Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam

Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam #2019

Sufism An Account of the Mystics of Islam A concise but authentic account of various sayings and teachings of Muslim Sufis Islamic ReviewIslam s mystical element Sufism offers believers a model of worship that transcends orthodox rituals an
  • Title: Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam
  • Author: A.J. Arberry
  • ISBN: 9780486419589
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • A concise but authentic account of various sayings and teachings of Muslim Sufis Islamic ReviewIslam s mystical element, Sufism, offers believers a model of worship that transcends orthodox rituals and ceremony for direct, unmediated contact with the Divine This volume was the first concise history of Sufism to appear in any language and it remains the best.Noted s A concise but authentic account of various sayings and teachings of Muslim Sufis Islamic ReviewIslam s mystical element, Sufism, offers believers a model of worship that transcends orthodox rituals and ceremony for direct, unmediated contact with the Divine This volume was the first concise history of Sufism to appear in any language and it remains the best.Noted scholar A J Arberry offers insights into every aspect of Sufism, from interpretation of the word of God and the life of the Prophet, to considerations of ascetics and mystics Other topics include the theorists of Sufism, the structure of Sufi theory and practice, the Sufi orders, the theosophy of Islamic mysticism, the Persian poets, the decay of Sufism, and .Readers with an interest in mysticism, Islamic thought, or religious ritual will appreciate this scholarly, yet accessible introduction to an important and highly influential element of Muslim religious practice.
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    394 Comment

    This slim volume is the briefest possible useful high level overview of the entire history of Sufism from underpinnings to publication, and as such is just barely skims the surface of each relevant topic Nevertheless, it does so with many quotes from the saints of the movement, mostly translated by the author, and the pace is kept rather lively I can think of no better means of introducing the subject to a Westerner possessing little familiarity with Islam.My only real gripe hopefully fixed in l [...]

    This book was a very solid introduction to the topic of Sufism in a very general way It did not go into nearly any depth on any of the topics, but definitely a quick and fun to read introduction Some of the language and concepts may have been slightly outdated, but this wasn t your standard orientalist text, at least not in my opinion So in spite of its age, I would recommend this as an intro to Sufism.

    This is a very dated book by an eminent orientalist The biggest drawback of the book is its brevity It is mainly a survey of early Sufi texts from across the spectrum, rather than a discussion of sufism as a religious phenomenon and a detailed typology of brotherhoods.

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