Abdullah Ansari of Herat (1006-1089 Ce)
An Early Sufi Master
Routledge – 1996 – 228 pages
Series: Routledge Sufi Series
Consisting of a bibliographical account of this early Sufi master's childhood, youth, and years as a teacher and spiritual leader, as well as of translations of a selection from his books and treatises, this work traces the life and teachings of Abdullah Ansari - from poverty and destitution as a boy, by way of furious arguments with scholars advocating a more rationalistic approach to their faith, to his final pronouncements on the path of Love and Union.