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Early Sufi Women: Dhikr An-Niswa Al-Muta 'Abbidat as Sufiyyat
     

Early Sufi Women: Dhikr An-Niswa Al-Muta 'Abbidat as Sufiyyat

by Abu 'abd ar-Rahman as-Sulami, Rkia Elaroui Cornell (Editor), Rhia E. Cornell (Editor), Abu 'Abd AR-Rahman As-Sulami
 

This earliest known work in Islam devoted entirely to women's spirituality was written by the Persian Sufi Abu 'Abd ar-Rahman as-Sulami. The long-lost text provides portraits of 80 Sufi women who lived in the central Islamic lands between the 8th and 11th centuries C.E. As spiritual masters and exemplars of Islamic piety, they served as respected teachers and

Overview

This earliest known work in Islam devoted entirely to women's spirituality was written by the Persian Sufi Abu 'Abd ar-Rahman as-Sulami. The long-lost text provides portraits of 80 Sufi women who lived in the central Islamic lands between the 8th and 11th centuries C.E. As spiritual masters and exemplars of Islamic piety, they served as respected teachers and guides in the same way as did Muslim men, often surpassing men in their understanding of Sufi doctrine, the Qur'an, and Islamic spirituality. This bilingual edition includes pages from 10th-century manuscript.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887752060
Publisher:
Fons Vitae of Kentucky, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
FONS VITAE
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

As-Sulami, the great systematizer of Sufi doctrine, originally wrote this work as an appendix to his Tabaqat, which only includes hagiographical notices on male saints.

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