Muslim Women Mystics: The Life and Work of Rabi'a and Other Women Mystics in Islam / Edition 2

Muslim Women Mystics: The Life and Work of Rabi'a and Other Women Mystics in Islam / Edition 2

by Margaret Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851682503

ISBN-13: 9781851682508

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Oneworld Publications


Focusing on Rabi'a of Basra, a woman of unique personality and a true mystic, Margaret Smith's comprehensive book highlights women's contributions to the rich heritage of Islam. Surveying the female saints of the Muslim world, her authoritative work provides a unique insight into a lesser-known aspect of the development of Islamic mysticism.  See more details below

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Focusing on Rabi'a of Basra, a woman of unique personality and a true mystic, Margaret Smith's comprehensive book highlights women's contributions to the rich heritage of Islam. Surveying the female saints of the Muslim world, her authoritative work provides a unique insight into a lesser-known aspect of the development of Islamic mysticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851682508
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
Survey of Sources2
Part IThe Life of Rabi'a
1.Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya: Her Birth and Early Years19
2.Rabi'a's Choice of Celibacy29
3.Rabi'a's Asceticism and Prayer-Life40
4.Miracles53
5.Rabi'a's Declining Years61
Part IIRabi'a's Teaching and Writings
6.The Sufi Doctrine71
7.Repentance, Patience, Gratitude77
8.Hope and Fear89
9.Poverty, Renunciation, Unification, Dependence98
10.Love, Gnosis, the Vision, Union113
Part IIIWomen Mystics in Islam
11.The Position of Woman in Muslim Lands141
12.The Position Attained by the Woman Saint167
13.Celibacy and the Monastic Life195
14.The Communion of Saints206
15.The Cult of Women Saints in Modern Islam221
List of Authors Quoted237
Index IProper Names and Titles243
Index IISubjects248
Index IIITechnical Terms250

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