Contemporary Sufism
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Meena Sharify-Funk, William Rory Dickson, Merin Shobhana Xavier
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-22 - Publisher: Routledge

What is Sufism? Contemporary views vary tremendously, even among Sufis themselves. Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture brings to light the religious frameworks that shape the views of Sufism’s friends, adversaries, admirers, and detractors and, in the process, helps readers better understand the diversity of contemporary Sufism, the pressures
The Cambridge Companion to Sufism
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Lloyd Ridgeon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-15 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book traces the evolution of Sufism from the formative period to the present.
Practicing Sufism
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Abdelmajid Hannoum
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Islam in Africa is deeply connected with Sufism, and the history of Islam is in a significant way a history of Sufism. Yet even within this continent, the practice and role of Sufism varies across the regions. This interdisciplinary volume brings together histories and experiences of Sufism in various parts
Sufism and Taoism
Language: en
Pages: 502
Authors: Toshihiko Izutsu
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-15 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

In this deeply learned work, Toshihiko Izutsu compares the metaphysical and mystical thought-systems of Sufism and Taoism and discovers that, although historically unrelated, the two share features and patterns which prove fruitful for a transhistorical dialogue. His original and suggestive approach opens new doors in the study of comparative philosophy
Re-visioning Sufism
Language: en
Authors: Jonas Atlas
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-28 - Publisher: Yunus Publishing

Sufism is often described as ‘the mystical branch of Islam’. Giving some more attention to this underexposed spiritual side, it is often proposed, could help us to ease certain contemporary societal tensions. One finger then points toward the rigorous religious aggression of fundamentalism as ‘the problem’, while another points toward