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Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond / Edition 1
     

Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond / Edition 1

by C. Ernst, B. Lawrence, Bruce B. Lawrence
 

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ISBN-10: 1403960275

ISBN-13: 9781403960276

Pub. Date: 02/06/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Sufism is a religion which emphasizes direct knowledge of the divine within each person, and meditation, music, song, and dance are seen as crucial spiritual strides toward attaining unity with God. Sufi paths of mysticism and devotion, motivated by Islamic ideals, are still chosen by men and women in countries from Morocco to China, and there are nearly one hundred

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Sufism is a religion which emphasizes direct knowledge of the divine within each person, and meditation, music, song, and dance are seen as crucial spiritual strides toward attaining unity with God. Sufi paths of mysticism and devotion, motivated by Islamic ideals, are still chosen by men and women in countries from Morocco to China, and there are nearly one hundred orders around the world, eighty of which are present and thriving in the United States. The Chishti Sufi order has been the most widespread and popular of all Sufi traditions since the twelfth-century. Sufi Martyrs of Love offers a critical perspective on Western attitudes towards Islam and Sufism, clarifying its contemporary importance, both in the West and in traditional Sufi homelands. Finally, it provides access to the voices of Sufi authorities, through the translation of texts being offered in English for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403960276
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
02/06/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Figures Introduction What is a Sufi Order? The Core Chishti Practices The Art of Ancestry The Chishti Masters Major Chishti Shrines Colonial Chishtis Modern Day Chishtis Appendix The Earliest Chisgtiyya as Model Sufi Masters A Chishti Calendar of Saints' Death-Anniversaries Major Chishti Masters Regional Chishti Masters Bibliography of European Language Sources Select Bibliography of Persian and Urdu Sources Index of Names and Glossary of Terms

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