Spirit of Tolerance The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar

ISBN-10: 1933316470

ISBN-13: 9781933316475

Edition: 2008

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Description: Tierno Bokar (1875-1939), African mystic and Muslim spiritual teacher, was remarkable for the drama of his life story (which was made into a recent play directed by Peter Brook). His message of religious tolerance and universal love is profoundly important in a world where different faiths are often at odds with each other.

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: World Wisdom, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Amadou Hampat� B was a distinguished Malian poet and scholar of African oral tradition and precolonial history.Aina Pavolini Taylor is an independent translator with wide experience of Africa, now living and working in Italy.F. Abiola Irele is a professor in the Department of Black Studies at Ohio State University.

LOUIS BRENNER is Reader in the History of Religion in Africa and Head of the Department of African Languages and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is author of West African Sufi: The Religious Heritage and Spiritual Search of Cerno Bokar Saalif Taal.

Preface
Introduction
Author's Preface to the 1980 French Edition
His Life
Roots
The Teacher
The Bandiagara Zawiya
The Origin of the Practice of "Eleven Beads" and "Twelve Beads"
The Destiny of Sharif Hamallah
The Meeting of Tierno Bokar with Sharif Hamallah
The Beginning of the Persecutions
The Ordeal
His Words
The Well
The Three Lights
The Three Degrees of Faith
The Miserly Merchant
Thinking Beings
Does God Love Infidels?
The Rainbow
Children of the Same Father
Relations with Other Religions
Being on Guard Against One's Own "Dust"
Religion is One in Its Essence
God, Who Confounds Human Intelligence
The Turbaned Hypocrite
Religious Struggles
Battle Horses
The Bird Fallen from Its Nest
The Little Dog and Paradise
The Two Kinds of Beauty
White Birds and Black Birds
The Dhikr
The Three Types of Clothing
The Palace and the Thatched Cottage
The Responsibility of Leaders (Chiefs)
The Throne and the Butcher Boy
Tradition and Change
His Teachings
First Lesson: The Primordial Pact
Second Lesson: Ma 'd-Din
Third Lesson: A Synthesis of the Esoteric Teachings: Shari`a Batiniyya (Inner Law)
Sufism
The Tijani Way
The Pearl of Perfection
Sufism and Brotherhoods (Turuq) in Islam
Biographical Notes
Index
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