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Sufi Aesthetics

Beauty, Love, and the Human Form in the Writings of Ibn 'Arabi and 'Iraqi' (Studies in Comparative Religion)

Cyrus Ali Zargar

Sufi Aesthetics argues that the interpretive keys to erotic Sufi poems and their medieval commentaries lie in understanding a unique perceptual experience. Using careful analysis of primary texts, Cyrus Ali Zargar explores the theoretical and poetic pronouncements of two major Muslim mystics, Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi (d. 1240) and Fakhr al-Din 'I...
Publish Date
2011
September 1
Goodreads rating
4.8
ISBN
9781570039997
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Jun 19, 2020
@shahanSean Franklin Lewis, Rumi Past & present; A Knysh, Sufism A new history; Cyrus Ali Zargar, Sufi Aesthetics; Erik Ohlander, Sufism in an Age of Transition; John Walbridge, Wisdom of the Mystic East; Juan Cole, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (historical essay) Carl Ernst, Omid Safi      source