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Sufism : the essentials

Author: Mark J Sedgwick
Publisher: Cairo ; New York, NY : American University in Cairo Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than a millennium, Sufism has been the core of the spiritual experience of countless Muslims. As the chief mystical tradition of Islam, it has helped to shape the history of Islamic societies. Although it is the Sufi face of Islam that has often appealed to Westerners, Sufis and Sufism remain mysterious to many in the West, and are still widely misunderstood. In this new, redesigned paperback edition of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J Sedgwick
ISBN: 9774248236 9789774248238
OCLC Number: 54314857
Description: 126 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What is Sufism and where does if come from? --
How to be a Sufi --
The orders --
Friends, warriors, and merchants --
Whose orthodoxy?
Responsibility: Mark J. Sedgwick.

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A scholar with long experience of Sufism in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe succinctly presents the essentials of Sufism and shows how Sufis live and worship, and why.  Read more...

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