Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam / Edition 1

Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam / Edition 1

by A.J. Arberry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415442575

ISBN-13: 9780415442572

Pub. Date: 12/07/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Originally published in 1950.

Thinkers such as Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi, poets such as Ibn al-Farid, Rumi, Hafiz and Jami were greatly inspired by the lives and sayings of the early Sufis. This book was the first short history of Sufism to be published in any language, illustrating the development of its doctrines with numerous quotations from literature.

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Originally published in 1950.

Thinkers such as Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi, poets such as Ibn al-Farid, Rumi, Hafiz and Jami were greatly inspired by the lives and sayings of the early Sufis. This book was the first short history of Sufism to be published in any language, illustrating the development of its doctrines with numerous quotations from literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415442572
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/07/2007
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Word of God 3. The Life of the Prophet 4. The Ascetics 5. The Mystics 6. The Theorists of Sufism 7. The Structure of Sufi Theory & Practice 8. The Sufi Orders 9. The Theosophy of Islamic Mysticism 10. The Persian Poets 11. The Decay of Sufism 12. Epilogue

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