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Spiritual purification in Islam : the life and works of al-Muḥāsibī

Author: Gavin N Picken
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge Sufi series, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality. This book examines the work of the scholar Al-Muhasibi who lived and worked during the classical Islamic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: al-Ḥārith ibn Asad Muḥāsibī; al-Ḥārith ibn Asad Muḥāsibī
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin N Picken
ISBN: 9780415548229 0415548225 9780203835043 0203835042
OCLC Number: 643325094
Description: xii, 248 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Abbasid crucible: the historical background to al-Muhasibi's life --
Master of the wayfarers: the life of al-Harith al-Muhasibi --
The wayfarer's legacy: the works of al-Harith al-Muhasibi --
Purification of the soul: the concept of tazkiyat al-nafs in Islam --
Purification of the soul in the formative period: al-Muhasibi's methodology of tazkiyat al-nafs.
Series Title: Routledge Sufi series, 11.
Responsibility: Gavin Picken.

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