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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] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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The headlines are filled with the politics of Islam, but there is another side to the world's fastest-growing religion. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam. This mystical movement from the early ninth century rejects worship motivated by the desire for heavenly reward or the fear of punishment, insisting rather on the love of God as the only valid form of adoration. Sufism has made significant contributions  Read more...
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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 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What it means to be human: Who are we and what are we doing here? --
Truth: The knowledge that illuminates and delivers from the bondage of ignorance --
Love and beauty: The fire that attracts and consumes, the peace that calms and liberates --
Goodness and human action: To do His will and to conform to the divine norm --
How do we reach the garden of truth?: The path to the one --
Access to the center: Sufism here and now --
Appendix one: The Sufi tradition and the Sufi orders: Reflections on the manifestation of Sufism in time and space --
Appendix two: The tradition of theoretical Sufism and Gnosis.
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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"Despite the popularity of Sufism, few books provide an overview of this mystical branch of Islam- a void Nasr fills nicely with this concise primer... a wise and tantalizing overview." -- Publishers Read more...

 
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