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Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies
Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies (February 2012)
Özgen Felek - Editor
Alexander D. Knysh - Editor

A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the premodern period to the present.

Dreams and visions have always been important in Islamic societies. Yet, their pervasive impact on Muslim communities and on the lives of individual Muslims remains largely unknown and rather surprising to Westerners. This book addresses this gap in understanding with a fascinating and div...(Read More)
 
 
Ibn 'Arabi in the Later Islamic Tradition
Ibn 'Arabi in the Later Islamic Tradition (January 1999)
The Making of a Polemical Image in Medieval Islam
Alexander D. Knysh - Author

Examines the fierce controversy over the legacy of Ibn 'Arabi, the great Islamic mystic.

"Knysh has looked at exactly who were the supporters and opponents of Ibn 'Arabi for several centuries after his death, where they were getting their information, why they should have taken the position they took, and so forth. The author brings together a lot of tidbits in the secondary literature that people have not connec...(Read More)
 
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