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Islamic mysticism: a short history 1 edition

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Islamic mysticism
a short history
by Alexander Knysh.

Published 2000 by Brill in Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Chapter I. The Beginnings
The Name
Assumptions and Goals
The Archetypal Sufi: Al-H. asan al-Basrr
The Accumulation of Ascetic and Mystical Lore
'Abd al-W\ b. Zayd
Variety of Devotional Styles: Ibrahtm Ibn Adham,
Ibn al-Mubarak and Fudayl Ibn 'Iyad
The Love Mysticism of Rabi'a al-'Adariyya
The Formation of Mystical Language and Speculation:
Shaqfq al-BalkhT
Chapter II. Asceticism and Mysticism in NVestern
Provinces: Syria and Egypt
Abfu Sulayman al-Darani and His Circle
Dhfi 'l-Nun al-Misr
Chapter III. The Sufism of the Baghdad School
The Rise of Mystical Psychology: al-Mulhasibi
The Formation of the Baghdadi Tradition
A Mysticism of Sobriety: al-Junayd al-Baghdadl
The Tongue of Sufi Science: Abu Sa'Cd al-Kharraz
The Blossom of Erotic Mysticism
Chapter IV. The "Intoxicated" Mysticism of al-Bistami and
Chapter V. Ascetic and Mystical Movements in Basra
and Khurasan .
Ibn Karram and the Karramiyya
The Path of Blame
Why Sufism? Some Observations Regarding Sufism's
Ascendancy During Islam's Golden Age
Chapter VI. The Systematization of the Sufi Tradition
Abu Nasr al-Sarraj and His "Kitab al-Luma"'
Abu Talib al-M akki
Sufism on the Eastern Fringe
The Systematization of Khurasani Tradition:
al-S ulam
Abu Nu'aym's "Decoration of the Saints"
Al-Qushayri's Sufi Manual
Sufism Speaks Persian: al-Hujwiri's Kashf al-mahjub
Sufism With a Hanbali Flavor: al-Ansarr al-Harawi
The Maturity of Sufi Science: al-Ghazali
Chapter VII. Sufism As Literature and Metaphysics: The
Grand Masters of Mystical Poetry and Philosophy
Sufism As Unitive Metaphysics: Ibn [al-]'Arabi
Chapter VIII. Unity and Diversity in Sufism The Rise of
the Tarqas
The Grand Masters of Tarnqa Sufism
'Abd al-Qadir and the Qadiriyya
Al-Suhrawardi and the Suhrawardiyya
Al-Shadhilr and the Beginnings of the Shadhiliyya
Baha' al-Din Naqshband and the Naqshbandiyya
Najm al-Din Kubra and the Kubrawiyya
Sufism in a Shi'i Context: The Ni'matullahiyya
Chapter IX. Sufi Institutions in Regional Contexts Over the
Last Six Centuries
Sufism and Sufi Brotherhoods in the Maghrib
Sufism in sub-Saharan Africa
A Turkish Face of Sufism: The Khalwatiyya and Other
Turkic Orders
Sufi Institutions in Moghul India
Sufism in Indonesia
Sufism in the Caucasus
Shamil and "Muridism": Methodological Problems
Chapter X. Major Sufi Concepts and Institutions
The Path: Tarq(a)
The "States" and "Stations" of the Mystical Path
The Goal of the Mystical Path: fand'/baqa'
Sufi Epistemology: Kashf
Methods of Inducing Mystical States: khalwa, dhikr,
and sama'
General Conclusion
General Index
Index of Book Titles
Index of Terms.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-333) and indexes.

Themes in Islamic studies,, v. 1


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BP189 .K69 1999

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vii, 358 p. ;
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