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Teaching Islam, Teaching Islamic Mysticism

David Cook

in Teaching Mysticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751198
eISBN:
9780199918782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by noting that teaching “Islamic Mysticism” is problematic on several fronts. Any pedagogical strategy would do well to begin with identifying how the term mysticism can be ... More


Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Scott A. Kugle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Islam is often described as abstract, ascetic, and uniquely disengaged from the human body. The author of this book refutes this assertion in the first full study of Islamic mysticism as it relates ... More


Gender and Spiritual Vision

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

in Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215931
eISBN:
9780520924673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215931.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The reader of Karîmân Hamza's powerful spiritual autobiography watches as the young woman moves from a secular lifestyle to a fully religious one, along the way covering her female body. But Hamza's ... More


Early Sufism and the Origins of the Halveti Path, C. 900–1400

John J. Curry

in The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639236
eISBN:
9780748653225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639236.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the chain of authorities that make up the Halveti silsile. It discusses the spiritual and chronological genealogy of religious figures anchoring the religious legitimacy of ... More


Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration

Ian Richard Netton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640829
eISBN:
9780748653263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions — the journey that every believer must make and which leads to the Divine. The author ... More


The Mahdi and Jesus as Allies against al-Dajjal (the Antichrist)

Zeki Saritoprak

in Islam's Jesus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049403
eISBN:
9780813050171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049403.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Including the views of a number of important commentators and scholars, among them Ibn al-‘Arabi, Ibn Khaldun, and Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, chapter 6 specifically addresses the relationship among ... More


Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Elliot Wolfson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. Demonstrating that the historical and theoretical relationship between kabbalah and western ... More


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