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Sufism, mystics, and saints in modern Egypt

Author: Valerie J Hoffman
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1995.
Series: Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For centuries Sufism - Islamic mysticism - held a major place in Islamic spirituality, intellectual life, and popular religion. While many twentieth-century observers have commented on Sufism's decline, and modernists and fundamentalists alike have criticized the movement, few scholars have analyzed present-day Egyptian Sufism as a system in its own right rather than as a degradation of the classical ideal. Drawing  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie J Hoffman
ISBN: 1570030553 9781570030550 9781570038495 157003849X
OCLC Number: 32313481
Description: xix, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sufism in an age of change --
Among the Sufis: experiences, methods, and approach --
The prophet Muhammad and his family in Egyptian Sufism --
The saints: bearers of the prophetic light --
The Sufi orders --
Foundations of the Sufi path --
Mystical concepts and practices in Egyptian Sufism --
Women and sexuality in Sufi life and thought --
Models of sainthood --
The life and influence of Shaykh Muhammad Authman Al-burhani --
Coptic Christianity and popular Islam in Egypt, elements of a common spirituality --
Conclusion: Sufism in modern Egypt.
Series Title: Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
Responsibility: Valerie J. Hoffman.

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