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Routledge Sufi Series


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The Routledge Sufi Series provides short introductions to a variety of facets of the subject, which are accessible both to the general reader and the student and scholar in the field. Each book will be either a synthesis of existing knowledge or a distinct contribution to, and extension of, knowledge of the particular topic. The two major underlying principles of the Series are sound scholarship and readability.

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Sufism and the Perfect Human From Ibn ‘Arabī to al-Jīlī

Sufism and the Perfect Human From Ibn ‘Arabī to al-Jīlī

1st Edition

Fitzroy Morrissey
February 21, 2020

Studying the history of the notion of the ‘Perfect Human’ (al-insān al-kāmil), this book investigates a key idea in the history of Sufism. First discussed by Ibn ‘Arabī and later treated in greater depth by al-Jīlī, the idea left its mark on later Islamic mystical, metaphysical, and political ...

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

Sara Sviri
November 04, 2019

This monograph explores the original literary produce of Muslim mystics during the eighth–tenth centuries, with special attention to ninth-century mystics, such as al-Tustarī, al-Muḥāsibī, al-Kharrāz, al-Junayd and, in particular, al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī. Unlike other studies dealing with the ...

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. ...

Al-Hallaj

Al-Hallaj

1st Edition

Herbert I. W. Mason
July 20, 1995

The life and teachings of Islam's most dramatic and controversial mystic, Husayn ibn Mansur, better known as Al-Hallaj (the reader of hearts)....

Abdullah Ansari of Herat (1006-1089 Ce) An Early Sufi Master

Abdullah Ansari of Herat (1006-1089 Ce) An Early Sufi Master

1st Edition

A. G. Ravan Farhadi
February 29, 1996

Consisting of a bibliographical account of this early Sufi master's childhood, youth, and years as a teacher and spiritual leader, as well as of translations of a selection from his books and treatises, this work traces the life and teachings of Abdullah Ansari - from poverty and destitution as a ...

Ruzbihan Baqli Mysticism and the Rhetoric of Sainthood in Persian Sufism

Ruzbihan Baqli Mysticism and the Rhetoric of Sainthood in Persian Sufism

1st Edition

Carl W. Ernst
February 08, 1996

The first full-length study devoted tothe life and mystical experiences of one of the outstanding figures in Persian Sufism....

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 ...

Sufis and Anti-Sufis The Defence, Rethinking and Rejection of Sufism in the Modern World

Sufis and Anti-Sufis The Defence, Rethinking and Rejection of Sufism in the Modern World

1st Edition

Elizabeth Sirriyeh
October 21, 1998

Despite its continuing appeal in the Muslim world, Sufism has faced fierce challenges in the last 250 years. This volume assesses the evolution of anti-Sufism since the middle of the eighteenth century and Sufi strategies for survival. It also considers the efforts of a few significant Muslim ...

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) ...

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