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Sufis & saints' bodies : mysticism, corporeality, & sacred power in Islam

Author: Scott Alan Kugle
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Series: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. The author of this book refutes this assertion in the first full study of Islamic mysticism as it relates to the human body. Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century, he demonstrates that literature from this era often treated saints' physical bodies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kugle, Scott Alan, 1969-
Sufis & saints' bodies.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006024970
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Alan Kugle
ISBN: 9780807872772 0807872776 9781469602684 1469602687
OCLC Number: 778434405
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 345 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Body enshrined: the bones of Mawlay Idrīs --
Body politicized: the belly of sayyida Āmina --
Body refined: the eyes of Muḥammad Ghawth --
Body enraptured: the lips of Shāh Ḥussayn --
Body revived: the heart of Ḥājji Imdādullah --
Conclusion: corporeality and sacred power in Islam.
Series Title: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Other Titles: Sufis and saints' bodies
Responsibility: Scott Kugle.

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Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth  Read more...

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