettin kendindekileri, harmanladA n ne var ne yoksa hepsini,Vaktinden nce mi geldin?HayA r, aslA nda gelmek iin A kmadA n ki yola,Kendinleydi syleAYin,Yol getirdi seni buralara,HoAY geldin ocuk,..!Bir tohum ekersin gnlne, arA misali her iekten bir toz biriktirirsin zihninde.... Kim bilir belli mi olur? Yediveren gllerin biter 72 dilde, varsa nasipte kA smette, anlaAYA lA r olur dilden dile...! AzeytanlarA susturursun, baAYlanA verir dili ayaAYA Rabbim dilerse..! Cehennemi kapatmak olur niyetin belki hadsizce..! E-Kitap YayA ncA lA k z'n A fadesiA imden GeldiAYi Gibi;E-Kitap olarak Trkiye'de, ve YurtdA AYA nda, tm online eKitap marketlerde okura sunulmuAYtur..(Bu kitabA n gelirlerinin bir kA smA sokakta yaAYayan hayvan dostlarA mA za baAYA AYlanacaktA r)

Islam, the Faith of Love and Happiness

Islam, the Faith of Love and Happiness

Author: Haidar Bagir Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2017

This message is vitally important in our dangerously polarised world. - Karen Armstrong Islam, the Faith of Love and Happiness offers an antidote [...] by presenting the heart of Islam. - John L. Esposito What does Islam teach us about the pursuit of happiness? How can we gain true happiness in this life before the next? Through touching stories, humorous anecdotes, and profound insights into the spiritual realm that draw on sacred Islamic teachings, Dr Bagir's work shines a brilliant light into the darknesses that all too often overwhelm us.This volume consists of 29 short and inspirational chapters that take the reader on a spiritual quest to overcome the soul's maladies and experience true happiness.