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Routledge Sufi Series

Series Editor: Ian Richard Netton

The Routledge Sufi Series provides short introductions to a variety of facets of the subject, which are accessible both to the general reader and the student and scholar in the field. Each book will be either a synthesis of existing knowledge or a distinct contribution to, and extension of, knowledge of the particular topic. The two major underlying principles of the Series are sound scholarship and readability.

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1-10 of 28 results in Routledge Sufi Series
  1. Women in Sufism

    Female Religiosities in a Transnational Order

    By Marta Dominguez Diaz

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Exploring the diverse myriad of female religious identities that exist within the various branches of the Moroccan Sufi Order, Qadiriyya Budshishiyya, today, this book evidences a wide array of religious identities, from those more typical of Berber culture, to those characterised by a ‘sober’...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Mulla Sadra and Eschatology

    Evolution of Being

    By Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    The book explains Sadra’s theory of the nature of afterlife. It presents Sadra’s philosophical premises concerning the nature of human beings and their physical and psychological developments through which Sadra shows how the afterlife is intimately connected to the nature of the human being and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism

    A History of Sufi-Futuwwat in Iran

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Spiritual Purification in Islam

    The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi

    By Gavin Picken

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a scholar of this...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sufism and Society

    Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World, 1200–1800

    Edited by John Curry, Erik Ohlander

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    In recent years, many historians of Islamic mysticism have been grappling in sophisticated ways with the difficulties of essentialism. Reconceptualising the study of Islamic mysticism during an under-researched period of its history, this book examines the relationship between Sufism and society in...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sufis in Western Society

    Global networking and locality

    Edited by Markus Dressler, Ron Geaves, Gritt Klinkhammer

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Islamic Mysticism and Abu Talib Al-Makki

    The Role of the Heart

    By Saeko Yazaki

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Both in everyday language and religious metaphor, the heart often embodies the true self and is considered to be the seat of emotion in many cultures. Many Muslim thinkers have attempted to clarify the nature of Sufism using its metaphorical image, particularly in the tenth and eleventh centuries....

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Early Mystics in Turkish Literature

    By Mehmed Fuad Koprulu

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    This book is a translation of one of the most important Turkish scholarly works of the twentieth century. It was the masterpiece of M.F. Koprulu, one of Turkey’s leading, and most prolific, intellectuals and scholars. Using a wide variety of Arabic, and especially Turkish and Persian sources,...

    Published February 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sufi Visionary of Ottoman Damascus

    'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, 1641-1731

    By Elizabeth Sirriyeh

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641 to1731) was the most outstanding scholarly Sufi of Ottoman Syria. He was regarded as the leading religious poet of his time and as an excellent commentator of classical Sufi texts. At the popular level, he has been read as an interpreter of symbolic dreams. Moreover,...

    Published September 1st 2011 by Routledge

  10. Muslim Saints of South Asia

    The Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries

    By Anna Suvorova

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    This book studies the veneration practices and rituals of the Muslim saints. It outlines principal trends of the main Sufi orders in India, the profiles and teachings of the famous and less known saints, and the development of pilgrimage to their tombs in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A detailed...

    Published April 7th 2011 by Routledge