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Islamic Mysticism: A Short History (Themes in Islamic Studies, Vol 1)

by Alexander D. Knysh

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Release Date: January, 2000

Edition: Hardcover

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Buy the book: Alexander D. Knysh. Islamic Mysticism: A Short History (Themes in Islamic Studies, Vol 1)


Sound introduction to Islamic mysticism

The book provides a general survey of the history of Islamic mysticism (Sufism) since its inception up to modern times. It combines chronological and personality-based approaches to the subject with a thematic discussion of principal Sufi notions and institutions. As a general introduction the volume obviously serves a need. Sufism is examined from a variety of different perspectives: as a vibrant social institution, a specific form of artistic expression (mainly poetic), an ascetic and contemplative practice, and a distinctive intellectual tradition that derived its vitality from a dialogue with other strands of Islamic thought.

The book emphasizes the wide variety of Sufism's interactions with the society and its institutions from an ascetic withdrawal from the world to an active involvement in its affairs by individual, masters and organizations. ISLAMIC MYSTICISM by Knysh is a comprehensive survey of the interesting and fascinating world of Islamic mysticism written for scholars and students interested in Islamic Mysticism, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies and the History of Religions. The work will have to most appeal to students attempting to get a general scholarly grasp on this field as an academic field of inquiry.

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