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Sufism: Love and Wisdom
Sufism: Love and Wisdom
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Islam
Metaphysics
Perennial Philosophy
Sufism

Price:  $24.95

ISBN:  0-941532-75-5
Book Size:  6" x 9"
# of Pages:  328
Language:  English



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These essays by such contemporary writers on Sufism as Seyyed Hossein Nasr, William Chittick, Titus Burckhardt, Martin Lings, René Guénon, and Frithjof Schuon, unlock for modern readers some of the language, the thinking, and the history of classical Sufism. Covering a wide range of topics related to Sufism, the book also includes several essays translated into English for the first time and some contributions from a new generation of interpreters of Sufism.

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The inner spiritual core of Islam has been the focus of Sufi practitioners and thinkers for hundreds of years. Those initiated into its mysteries have sometimes expressed those mysteries in ecstatic poetry in a symbolic language of love, as did Rumi, or sometimes in reasoned prose, as did Ibn Arabi.

These essays by such contemporary writers on Sufism as Seyyed Hossein Nasr, William Chittick, Titus Burckhardt, Martin Lings, René Guénon, and Frithjof Schuon, unlock for modern readers some of the language, the thinking, and the history of classical Sufism. Covering a wide range of topics related to Sufism, the book also includes several essays translated into English for the first time and some contributions from a new generation of interpreters of Sufism.


About the editors and author of the foreword

Jean-Louis Michon

Jean-Louis Michon was a traditionalist French scholar who specialized in Islam in North Africa, Islamic art, and Sufism. His works include Le Soufi marrocain Ahmad Ibn 'Ajiba and L'Autobiographie (Fahrasa) du Soufi marrocain Ahmad Ibn 'Ajiba (1747-1809). He wrote numerous articles appearing in several languages, and translated the Holy Koran into French.

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Roger Gaetani


Roger Gaetani is an editor, educator, and student of world religions who lives in Bloomington, Indiana. He has co-edited, with Jean-Louis Michon , the World Wisdom anthology on Sufism, Sufism: Love and Wisdom . He directed and produced the DVD compilation of highlights of the 2006 conference on Traditionalism, Tradition in the Modern World: Sacred Web 2006 Conference , and has edited the book A Spirit of Tolerance: The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar by Amadou Hampâté Bâ. Roger Gaetani translated (from the original French) and edited the book Introduction to Sufism: The Inner Path of Islam, by Eric Geoffroy. Mr. Gaetani’s most recent contribution to World Wisdom is Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism by Leo Schaya, which he edited and for which he wrote the “Editor’s Preface.”

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Seyyed Hossein Nasr (b. 1933) is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. The author of over thirty books and three hundred articles, he is one of the world’s most respected writers and speakers on Islam, its arts and sciences, and its traditional mystical path, Sufism.
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Reviews of Sufism: Love and Wisdom

"Jean-Louis Michon and Roger Gaetani's SufismL Love & Wisdom packs in a collection of fifteen essays from American and European Sufism scholars, offering new contributions from new interpreters of the discipline. The diversity of scholarly backgrounds and the fine themes and new translations discuss everything from prophetic models in Islam to spiritual needs of Western man and Sufi connections."
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“…Sufism Love & Wisdom strives to re-orient an understanding of Beauty and Truth. Essay topics include "Sufism and Islam", "Sufism in Muslim Spain", "On the Name Allah", "Sufi Answers to Questions on Ultimate Reality", and much more. An anthology reflecting profound faith in sacred ideals, Sufism Love & Wisdom is very highly recommended for Sufi religious studies reading lists, as well as academic and public library World Religion reference collections.”

Midwest Book Review



"Sufism is sometimes described as the mystical aspect of Islam and sometimes as the interior experience of all religions. Certainly, its historical roots lie with Islam; its best-known adherents are the so-called whirling dervishes of Konya in Turkey. This important collection of essays treats many aspects of this still misunderstood mystical practice and includes writings from some of the most respected and most effective porters of that tradition to the West, e.g., Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Titus Burckhardt, William C. Chittick, and Frithjof Schuon. Less a how-to than a gathering of many approaches and ideas, this work should still answer many readers' first questions about Sufism and whet the appetite for further exploration. For most collections."

Library Journal



“The present work is one of the most valuable anthologies devoted to Sufism in a Western language and is in fact unique in its authenticity combined with diversity….The editors have been very judicious in selecting texts that are authentic and yet represent different approaches to the study of Sufism as well as diverse aspects of the subject.”
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University




Table of Contents for Sufism: Love and Wisdom

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Foreword
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Preface
Roger Gaetani
Introduction
Jean-Louis Michon
Sufi Doctrine and Method
Titus Burckhardt
Sufism and Islam
William C. Chittick
The Vision of God According to Ibn Arabî
Michel Chodkiewicz
Approaching Sufism
Éric Geoffroy
The Prophetic Model of the Spiritual Master in Islam
Denis Gril
Ḥaqîqa and Sharîa in Islam
René Guénon
Sufi Answers to Questions on Ultimate Reality
Martin Lings
Sufism in Muslim Spain
Angus Macnab
“Walking upon the Path of God like Men”? Women and the Feminine in the Islamic Mystical Tradition
Maria Massi Dakake
Sacred Music and Dance in Islam
Jean-Louis Michon
The Spiritual Needs of Western Man and the Message of Sufism
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
On the Name Allâh
Leo Schaya
Jesus in the Quran: Selfhood and Compassion—An Akbari Perspective
Reza Shah-Kazemi
Aspects of Islamic Esoterism
William Stoddart
The Quintessential Esoterism of Islam
Frithjof Schuon
Acknowledgments
Glossary of Foreign Terms and Phrases
Contributors
Index


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Jesus In The Qur'an: Selfhood And Compassion—An Akbari PerspectiveSufism: Love and WisdomShah-Kazemi, Reza Sufism
'Walking Upon The Path Of God Like Men'?: Women and the Feminine in the Islamic Mystical TraditionSufism: Love and WisdomDakake, Maria Massi Sufism
Haqiqa and Shari'a in IslamSufism: Love and WisdomGuénon, René Sufism
Sufi Doctrine and MethodSufism: Love and WisdomBurckhardt, Titus Metaphysics, Islam, Sufism, Perennial Philosophy, Esoterism
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