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Light of the Sufis : the mystical arts of Islam

Author: Ladan Akbarnia; Francesca Leoni; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Publisher: Houston : Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ; New Haven [Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work introduces the complex and multilayered topic of Sufism, or Islamic mysticism, by concentrating on its expression in the visual arts and offers insights into the integrative and fluid nature of the Sufi experience that has solicited strong reactions--both negative and positive--in Muslims and non-Muslims alike for several hundred years. Sufism became well established in the 9th to 10th century and reached  Read more...
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Akbarnia, Ladan.
Light of the Sufis.
Houston : Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ; New Haven [Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)742373203
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ladan Akbarnia; Francesca Leoni; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ISBN: 9780300164640 0300164645
OCLC Number: 449890636
Notes: Published to coincide with an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, May 16-Aug. 8, 2010.
Description: xi, 123 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Light of the Sufis : the mystical arts of Islam / by Ladan Akbarnia --
Featured works by Ladan Akbarnia and Francesca Leoni --
Light in Sufism --
The Sufi mystic --
The Sufi path --
Sufism in literature --
Sufi inspiration in the visual arts.
Other Titles: Mystical arts of Islam
Responsibility: Ladan Akbarnia with Francesca Leoni.

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