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Visionaries of Silence: The Reformist Sufi Order of the Demirdashiya al-Khalwatiya in Cairo

Earle H. Waugh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160899
eISBN:
9781617970467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160899.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Founded in the sixteenth century, the Demirdashiya Sufi order in Cairo has played an influential role in Egypt's public life, and through a line of family sheikhs has channeled the impulses of its ... More


Rules for the Hermitages in Aïr

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert: Sidi Mahmud and the Hermits of Aïr

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265382
eISBN:
9780191682889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the rules followed by the hermitages in Aïr. The first of them is an act of repentance, where the servant of Allāh forsakes that thing which is no concern of his, in word, ... More


Dhikr Rituals and Culture Change

John G. Kennedy and Hussein M. Fahim

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents a discussion and description of the Nubian cultural and religious change as exemplified in the village microcosm of Nubian culture. As in most parts of the Islamic culture area, ... More


Mystical Poetics: Courtly Themes in Early Sufi Akhbār

Bilal Orfali

in In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479879366
eISBN:
9781479884131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879366.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Orfali in this chapter demonstrates how Sufi mystics adopted the poetic themes of Abbasid poetry and refashioned them for a part of Sufi ritual known as “beatific audition” (samâʿ), in which ... More


Wine Song: Salah Stétié <i>&amp;</i> ʿOmar ibn al-Fāriḍ

Yasser Elhariry

in Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940407
eISBN:
9781786945075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940407.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 3 takes as its focal text a beautiful colour art book by Stétié, Le vin mystique précédé de Al-Khamriya d’Omar Ibn al-Farîdh (1998). Realized in collaboration with the Iraqi calligrapher ... More


From the Names of God to the <i>Grammar of Hearts</i>

F. Dominic Longo

in Spiritual Grammar: Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275724
eISBN:
9780823277261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275724.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The genres in which Qushayrī wrote exemplify both the early historical role of the Sufi shaykh as a scholarly pedagogue and the later role of the Sufi shaykh as a spiritual guide. The theme of dhikr, ... More


Islamic Emanationism

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the impact of Neoplatonic emanationism in Islam. It also introduces Sufism and crucial Sufi concepts in their classic form. It argues that Arab philosophers such as Avicenna ... More


Innovation (<i>Bidʿa</i>)

Mustapha Sheikh

in Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents: Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790761
eISBN:
9780191833250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790761.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the principal concern of the Majālis, namely the discussion of innovations (bidʿa) in ritual worship. Al-Āqḥiṣārī cites some of the most famous texts penned on the subject ... More


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