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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 27 results in Routledge Sufi Series
  1. 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 13th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 13th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  4. 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 13th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism

    The World of al-Hak'm al-Tirmidh and his Contemporaries

    By Sara Sviri

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    The mystical literature of this period exhibits a richness, diversity and fluidity that has been blurred or ironed out in later Sufi compilations and hagiographies. This work offers a new perspective and revealing insights into the cultural horizon of pre-Sufi mystical Islam which, especially in...

    Published January 31st 2005 by Routledge

  6. 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 25th 2003 by Routledge

  7. 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 23rd 2002 by Routledge

  8. 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 6th 2000 by Routledge

  9. 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 20th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Aziz Nasafi

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Shows Nasafi and his legacy in a new light. Nasafi's works are of particular interest because they contain valuable descriptions of the different Islamic world views of the age. Includes substantial extracts to help illuminate this perceptive study of a neglected figure in the pantheon of Sufi...

    Published January 22nd 1998 by Routledge