Where the Two Seas Meet Al-Khidr and Moses-The Qur'anic Story of Al-Khidr and Moses in Sufi Commentaries As a Model for Spiritual Guidance
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Description: Examining how three medieval Sufi Qur’an commentators explained the story of Moses' journey with al-Khidr, this volume conveys different teachings about the path of Sufism and the nature of spiritual authority. These commentaries, presented here in translation for the first time, discuss essential themes of Sufism as written by practicing Sufi masters. As they reflect on both the social and psychological dimensions of the master-disciple relationship in Sufism and distinguish between the instructing master (shaykh al-ta’lim) and the mentoring master (shaykh al-suhba), a comparison is also made between the Sufi interpretation of death, immortality, compassion, and inner knowledge and Ernest Becker’s theory of the denial of death and the aspiration for both physical and symbolic immortality.
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Fons Vitae of Kentucky, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Foreword by Bruce B. Lawrence|
|The Qur'anic Narrative of Moses and al-Khidr (18:60-82)|
|Introduction: Al-Khidr-Mediator, Interpreter, and Mentor|
|Interpreting the Master-disciple Relationship: Al-Khidr, the Mentor of Moses|
|Al-Khidr in the Qur'an, Hadith, and Sufi Tafsirs|
|Three Medieval Sufi Tafsirs on the Story of al-Khidr and Moses|
|Intertextuality among Sufi Tafsirs: Companionship, Training, and Knowledge|
|Al-Khidr in the Lives of Sufi Saints: Mirror and Model of the Master in Sufi Hagiography and Literature|
|Alexander s Quest for the Water of Eternal Life: Al-Khidr, Alexander the Great, and Saint George in Muslim Tradition|
|Adab and Suhba-God is Found through I-and-Thou|
|For the Journey One Needs a Companion|