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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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Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra An Analysis of the al-hikmah al-'arshiyyah

Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra: An Analysis of the al-hikmah al-'arshiyyah

1st Edition

By Zailan Moris
August 22, 2003

This book examines and analyses the legitimacy of the widely held claim that Mulla Sadra's philosophy (al-hikmah al-muta'aliyyah) is a synthesis of principles and doctrines drawn from revelation (wahy), gnosis ('irfan/ma'rifah) and discursive philosophy (al-hikmah al-bahthiyyah). In Mulla Sadra's ...

Divine Love in Islamic Mysticism The Teachings of al-Ghazali and al-Dabbagh

Divine Love in Islamic Mysticism: The Teachings of al-Ghazali and al-Dabbagh

1st Edition

By Binyamin Abrahamov
March 17, 2011

The two theories of divine love that are examined in this book have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim ideas. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was influenced mainly by Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, while al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who accepted some Ghazâlîan notions, ...

The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism Two Works by Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi - An Annotated Translation with Introduction

The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism: Two Works by Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi - An Annotated Translation with Introduction

1st Edition

By John O'Kane, Bernd Radtke
February 29, 1996

This book provides translations of the earliest Arabic autobiography and the earliest theoretical explanation of the psychic development and powers of an Islamic holy man (Saint, Friend of God)....

Sufis in Western Society Global networking and locality

Sufis in Western Society: Global networking and locality

1st Edition

Edited By Markus Dressler, Ron Geaves, Gritt Klinkhammer
April 09, 2013

In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic ...

Early Mystics in Turkish Literature

Early Mystics in Turkish Literature

1st Edition

By Mehmed Fuad Koprulu
February 06, 2012

This book is a translation of one of the most important Turkish scholarly works of the twentieth century. It was the masterpiece of M.F. Koprulu, one of Turkey’s leading, and most prolific, intellectuals and scholars. Using a wide variety of Arabic, and especially Turkish and Persian sources, ...

Sufi Visionary of Ottoman Damascus 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, 1641-1731

Sufi Visionary of Ottoman Damascus: 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, 1641-1731

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Sirriyeh
November 14, 2011

'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641 to1731) was the most outstanding scholarly Sufi of Ottoman Syria. He was regarded as the leading religious poet of his time and as an excellent commentator of classical Sufi texts. At the popular level, he has been read as an interpreter of symbolic dreams. Moreover,...

Muslim Saints of South Asia The Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries

Muslim Saints of South Asia: The Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries

1st Edition

By Anna Suvorova
April 14, 2011

This book studies the veneration practices and rituals of the Muslim saints. It outlines principal trends of the main Sufi orders in India, the profiles and teachings of the famous and less known saints, and the development of pilgrimage to their tombs in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A detailed ...

Sufi Castigator Ahmad Kasravi and the Iranian Mystical Tradition

Sufi Castigator: Ahmad Kasravi and the Iranian Mystical Tradition

1st Edition

By Lloyd Ridgeon
April 04, 2011

Sufi Castigator investigates the writings of Ahmad Kasravi, one of the foremost intellectuals in Iran. It studies his work within the context of Sufism in modern Iran and mystical Persian literature and includes translations of Kasravi’s writings. Kasravi provides a fascinating topic for those with...

Popular Sufism in Eastern Europe Sufi Brotherhoods and the Dialogue with Christianity and 'Heterodoxy'

Popular Sufism in Eastern Europe: Sufi Brotherhoods and the Dialogue with Christianity and 'Heterodoxy'

1st Edition

By H.T. Norris
March 17, 2011

This is a detailed description of the various Sufi orders and movements which entered into the Balkans, the Crimean peninsula and other parts of Eastern Europe following the Ottoman conquests. Many of the Sufis came from Christian societies, principally from an Eastern Orthodox background, but...

Indian Sufism since the Seventeenth Century Saints, Books and Empires in the Muslim Deccan

Indian Sufism since the Seventeenth Century: Saints, Books and Empires in the Muslim Deccan

1st Edition

By Nile Green
August 06, 2009

Sufism is often regarded as standing mystically aloof from its wider cultural settings. By turning this perspective on its head, Indian Sufism since the Seventeenth Century reveals the politics and poetry of Indian Sufism through the study of Islamic sainthood in the midst of a cosmopolitan Indian ...

The Naqshbandiyya Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition

The Naqshbandiyya: Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition

1st Edition

By Itzchak Weismann
April 29, 2009

The Naqshbandiyya is one of the most widespread and influential Sufi orders in the Muslim world. Having its origins in the Great Masters tradition of Central Asia almost a millennium ago, it played a significant role in the pre-modern history of the Indian subcontinent and the Ottoman Empire, and ...

Striving for Divine Union Spiritual Exercises for Suhraward Sufis

Striving for Divine Union: Spiritual Exercises for Suhraward Sufis

1st Edition

By Qamar-ul Huda
December 06, 2002

This book examines the theological, philosophical and Islamic mystical dimensions of the Suhrawardî sufi order from the 13th to 15th centuries. The Suhrawardîs were a legally grounded and intellectually vibrant sufi order whose mystical path was based on exchanges and debates on the Qur'an and on ...

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