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Befriending God Corporeally

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on intentional corporeal action that may lead to the fulfillment of religious goals. The main concern here is to provide a general picture of the range of observances and ... More


Introduction: Shaking Hands

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to present a view of the Persianate social and religious world during the approximate period 1300–1500 ce, by focusing on corporeal ... More


Pakistani Sufism in the Gulf: Structural Constraints, Modes of Transplant, and Remittances

Alix Philippon

in Pan-Islamic Connections: Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190862985
eISBN:
9780190943080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862985.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The whole spectrum of Pakistani Sufi orders is represented in the Gulf. They range from the New Age Sufi Islam of Sufi Order International to the Deobandi orthodox Sufism of the Naqshbandiyya Owaisia ... More


Bodies Inside Out

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter has three main sections, each of which highlights a different signification of the apparent-hidden dichotomy in considering Sufi views on corporeality. The first section addresses Sufi ... More


Bonds of Love

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While Sufi understandings of love for God have been the subject of a number of studies, much less attention has been paid to the fact that medieval Sufis also considered love to be the primary force ... More


Engendered Desires

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on representations of disruptive desires, which are acknowledged in the literature as distractions from the idealized love relationships that join male masters and disciples. It ... More


Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Shahzad Bashir

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Between 1300 and 1500 c.e. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today's prominent paths and orders. ... More


Epilogue

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents the author's final thoughts. He says that the process of writing this book has led him to consider carefully the particularities that must be taken into account when ... More


Selections from Essays in Zen Buddhism (First Series)

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains excerpts from D. T. Suzuki's Essays in Zen Buddhism (First Series), a collection of articles that first appeared in The Eastern Buddhist in the early 1920s. In the first essay, ... More


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