Mystical Dimensions of Islam
Thirty-fifth Anniversary EditioneBook - 2011
As Carl Ernst makes clear in his new foreword to this thirty-fifth anniversary edition, Mystical Dimensions of Islam stands as a classic introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism, and one that will be hard to supersede. Its balanced historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings through the nineteenth century, the author's sensitivity and deep understanding of the subject, and her erudite examination of Sufism as reflected in Islamic poetry in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Sindhi, Panjabi, and Pashto add up to a virtuoso demonstration of how Su.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (320 pages)