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The Biographical Tradition in Sufism

The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami

By Jawid A. Mojaddedi

Routledge – 2000 – 230 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

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    978-0-7007-1359-2
    December 20th 2000

Description

This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance and historical value of Sufi biographies.

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'This book is to be welcomed for the detailed analysis it provides of several key works from a relatively neglected, but important genre of Islamic literature.' - Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Name: The Biographical Tradition in Sufism: The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Jawid A. Mojaddedi. This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance and historical value of Sufi...
Categories: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Asian Literature, Asian Religion, Asian Studies