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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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11-20 of 28 results in Routledge Sufi Series
  1. 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 28th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 28th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Divine Love in Islamic Mysticism

    The Teachings of al-Ghazali and al-Dabbagh

    By Binyamin Abrahamov

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    The two theories of divine love that are examined in this book have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim ideas. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was influenced mainly by Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, while al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who accepted some Ghazâlîan notions,...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Popular Sufism in Eastern Europe

    Sufi Brotherhoods and the Dialogue with Christianity and 'Heterodoxy'

    By H.T. Norris

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    This is a detailed description of the various Sufi orders and movements which entered into the Balkans, the Crimean peninsula and other parts of Eastern Europe following the Ottoman conquests. Many of the Sufis came from Christian societies, principally from an Eastern Orthodox background, but...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Indian Sufism since the Seventeenth Century

    Saints, Books and Empires in the Muslim Deccan

    By Nile Green

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Sufism is often regarded as standing mystically aloof from its wider cultural settings. By turning this perspective on its head, Indian Sufism since the Seventeenth Century reveals the politics and poetry of Indian Sufism through the study of Islamic sainthood in the midst of a cosmopolitan Indian...

    Published August 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Naqshbandiyya

    Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition

    By Itzchak Weismann

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    The Naqshbandiyya is one of the most widespread and influential Sufi orders in the Muslim world. Having its origins in the Great Masters tradition of Central Asia almost a millennium ago, it played a significant role in the pre-modern history of the Indian subcontinent and the Ottoman Empire, and...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra

    An Analysis of the al-hikmah al-'arshiyyah

    By Zailan Moris

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    This book examines and analyses the legitimacy of the widely held claim that Mulla Sadra's philosophy (al-hikmah al-muta'aliyyah) is a synthesis of principles and doctrines drawn from revelation (wahy), gnosis ('irfan/ma'rifah) and discursive philosophy (al-hikmah al-bahthiyyah). In Mulla Sadra's...

    Published June 26th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Striving for Divine Union

    Spiritual Exercises for Suhraward Sufis

    By Qamar-ul Huda

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    This book examines the theological, philosophical and Islamic mystical dimensions of the Suhrawardî sufi order from the 13th to 15th centuries. The Suhrawardîs were a legally grounded and intellectually vibrant sufi order whose mystical path was based on exchanges and debates on the Qur'an and on...

    Published October 24th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Sufi Ritual

    The Parallel Universe

    By Ian Richard Netton

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    This study reveals the world of Sufi ritual with particular reference to two major Sufi orders. It examines the ritual and practices of these orders and surveys their organisation and hierarchy, initiation ceremonies, and aspects of their liturgy such as dhikr (litany) and sama (mystical concert)....

    Published June 7th 2000 by Routledge

  10. Sufis and Anti-Sufis

    The Defence, Rethinking and Rejection of Sufism in the Modern World

    By Elizabeth Sirriyeh

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Despite its continuing appeal in the Muslim world, Sufism has faced fierce challenges in the last 250 years. This volume assesses the evolution of anti-Sufism since the middle of the eighteenth century and Sufi strategies for survival. It also considers the efforts of a few significant Muslim...

    Published October 21st 1998 by Routledge