The Biographical Tradition in Sufism
The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami
Routledge – 2000 – 230 pages
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.
'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