The Persian Sufis (RLE Iran C)
By Cyprian Rice
Routledge – 2011 – 100 pages
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran
The Sufi phenomenon is not easy to sum up or define. This book is concerned primarily with the Persian mystics and looks at the history of the Sufi movement, the mystical states, fundamentals of Persian mysticism and Sufi practices.
1. Introductory 2. The Sūfi Movement 3. The Way and its Goal 4. The Seven Stages 5. The Mystical States 6. Homesickness (Firáq) 7. Lost in God (Faná) 8. The Vision of God 9. Two Sūfi Practices
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