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John Ricardo I. "Juan" Cole is an American academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia. He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment.
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Sufism
A New History of Islamic Mysticism
Alexander Knysh - Mar 19, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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A pathbreaking history of Sufism, from the earliest centuries of Islam to the presentAfter centuries as the most important ascetic-mystical strand of Islam, Sufism saw a sharp decline in the twentieth century, only to experience a stunning revival in recent decades. In this comprehensive new history of Sufism from the earliest centuries of Islam to...
Juan Cole
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
Sufi Aesthetics
Beauty, Love, and the Human Form in the Writings of Ibn 'Arabi and 'Iraqi' (Studies in Comparative Religion)
Cyrus Ali Zargar - Sep 01, 2011
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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...
Juan Cole
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
Sufism
An Introduction to the Mystical Tradition of Islam
Carl W. Ernst Ph.D. - May 10, 2011 (first published in 1997)
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The soaring voice of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the ecstatic dance of the Whirling Dervishes, the rapturous verse of Jalaluddin Rumi—all are expressions of Sufism, often regarded as the mystical tradition of Islam. Who are the Sufis? They are more than mystics; they are empowered by the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad. They are guided by saints and mas...
Juan Cole
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
Sufism in an Age of Transition
'umar Al-suhrawardi and the Rise of the Islamic Mystical Brotherhoods (Islamic History and Civilization)
Erik Ohlander - Feb 15, 2008
Although the early thirteenth century was a critical period in the development of Sufism, it has received little scholarly attention. Based on heretofore unexplored sources, this book examines a pivotal figure from this period: the scholar, mystic, statesman, and eponym of one of the earliest ar qa lineages, Umar al-Suhraward . In situating Suhraw...
Juan Cole
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
Rumi - Past and Present, East and West
The Life, Teachings, and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
Franklin D. Lewis - Nov 01, 2007 (first published in 2000)
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The definitive study of the world's bestselling poetDrawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning work examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâl al-Din Rumi, today’s bestselling poet in the United States....
Juan Cole
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
The Wisdom of the Mystic East
Suhrawardi and Platonic Orientalism (SUNY series in Islam)
John Walbridge - Aug 03, 2001
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An expert on the thought if medieval Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi argues that philosophers have romanticized this work as a revival of oriental wisdom....
Juan Cole
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