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Early Islamic Mysticism

Sufi, Qur"an, Mi"raj, Poetic and Theological Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)

by Michael Anthony Sells

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Published by Paulist Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Islam,
  • Mysticism,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Islam - Sufi,
  • Islam - Sufism,
  • Islam - General,
  • Early works to 1800,
  • Sufism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7975197M
    ISBN 100809136198
    ISBN 109780809136193


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Immediately following are the foundation texts of the pre-Sufi spirituality: the Qur'an passages most important to the mystical tradition; the accounts of Muhammad's heavenly ascent (Mi'raj); and the crucial work of early poets in setting a poetic sensibility for speaking of union with the divine beloved.

The volume then presents the sayings attributed to the key early figures of Islamic spirituality: Ja'far as /5(6). Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings.

The first centuries of Islam saw the development of Sufism as one of the world's major mystical traditions/5. Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality) by Michael Anthony Sells () Paperback – January 1, out of 5 stars 9 ratings See all 9 formats and editions/5(9).

Qur'an The first centuries of Islam saw the development of Sufism as one of the world's major mystical traditions. Although the later Sufi writings by mystics such as Rumi are known and 4/5(1). Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Quran, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings.

Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Quran, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings. Synopsis. This volume makes available and accessible the writings of the crucial early period of Islamic mysticism during which Sufism developed as one of the world's major mystical traditions.

Unlike other studies dealing with the so-called ‘Formative Period’, this book focuses on the extant writings of early mystics rather than on the later Ṣūfī compilations. These early mystics articulated what would Early Islamic Mysticism book a hallmark of Islamic mysticism: a system built around the psychological tension between the self (nafs) and the heart (qalb) and how to overcome it.

These early mystics articulated what would become a hallmark of Islamic mysticism: a system built around the psychological tension between the self (nafs) and the heart (qalb) and how to overcome it.

Through their writings, already at this early phase, the versatility, fluidity and maturity of Islamic mysticism become apparent. Seyyed Hossein Nasr Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings translated, edited and with an introduction by Michael A.

Sells preface by Carl W. Ernst God is the light of the heavens and earth. Seyyed Hossein Nasr Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings translated, edited and with an introduction by Michael A.

Sells preface by Carl W. Ernst God is the light of the heavens /5(89). Early Islamic Mysticism is now being used throughout the country and in Europe as an anthology of the best of early Islamic mystical writings. EIM begins with the most popular mystical passages from the Qur'an, the accounts of Muhammad's heavenly ascent (Miraj), and examples of the great early Arabic poems that were to become models for Sufi poetry/5(9).

Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings. Expected to ship on or about 09/07/ This product is not available for expedited shipping. * This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

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Although the later Sufi writings by mystics such as Rumi are known and available in translation, access to the crucial early period of Islamic mysticism has been far more limited.

This volume opens with an essay on the place of spirituality within the Islamic tradition/5(89). The book is rich on examples, poems and references to Sufi masters and writers. The Mystics of Islam is introductory approach to the study of Islamic mysticism, which provides a broad outline of Sufism and the religious philosophy of Islam.

Described here are the principles, methods. Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings: Sells, Michael: Books - (8). Scholar, mystic and visionary, Ahmad Ibn ‘Alwân lived through the transition from Ayyubid to Rasulid rule in thirteenth-century Yemen.

He was well known in his time for his critique of the ruling elites and their governance, and left behind a substantial body of writings on Islamic mysticism, theology, law and exegesis of the Qur’an. Here Muhammad Aziz presents a comprehensive portrait of.

This volume makes available and accessible the writings of the crucial early period of Islamic mysticism during which Sufism developed as one of the world's major mystical traditions.

The texts are accompanied by commentary on their historical, literary and philosophical context. Category: Classical Spirituality. ISBN:   Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism by Sara Sviri,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(1). Sufism or Taṣawwuf, variously defined as "Islamic mysticism", "the inward dimension of Islam" or "the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam", is mysticism in Islam, "characterized values, ritual practices, doctrines and institutions" which began very early in Islamic history and represents "the main manifestation and the most important and central crystallization of" mystical practice in Islam.

Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī and his Contemporaries - CRC Press Book This monograph explores the original literary produce of Muslim mystics during the eighth–tenth centuries, with special attention to ninth-century mystics, such as al-Tustarī, al-Muḥāsibī, al-Kharrāz, al-Junayd and, in.

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Current price is, Original price is $ You. Publish your book with B&N. Learn : $   The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism book Two Works by Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi - An Annotated Translation with Introduction By John O'Kane, Bernd RadtkeCited by: 1. Early Islamic mysticism: Sufi, Qurʼan, Miraj, poetic and theological writings.

[Michael Anthony Sells; Carl W Ernst;] -- This volume makes available and accessible the writings of the crucial early period of Islamic mysticism during which Sufism developed as one of the world's major mystical traditions.

Sufism - Sufism - History: Islamic mysticism had several stages of growth, including (1) the appearance of early asceticism, (2) the development of a classical mysticism of divine love, and (3) the rise and proliferation of fraternal orders of mystics.

Despite these general stages, however, the history of Islamic mysticism is largely a history of individual mystic experience. Islamic mysticism is called taṣawwuf (literally, “to dress in wool”) in Arabic, but it has been called Sufism in Western languages since the early 19th century.

An abstract word, Sufism derives from the Arabic term for a mystic, ṣūfī, which is in turn derived from ṣūf, “wool,” plausibly a. Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings by Professor Michael A Sells (Editor) starting at $ Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Miraj, Poetic and Theological Writings has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

Unlike other studies dealing with the so-called 'Formative Period', this book focuses on the extant writings of early mystics rather than on the later Ṣūfī compilations.

These early mystics articulated what would become a hallmark of Islamic mysticism: a system built around the psychological tension between the self (nafs) and the heart.

The best books on mysticism come in two categories: books about Mysticism and books by Great Mystics. Obviously books about mysticism are scholarly erudite tomes trying to understand the meanings of mystical experiences, captured in prose and poet.

Read "The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism Two Works by Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi - An Annotated Translation with Introduction" by John O'Kane available from Rakuten Kobo. This book provides translations of the earliest Arabic autobiography Brand: Taylor And Francis. THE MYSTICS OF ISLAM INTRODUCTION THE title of this book sufficiently explains why it is included in a Series 'exemplifying twenty years for a general history of Islamic mysticism--a subject so vast and many-sided were by Greek theology and philosophy, reacted powerfully upon Sufism.

Early in theFile Size: KB. This book provides translations of the earliest Arabic autobiography and the earliest theoretical explanation of the psychic development and powers of an Islamic holy man (Saint, Friend of God).

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Sufism & Islamic Mysticism: Books. 1 - 20 of results Grid View Grid. List View List. Add to Wishlist. Read an excerpt of this book. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam. This mystical movement from the early ninth century rejects worship motivated by the View Product [ x ] close.

Islam and Christianity --Asceticism --Solitude and fellowship: the believer and the world --The life of the soul --God the only God --Trusting and loving God. Series Title: Suny series in Muslim spirituality in South Asia.

Other Titles: Myrtenträdgården. Studies in early Islamic mysticism Early Islamic mysticism. “Dhu l-Nun al-Misri and Early Islamic Mysticism”, Arabica 61 (), pp. His books on mysticism include Early Islamic Mysticism, translations and commentaries on influential mystical passages from the Quran, hadith, Arabic poetry, and early Sufi writings, as well as Mystical Languages of Unsaying, an examination of apophatic language, with special attention to Plotinus, John Scotus Eriugena, ibn Arabi, Meister Eckhart, and Marguerite Porete.

Description The Mystics of Islam, first published inhas long been recognized as a classic and definitive introduction to the message of this short but comprehensive work, R.A.

Nicholson—who was one of the greatest Islamic scholars of the early 20th century—provides the general reader with an easy approach to the study of Islamic mysticism. Women played a positive role in Sufism. Even though the early ascetics were rather negative in their statements about women, it was a woman who introduced the concept of pure love into Islamic mysticism, and has been venerated for this reason throughout the centuries.

One meets women in almost every avenue of by: The term “mysticism” has Ancient Greek origins with various historically determined meanings. Derived from the Greek word μύω, meaning “to close” or “to conceal”, mysticism referred to the biblical, liturgical, spiritual, and contemplative dimensions of early and medieval Christianity.

[1] During the early modern period, the definition of mysticism grew to include a broad range. Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings - ISBN: Author: Michael A. Sells (translator, editor); Carl W Ernst (preface) Publisher: Paulist Press (July ) Pages: Binding: Paperback Description from the publisher: "In these critical times nothing could be more valuable for the West than a rediscovery of its true spiritual heritage: books.

"An important contribution to the search for the major themes of early Sufism." -- William C. Chittick "This is a thoroughly first-class work by one of the leading students of Islam of his generation. The book is impressive for its authenticity and for the depth of the author's knowledge." -- Charles J.

Adams. This book investigates the central role of reason in Islamic intellectual life. Despite widespread characterization of Islam as a system of belief based only on revelation, John Walbridge argues that rational methods, not fundamentalism, have characterized Islamic law, philosophy and education since the medieval by: Penn Book Center, Walnut, Michael Sells Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur’an, Mi’raj, Poetic and Theological Writings.

Annemarie Schimmel Mystical Dimensions of Islam. JS Trimingham The Sufi Orders in Islam. Jalal al-Din Rumi Signs of the Unseen trans. Wm Thackston.The following books are at the Penn Book Center): Ahmet Karamustafa, Sufism: The formative period Michael Sells, Early Islamic Mysticism Nizami, The Story of Layla and Majnun Attar, The Conference of the Birds The remaining readings will be available on Blackboard.

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