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Author: Alexander D Knysh
Publisher: Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2000.
Series: Themes in Islamic studies, v. 1.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Knysh, Alexander D.
Islamic mysticism.
Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2000
(DLC) 99041321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander D Knysh
ISBN: 9789004194625 9004194622
OCLC Number: 816510700
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 358 pages).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Chapter I. The Beginnings--
The Name--
Assumptions and Goals--
The Archetypal Sufi: Al-H. asan al-Basrr--
The Accumulation of Ascetic and Mystical Lore--
'Abd al-W\ b. Zayd--
Variety of Devotional Styles: Ibrahtm Ibn Adham, --
Ibn al-Mubarak and Fudayl Ibn 'Iyad--
The Love Mysticism of Rabi'a al-'Adariyya--
The Formation of Mystical Language and Speculation: --
Shaqfq al-BalkhT--
Chapter II. Asceticism and Mysticism in NVestern --
Provinces: Syria and Egypt--
Abfu Sulayman al-Darani and His Circle--
Dhfi 'l-Nun al-Misr--
Chapter III. The Sufism of the Baghdad School--
The Rise of Mystical Psychology: al-Mulhasibi--
The Formation of the Baghdadi Tradition--
A Mysticism of Sobriety: al-Junayd al-Baghdadl--
The Tongue of Sufi Science: Abu Sa'Cd al-Kharraz--
The Blossom of Erotic Mysticism--
Chapter IV. The "Intoxicated" Mysticism of al-Bistami and --
Chapter V. Ascetic and Mystical Movements in Basra --
and Khurasan . --
Ibn Karram and the Karramiyya--
The Path of Blame--
Why Sufism? Some Observations Regarding Sufism's --
Ascendancy During Islam's Golden Age--
Chapter VI. The Systematization of the Sufi Tradition--
Abu Nasr al-Sarraj and His "Kitab al-Luma"'--
Abu Talib al-M akki--
Sufism on the Eastern Fringe--
The Systematization of Khurasani Tradition: --
al-S ulam--
Abu Nu'aym's "Decoration of the Saints"--
Al-Qushayri's Sufi Manual--
Sufism Speaks Persian: al-Hujwiri's Kashf al-mahjub--
Sufism With a Hanbali Flavor: al-Ansarr al-Harawi--
The Maturity of Sufi Science: al-Ghazali--
Chapter VII. Sufism As Literature and Metaphysics: The --
Grand Masters of Mystical Poetry and Philosophy--
Sufism As Unitive Metaphysics: Ibn [al-]'Arabi--
Chapter VIII. Unity and Diversity in Sufism The Rise of --
the Tarqas--
The Grand Masters of Tarnqa Sufism--
'Abd al-Qadir and the Qadiriyya--
Al-Suhrawardi and the Suhrawardiyya--
Al-Shadhilr and the Beginnings of the Shadhiliyya--
Baha' al-Din Naqshband and the Naqshbandiyya--
Najm al-Din Kubra and the Kubrawiyya--
Sufism in a Shi'i Context: The Ni'matullahiyya--
Chapter IX. Sufi Institutions in Regional Contexts Over the --
Last Six Centuries--
Sufism and Sufi Brotherhoods in the Maghrib--
Sufism in sub-Saharan Africa--
A Turkish Face of Sufism: The Khalwatiyya and Other --
Turkic Orders--
Sufi Institutions in Moghul India--
Sufism in Indonesia--
Sufism in the Caucasus--
Shamil and "Muridism": Methodological Problems--
Chapter X. Major Sufi Concepts and Institutions--
The Path: Tarq(a)--
The "States" and "Stations" of the Mystical Path--
The Goal of the Mystical Path: fand'/baqa'--
Sufi Epistemology: Kashf--
Methods of Inducing Mystical States: khalwa, dhikr, --
and sama'--
General Conclusion--
General Index--
Index of Book Titles--
Index of Terms.
Series Title: Themes in Islamic studies, v. 1.
Responsibility: by Alexander Knysh.


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