The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism

Two Works by Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi - An Annotated Translation with Introduction

By John O'Kane, Bernd Radtke

© 1996 – Routledge

296 pages

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About the Book

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).


'accurate and well-annotated English translations. Taken together, they give the reader a genuine insight into the important writings of this most influential early mystic of Islam.' - Gerhard Bowering, International Journal of Middle East Studies

About the Series

Routledge Sufi 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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General