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Satan's tragedy and redemption : Iblīs in Sufi psychology

Author: Peter J Awn
Publisher: Leiden : E.J. Brill, 1983.
Series: Studies in the history of religions, 44.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Awn
ISBN: 9004069062 9789004069060
OCLC Number: 10723815
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: x, 235 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Mythic biography --
A. Origins and life history --
Iblīs: the Qur'an and pre-Islamic sources --
Iblīs: angel, jinn, ascetic --
Iblīs: the confrontation with Adam --
Iblīs: the consequences of refusal --
Iblīs: the seduction of Adam and Eve --
B. The perspective of Hadith --
Sources --
Iblīs/Ash-Shaytan: man's nature and psychic life --
Iblīs/Ash-Shaytan: prayer-life, eating, drinking, and ritual purity --
Iblīs/Ash-Shaytan: night, a time of heightened power --
Iblīs/Ash-Shaytan: the assistance God grants against the foe --
II. Iblīs: the one-eyed --
A. The wily Iblīs --
Iblīs: Sufi assimilation and amplification of biographical data --
Iblīs: spiritual and psychological theory based on Hadith themes --
Iblīs: the world and other ploys --
Iblīs: refuge from Satan the stoned --
Iblīs: the manipulation of the good --
B. The prideful Iblīs --
Iblīs: the sin of "I" --
Iblīs: the plea of coercion --
Iblīs: God's irada and amr --
Iblīs: frustration at the hands of holy men --
Iblīs: tragic yet evil --
III. Iblīs: Model of the mystic man --
A. The science of opposites --
Iblīs: preacher, monotheist, and martyr --
Iblīs and Moses on Mount Sinai --
Iblīs: chamberlain of illa 'llah, black light of divine power, and curl on the cheek of the beloved --
Iblīs: the paradox of fulfillment through separation --
Iblīs: predestined yet free --
B. From condemnation to rehabilitation --
Iblīs: recapitulation of fundamental themes I --
Jesus and the rock --
Iblīs: recapitulation of fundamental themes II --
Iblīs: the saving power of martyrdom --
Iblīs: the return to the One --
Summary and conclusions.
Series Title: Studies in the history of religions, 44.
Responsibility: by Peter J. Awn ; with a foreword by Annemarie Schimmel.

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'...there is in this study much of value for Islamists, for those who are interested in comparative literature and in comparative religion and Sufism.'H.T. Norris, BSOAS, 1985.'...the book offers a Read more...

 
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