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Routledge Sufi Series


About the Series

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

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

1st Edition

By Caner K Dagli
February 26, 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

By Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh
February 04, 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

By Kenneth S. Avery
May 07, 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

By Binyamin Abrahamov
April 14, 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

By Marta Dominguez Diaz
December 05, 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

By Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi
September 12, 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 ...

Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism A History of Sufi-Futuwwat in Iran

Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism: A History of Sufi-Futuwwat in Iran

1st Edition

By Lloyd Ridgeon
March 27, 2014

Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and ...

Spiritual Purification in Islam The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi

Spiritual Purification in Islam: The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi

1st Edition

By Gavin Picken
March 27, 2014

Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a scholar of this ...

Sufi Ritual The Parallel Universe

Sufi Ritual: The Parallel Universe

1st Edition

By Ian Richard Netton
June 07, 2000

This study reveals the world of Sufi ritual with particular reference to two major Sufi orders. It examines the ritual and practices of these orders and surveys their organisation and hierarchy, initiation ceremonies, and aspects of their liturgy such as dhikr (litany) and sama (mystical concert). ...

Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination

Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination

1st Edition

By Mehdi Amin Razavi Aminrazavi
December 16, 1996

Shihab al-Din Yahya Suhrawardi, also known as Shaikh al-ishraq or the Master of Illumination, lived in the sixth century AH / twelfth century CE.His thoughts form a consistent and coherent philosophical system, and a close study of his writings in Persian reveals a theory of knowledge generally ...

Sufism and Society Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World, 1200–1800

Sufism and Society: Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World, 1200–1800

1st Edition

Edited By John Curry, Erik Ohlander
March 07, 2014

In recent years, many historians of Islamic mysticism have been grappling in sophisticated ways with the difficulties of essentialism. Reconceptualising the study of Islamic mysticism during an under-researched period of its history, this book examines the relationship between Sufism and society in...

Persian Sufi Poetry An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems

Persian Sufi Poetry: An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems

1st Edition

By J. T. P. de Bruijn
April 18, 1997

Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the tradition: the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry and symbolic narrative....

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