Sufi Essays / Edition 3

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In this compact volume, the author, the renowned Islamic scholar, combines his research into Sufi doctrine and history with a rich account of the spiritual and metaphysical significance of Sufism as a living tradition.
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A collection of articles written by Mrs. Pankhurst and her daughters during the Suffragist campaign, 1903-1914. Well known Islamic scholar Nasr combines an account of the history and doctrine of the mystical sect, the Sufis, with a description of its spiritual and metaphysical significance as a living tradition dealing with problems of the contemporary world. Paper edition unseen, $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781871031416
  • Publisher: Kazi Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1985
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 1,191,378
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
I Sufism and the Perennity of the Mystical Quest 25
II Sufism, and the Integration of Man 43
III Revelation, Intellect and Reason in the Quran 52
IV The Sufi Master as Exemplified in Persian Sufi Literature 57
V The Spiritual States in Sufism 68
VI Man in the Universe: Permanence Amidst Apparent Change 84
VII Seventh-century Sufism and the School of Ibn 'Arabi 97
VIII Shi'ism and Sufism: their Relationship in Essence and in History 104
IX Islam and the Encounter of Religions 123
X The Ecological Problem in the Light of Sufism: The Conquest of Nature and the Teachings of Eastern Science 152
XI What Does Islam Have to Offer to the Modern World? 164
XII From Poem to Narrative in Sufism 171
Index 191
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