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THE MYSTICS OF ISLAM By REYNOLD A. NICHOLSON
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This is the real book for sufi study. In attempting to set forth their central doctrines from this point of view, I shall draw to some extent on materials which I have collected during the last... More > twenty years for a general history of Islamic mysticism--a subject so vast and many-sided that several large volumes would be required to do it anything like justice.< Less
THE MYSTICS OF ISLAM By REYNOLD A. NICHOLSON
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This is the real book for sufi study. In attempting to set forth their central doctrines from this point of view, I shall draw to some extent on materials which I have collected during the last... More > twenty years for a general history of Islamic mysticism--a subject so vast and many-sided that several large volumes would be required to do it anything like justice.< Less
THE MYSTICS OF ISLAM By Reynold A. Nicholson
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Sufism is a mystic tradition within Islam that encompasses a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to Divine love and the cultivation of the elements of the Divine within the individual... More > human being. Practitioners of this tradition are known as "Sufis" generally, though some senior members of the tradition reserve this term for those who have attained the goals of the tradition. Although some people refer to this tradition as Sufism, others refer to it as the Sufi Way. They draw this distinction because they feel that the term "Sufism" refers to a philosophy or a school of thought like capitalism or socialism, and they feel that the Sufi Way describes a practical path to follow.< Less
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Sufism is a mystic tradition within Islam that encompasses a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to Divine love and the cultivation of the elements of the Divine within the individual... More > human being. Practitioners of this tradition are known as "Sufis" generally, though some senior members of the tradition reserve this term for those who have attained the goals of the tradition. Although some people refer to this tradition as Sufism, others refer to it as the Sufi Way. They draw this distinction because they feel that the term "Sufism" refers to a philosophy or a school of thought like capitalism or socialism, and they feel that the Sufi Way describes a practical path to follow.< Less
Mystics and Saints of Islam By Claud Field
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Mystics and Saints of Islam by Claud Field. Partly reprinted from various periodicals. "The following sketches are for the most part translations of papers by continental scholars such as Alfred... More > von Kremer, Pavet de Courteille, and A.F. Mehren. The essays on Ghazzali and Jalaluddin Rumi are, however, founded on original study of those writers." - Preface. Reprint of 1910 Edition.< Less
Mystics and Saints of Islam By Claud Field
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Mystics and Saints of Islam by Claud Field. Partly reprinted from various periodicals. "The following sketches are for the most part translations of papers by continental scholars such as Alfred... More > von Kremer, Pavet de Courteille, and A.F. Mehren. The essays on Ghazzali and Jalaluddin Rumi are, however, founded on original study of those writers." - Preface. Reprint of 1910 Edition.< Less
Mystics and Saints of Islam By Claud Field
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Mystics and Saints of Islam by Claud Field. Partly reprinted from various periodicals. "The following sketches are for the most part translations of papers by continental scholars such as Alfred... More > von Kremer, Pavet de Courteille, and A.F. Mehren. The essays on Ghazzali and Jalaluddin Rumi are, however, founded on original study of those writers." - Preface. Reprint of 1910 Edition.< Less
Studies in Islamic Mysticism By Reynold A. Nicholson
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The Absolute Essence (Dhát), or the Essence of God, is that to which names and attributes belong in their real nature, not as they appear in existence 1. It denotes the self (nafs) of God... More > whereby He exists, for He is self-subsistent. It is endowed with all the names and ideas which His perfection demands. Amongst these are infinity and incomprehensibility. No words can express or hint what the Essence is, since it has no opposite or like. In its absoluteness it annuls all the contradictions which, as the universal ground of individualisation, it includes 2. I am convinced that It (the Essence) is non-existence, since by existence It was manifested 3. Thought hath beheld It from afar as a power exerting itself in existence. It is not other than a wall, wherein is set for thee a store of treasures. I am that wall, and It is the hidden treasure—hidden in order that I may find it by digging.< Less
Studies in Islamic Mysticism By Reynold A. Nicholson
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The Absolute Essence (Dhát), or the Essence of God, is that to which names and attributes belong in their real nature, not as they appear in existence 1. It denotes the self (nafs) of God... More > whereby He exists, for He is self-subsistent. It is endowed with all the names and ideas which His perfection demands. Amongst these are infinity and incomprehensibility. No words can express or hint what the Essence is, since it has no opposite or like. In its absoluteness it annuls all the contradictions which, as the universal ground of individualisation, it includes 2. I am convinced that It (the Essence) is non-existence, since by existence It was manifested 3. Thought hath beheld It from afar as a power exerting itself in existence. It is not other than a wall, wherein is set for thee a store of treasures. I am that wall, and It is the hidden treasure—hidden in order that I may find it by digging.< Less
Islamic Mysticism and Bektashism By Baba Rexheb
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This work is a partial English translation of unique piece of Albanian Literature. It is a work comprised of the views and scholarship of a exceptional spiritual leader, Baba Rexheb, about his chosen... More > path to God – the path of the 13th century Sufi mystic Hâjjî Bektâsh Walî of Khorasan. That path, the Bektashi Order, is unique in use of spiritual poetry written Turkish, Albanian, Arabic, and Persian. It is also exceptional in that amongst all the Sufi traditions the Bektashi stems out of the Shî’îte branch of Islam, although it has always existed in a largely Sunni atmosphere of Turkey and the Balkans. It is a tradition whose teachings have long spoken to the issues of women’s rights and universal education, centuries before the West took up such causes and whose spiritual approach transcends boundaries of language, culture, and time.< Less