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The garden of truth : the vision and promise of Sufism, Islam's mystical tradition

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the Sufism branch of Islam profiles the faith as a mystical and poetic system that is one of the world's fastest-growing religions, discussing how Sufism prioritizes the love of God over heavenly rewards.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
ISBN: 9780060797225 0060797223 9780061625992 006162599X
OCLC Number: 168710690
Description: xvi, 256 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
PART I. Chapter 1. What it means to be human --
Who are we and what are we doing here? --
PART II. Chapter 2. Truth --
The knowledge that illuminates and delivers from the bondage of ignorance ; Chapter 3. Love and beauty --
The fire that attracts and consumes, the peace that calms and liberates ; Chapter 4. Goodness and human action --
To do His will and to conform to the Divine Norm ; Chapter 5. How do we reach the Garden of Truth? --
The path to the One --
PART III. Chapter 6. Access to the Center-Sufism here and now --
PART IV. Appendix 1. The Sufi tradition and the Sufi orders: reflections on the manifestation of Sufism in time and space ; Appendix 2. The tradition of theoretical Sufism and Gnosis --
Glossary of technical terms --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
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Sufism has made significant contributions to the spread of Islam and the development of various aspects of Islamic civilisation. Many conservative Muslims disagree with various Sufi practices. This  Read more...

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