Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Quran, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings

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In one series, the original writings of the universally knowledge teachers of the Catholic protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish and Islamic traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809136193
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Series: Classics of Western Spirituality Series
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 688,307
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Note to the Reader on Translation and Familiarization 5
Introduction 11
Ch. 1 Sources of Islamic Mysticism 29
Ch. 2 Early Sufi Qur'an Interpretation 75
Ch. 3 Qushayri 97
Ch. 4 Rabia 151
Ch. 5 Muhasibi 171
Ch. 6 Sarraj 196
Ch. 7 Bistami 212
Ch. 8 Junayd 251
Ch. 9 Hallaj 266
Ch. 10 Niffari 281
Epilogue 302
Appendix. Shahrastani 304
Chronology of Some Important Figures in the Development of Sufism 321
Notes 322
Selected Bibliography 375
Index of Topics 386
Index of Names 394
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    Needed for any Sufi library

    An excellent anthology of various Sufi masters, including Rabia, Bistami, Hallaj, and 'Arabi. Explanatory notes are included with the material, quite helpful especially for some of the more complex additions. Allows for a perspective on the evolution of Sufi thought, as well as the important influence of pre-Islamic poetry on Sufi literature.

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