An Introduction to the Mystical Tradition of Islam
Carl W. Ernst
Discover the mystical tradition of Islam known as Sufism through this comprehensive introduction. From prayer and fasting to the ecstatic dance of the Whirling Dervishes, this book explores the techniques of meditation and poetry recitation practiced by the Sufis, all towards achieving union with God. Learn about the origin and development of Sufism, its relationship with the larger Islamic world, and encounters with modern secularism and fundamentalism. Uncover the growing popularity of Sufi traditions in the West and the appropriation of Sufism by non-Muslims.
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