Sufism The Formative Period
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Description: This book is a comprehensive historical overview of the formative period of Sufism, the major mystical tradition in Islam, from the ninth to the twelfth century CE. Ahmet T. Karamustafa bases his study on a fresh reading of the primary sources and, by integrating the findings of recent scholarship on the subject, presents a unified narrative of Sufism's historical development. His innovative analytical framework reveals the emergence of mystical currents in Islam during the ninth century and traces the rapid spread of Iraq-based Sufism to other regions of the Islamic world. The book also describes Sufism's fusion with indigenous mystical movements elsewhere and extensively analyses the formation of Sufi communities, the imbrication of Sufi sainthood with other popular saints' cults, and the nonconformist dimensions of Sufism. Karamustafa fully explicates the reasons for the increasing social prominence of the Sufi mode of piety during this early period in Islamic history and provides an integrated, comprehensive understanding of one of the most compelling aspects of late antique, early medieval Islamic religious history.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/2/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|The Sufis of Baghdad|
|Renunciants, the inward turn and the term sufi|
|Prominent Sufis of Baghdad|
|Major chracteristics of the Sufis of Baghdad|
|Mystics outside Baghdad|
|Lower Iraq : Sahl al-Tustari|
|Iran and Central Asia|
|The spread of Baghdad Sufism|
|Western Iran and Arabia|
|Khurasan and Transoxania|
|Mystics in al-Andalus?|
|Specialised Sufi literature|
|Sufism among traditionalists|
|Sufism in the bosom fiqh and kalam|
|Formation of communities|
|The training master and Sufi lineages|
|The master as patron and the cult of saints|
|Social spread and political influence|
|Antinomians and nonconformists|