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The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Shafique N. Virani

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“None of that people should be spared, not even the babe in its cradle”. With these chilling words, the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan declared his intention to destroy the Ismailis, one of the most ... More


 Veiling the Sun

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taqiyya, precautionary dissimulation, is a significant feature of Islam, and particularly of Shi'i Islam. For the Ismaili Shi'a — a minority within a minority whose creed ... More


 The Way of the Seeker

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The celebrated Iranian poet, philosopher, and traveler Nasir-i Khusraw was moved by a dream to abandon his carefree ways and search for truth. His quest led him to swear his allegiance to ... More


Healthscape, Mystical Poetry, and Multimodal Healing

Benjamin D Koen

in Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 5 links the profound meaning and pervasiveness of Persian mystical poetry in Badakhshan to local integrative and multimodal healing practices; outlines key concepts and practices in Sufism; ... More


 Conclusions: Mysticism, Metaphysics, and the Limitations of Beit El Kabbalah

Pinchas Giller

in Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328806
eISBN:
9780199870196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328806.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is a combination of a historical survey of a kabbalistic school and a study of a “lived tradition” that is, a living community of Kabbalists. Beit El has maintained a direct historical link ... More


The Visionary

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A notable feature of Halevi’s religious poetry is its frequent depictions of spiritual experience in visual terms. Some of Halevi’s visionary imagery derives from the ancient Jewish tradition of ... More


“Rasta” Sufis and Muslim Youth Culture in Mali

Benjamin F. Soares

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter is concerned with understanding changing modalities of religious expression and modes of belonging among the Muslim youth culture in contemporary Mali. Much recent scholarship about ... More


Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Frank Griffel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali (d. 1111) is one of the most important theologians, philosophers, and Sufis of Islam. Born around 1056 in northeastern Iran, he became the holder of the most prestigious academic post in ... More


The Taste of Music: Rasaning Gendhing

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is a lexicographic exploration of the word rasa, which may (too) generally be translated as “affect” or “intuition.” In fact, rasa is much more than that. Its meanings are multiple and ... More


Al-Ghazālī’s Most Influential Students and Early Followers

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali was the most influential writer about religious and philosophical subject during the 12th century in Islam. Every author of this period had to address his work, and in the most cases that ... More


Revival from Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam

Brannon D. Ingram

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297999
eISBN:
9780520970137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297999.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Revival from Below tells the story of the Deoband movement, one of the most important Islamic revivalist movements of the modern era. Founded in 1866 in colonial northern India, the movement has ... More


The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Hussein Ahmad Amin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Originally published in Arabic in 1983, this book remains a timely and important read today. Both the resurgence of Islamist politics and the political, social and intellectual upheaval which ... More


On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Rusmir Mahmutćehajić

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This contribution to the field of Islamic studies, philosophy, and comparative religion achieves a twofold objective. First, it draws from a broad and authoritative well of sources, especially in the ... More


Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Mark Sedgwick

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Explores the history and doctrines of Traditionalism, a movement established by Ren” Gu”non in the 1920s, and later developed further by Julius Evola (in politics), Frithjof Schuon (in religion), and ... More


Remembering Islamization, 1300–1750

Michael Laffan

in The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter documents what is known of the process of Islamization across Indonesia and argues that the present knowledge is informed in large part by the acceptance of the ... More


From Sufism to Salafism, 1905–11

Michael Laffan

in The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the ongoing debates about Sufism in relation to changing notions of orthodoxy, focusing on the new Salafi movement of Muhammad ʻAbduh and Muhammad Rashid Rida. As a part of their ... More


Conclusion

Michael Laffan

in The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter recounts the overall arc of this book to show how colonial scholarship interpreted the precolonial, and then inflected particular strands of reformist Sufi self-critique into ... More


Gnostics, Taoists, and Sufis

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter continues the early biography of Ren” Gu”non from 1909. It covers his membership in the Universal Gnostic Church and his Masonic contacts with Oswald Wirth, and ends with the dissolution ... More


Fragmentation

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter returns to Gu”non’s biography, covering the period from the Second World War until Gu”non’s death in 1951. It introduces Martin Lings and Henri Hartung, and includes the split between ... More


Sufism for Non-Sufis?: Ibn ’Ata' Allah al-Sakandari’s Taj al-’Arus

Sherman A. Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873678
eISBN:
9780199933464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873678.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This work is a scholarly introduction and translation of an important classical work on spiritual wisdom and refinement of the self by one of Sufism's most illustrious and influential masters. The ... More


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