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An Introduction to Sufism

by Titus Burckhardt

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Published by Thorsons Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Islam,
  • Mysticism,
  • Sufism,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Poetry,
  • Islam - Sufi,
  • Islam - Sufism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8993404M
    ISBN 101855384582
    ISBN 109781855384583

    "Titus Burckhardt's masterpiece, Introduction to Sufi Doctrine, explores the essence of Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, presenting its central doctrines and methods to a . "First published by the Aquarian Press as An introduction to Sufi doctrine, "--Title page verso.

    The Sufis is one of the best known books on Sufism by the writer Idries published in with an introduction by Robert Graves, it introduced Sufi ideas to the West in a format acceptable to non-specialists at a time when the study of Sufism had largely become the reserve of Orientalists.. Shortly before he died, Shah stated that his books form a complete course that could fulfil Author: Idries Shah. Titus Burckhardt's masterpiece, Introduction to Sufi Doctrine, explores the essence of Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, presenting its central doctrines and methods to a Western audience in a highly intelligible form. Paperback, pages Published May 1st by World Wisdom Books (first published June )/5.

      F ifty years ago this autumn, Idries Shah published The Sufis, with an introduction by Robert Washington Post declared it “a seminal book of the century”, while writers such as. 1 x Sufi Poems A Medievil Anthology Arabic and English Edition - 1 x Sufi Terminology: Al Qamus Al Sufi - 1 x Sufism An Introduction To The Mystical Tradition Of Islam - 1 x Sufism Its Saints and Shrines - 1 x Sufism Love and Wisdom; 1 x Tales of Mystic Meaning Selections from the Mathnavi of Jalauddin - 1 x Teachings Of Rumi; 1 x The Book Of.


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An Introduction to Sufism by Titus Burckhardt Download PDF EPUB FB2

****1/2 A very fine introduction to the history, essential devotional forms, and poetry of the various cultures of mystical Islam, this book should lead to further study of Sufi philosophy and metaphysics, the particular exercises or specific practices and approaches in dhikr, and the various states toward religious union and other deep experiences/5(9).

An Introduction to Sufism: The Mystical Dimensions of Islam Paperback – June 1, by Titus Burckhardt (Author)Author: Titus Burckhardt.

This book can also be called Sufism A very good introduction to this branch of Islam that is basically associated with Shia'ism since it's adherents follow the tenets of Ali and the Imams.

Sufism is probably the only moderating factor in this otherwise widely misunderstood religion and may be the answer to solving it's centuries long /5. A very brilliant introduction to the history of the study of Sufism in the West up to the early s. It is a slim, but important volume, especially in the light Arberry sheds on the later development of his mentor Reynold Nicholson's thinking about Sufi origins.

Arberry was a great scholar in his own right/5. Sufism: An Introduction to the Mystical Tradition of Islam Carl W. Ernst The Sufis are as diverse as the countries in which they've flourished—from Morocco to India to China—and as varied as their distinctive forms of art, music, poetry, and dance.

Before digging into the greatest Sufi works, i.e works of Rumi and Ibn Arabi An Introduction to Sufism book, this is a fascinating book that concisely explains ideas in Sufism. So, before getting lost in the hard-to-comprehend beauty of other Sufi's works, I believe it is better to taste this fantastic book of William Chittick first/5.

Sufism: An Introduction to the Mystical Tradition of Islam by Carl W. Ernst. The Sufis are as diverse as the countries in which they've flourished—from Morocco to India to China—and as varied as their distinctive forms of art, music, poetry, and dance.

An Introduction to Sufism. Sufism is the mystical dimension of Islam based on the esoteric, or "inner-meaning" of its scripture, namely the Qur'an. Sufism's central doctrine is based on a verse of the Qur'an; in which God says, "I created man and breathed My spirit into him.".

"Anyone looking for an introduction to the complexities of Sufism should turn to this book by Alexander Knys."—History Today "By challenging existing theoretical constructs, the author allows one to rethink metadiscourses on Sufism."—Ayesha Khan, Muslim World Book Review.

Books shelved as sufism: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, The Conference of the Birds by Attar of Nishapur, The Essential Rumi by Rumi, The Sufis. Mystical Islam: An Introduction To Sufism. Sufism is Islam's main mystical tradition.

There are Sufi orders in almost all Muslim countries around the world, but not all Sufis accept the same beliefs and practices/5. “Not only a welcome introduction to the key tenets of Sufism—it also offers an impartial perspective on the important question of how Sufism relates to Islam and the broad sociopolitical realities of our time.”—Kabir Helminski, author of The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation.

This is the most eloquent introduction to Sufism in any European language. Nonetheless, it is a somewhat difficult book to read. Those who are not already inclined to spiritual matters will find this a 4/5.

Sufism is Islam's principal mystical tradition. To its followers it provides the inner, esoteric or purely spiritual dimension of the faith. It is a centuries-old path to spirituality with devotees throughout the Islamic world, fundamentally influencing Muslim belief.

To non-Muslim observers it remains exotic, mysterious and little-understood.5/5(1). Anyone looking for an introduction to the complexities of Sufism should turn to this book by Alexander Knysh, a Russian scholar of Sufism at the University of Michigan.

Knysh defines Sufism as the ‘ascetic-mystical movement, stream, or trend within Islam (both Sunni and Shi’i)’ and identifies a number of ‘constants’ that have been.

Introduction to Sufi Doctrine Paperback – January 1, by Titus Burckhardt (Author)/5(5). An introduction to Sufi doctrine. [Titus. Burckhardt] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(3). Mystical Islam: An Introduction to Sufism. Book Binding:Paperback / softback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard.

World of Books. Introduction to Su þ Doctrine 6 to Islam. Certainly there were contacts between early Sufis and Christian contemplatives, as is proved by the case of the Sufi Ibr h'm ibn Adham, but the most immediate explanation of the kinship between Sufism and Christian monasticism does not lie in historical Size: 1MB.

Geoffroy's special treatment of the subject balances the voices of long ago (e.g. Ibn 'Arabi, Rumi, Hallaj, and Ghazzali) with many contemporary voices to cover a remarkable scope of topics essential to a full understanding of authentic Sufism. This book features: A comprehensive introduction to the movements and figures of historical SufismBrand: World Wisdom.

Sufism isIslam&#;s main mystical tradition. There are Sufi orders in almost all Muslim countries around the world, but not all Sufis accept the same beliefs and practices. Mystical Islam offers an introduction that encompasses the full history and richness of Author: Julian Baldick.Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced designations were determined by Dr.

Abou El Fadl. Placement of a book within this section was determined by Professor O'Donnell. BEGINNER: Baldick, Julian. Mystical Islam: An Introduction to Sufism. Washington Square, NY: New York University Press, Chittick, William C.

Sufism: A Short Introduction.Sufism is Islamâ s main mystical tradition. There are Sufi orders in almost all Muslim countries around the world, but not all Sufis accept the same beliefs and practices.

Mystical Islam offers an introduction that encompasses the full history and richness of the Sufi spiritual tradition over fourteen centuries of by: