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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 27 results in Routledge Sufi Series
  1. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 August 31st 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 6th 2011 by Routledge

  9. A Psychology of Early Sufi Samâ`

    Listening and Altered States

    By Kenneth S. Avery

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Avery explores the psychology of altered states among the early Sufis. It examines samâ` - listening to ritual recitation, music and certain other aural phenomena - and its effect in inducing unusual states of consciousness and behaviours. The focus is on the earliest personalities of the...

    Published March 27th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Sufi Castigator

    Ahmad Kasravi and the Iranian Mystical Tradition

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Sufi Castigator investigates the writings of Ahmad Kasravi, one of the foremost intellectuals in Iran. It studies his work within the context of Sufism in modern Iran and mystical Persian literature and includes translations of Kasravi’s writings. Kasravi provides a fascinating topic for those with...

    Published March 27th 2011 by Routledge