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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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21-30 of 30 results in Routledge Sufi Series
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 23rd 1998 by Routledge

  4. Persian Sufi Poetry

    An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems

    By J. T. P. de Bruijn

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the tradition: the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry and symbolic narrative....

    Published April 18th 1997 by Routledge

  5. Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination

    By Mehdi Amin Razavi Aminrazavi

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Shihab al-Din Yahya Suhrawardi, also known as Shaikh al-ishraq or the Master of Illumination, lived in the sixth century AH / twelfth century CE.His thoughts form a consistent and coherent philosophical system, and a close study of his writings in Persian reveals a theory of knowledge generally...

    Published December 16th 1996 by Routledge

  6. Abdullah Ansari of Herat (1006-1089 Ce)

    An Early Sufi Master

    By A. G. Ravan Farhadi

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Consisting of a bibliographical account of this early Sufi master's childhood, youth, and years as a teacher and spiritual leader, as well as of translations of a selection from his books and treatises, this work traces the life and teachings of Abdullah Ansari - from poverty and destitution as a...

    Published February 29th 1996 by Routledge

  7. The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism

    Two Works by Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi - An Annotated Translation with Introduction

    By John O'Kane, Bernd Radtke

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    This book provides translations of the earliest Arabic autobiography and the earliest theoretical explanation of the psychic development and powers of an Islamic holy man (Saint, Friend of God)....

    Published February 29th 1996 by Routledge

  8. Ruzbihan Baqli

    Mysticism and the Rhetoric of Sainthood in Persian Sufism

    By Carl W. Ernst

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    The first full-length study devoted tothe life and mystical experiences of one of the outstanding figures in Persian Sufism....

    Published February 8th 1996 by Routledge

  9. Al-Hallaj

    By Herbert I. W. Mason

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    The life and teachings of Islam's most dramatic and controversial mystic, Husayn ibn Mansur, better known as Al-Hallaj (the reader of hearts)....

    Published July 20th 1995 by Routledge

  10. Beyond Faith and Infidelity

    The Sufi Poetry and Teachings of Mahmud Shabistari

    By Leonard Lewisohn

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Shabistari's thought, opposition to Persia's mullahs, relationship to peripatetic philosophy and place in classical Persian literature....

    Published July 20th 1995 by Routledge