Mystical Dimensions of Islam

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1975 - 506 Seiten
Mystical Dimensions of Islam presents, for the first time, a balanced historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism_Islamic mysticism_from its beginnings through the nineteenth century. Through her sensitivity and deep understandin
 

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Absolutely essential for anyone who wants a genuine idea about Sufi history and practice. This is the book I would put into someone's hands if they were to ask me, "What's the one book I should read to get my head wrapped around Sufism." Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

1 WHAT IS SUFISM?
3
2 HISTORICAL OUTLINES OF CLASSICAL SUFISM
23
3 THE PATH
98
4 MAN AND HIS PERFECTION
187
5 SUFI ORDERS AND FRATERNITIES
228
6 THEOSOPHICAL SUFISM
259
PERSIAN AND TURKISH MYSTICAL POETRY
287
8 SUFISM IN INDO PAKISTAN
344
APPENDIX 1 Letter Symbolism in Sufi Literature
411
APPENDIX 2 The Feminine Element in Sufism
426
BIBLIOGRAPHY
437
ADDENDUM TO THE BIBLIOGRAPHY
469
INDEX OF KORANIC QUOTATIONS
475
INDEX OF PROPHETIC TRADITIONS
477
INDEX OF NAMES AND PLACES
479
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
497

9 EPILOGUE
403

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Über den Autor (1975)

Annemarie Schimmel was born in Erfurt, Germany on April 7, 1922 and attended the University of Berlin and the University of Marburg. Schimmel has taught at the University of Ankara in Turkey, Harvard University, and Bonn University. Along with writing more than eighty books and essays, Schimmel has translated literature from the Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Sindhi languages into German and English. She was honored on her 75th birthday by having the Annemarie Schimmel Chair for Indo-Muslim Culture established at Bonn University.

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