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The Anonymity of a Commentator
The Anonymity of a Commentator (September 2021)
Zakariyyā al-Anṣārī and the Rhetoric of Muslim Commentaries
Matthew B. Ingalls - Author

A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.

The Anonymity of a Commentator examines the life and writings of the Egyptian Sufi-scholar Zakariyyā al-Anṣārī (d. 926/1520), the longest-serving chief Shāfi‘ī justice to the Mamlūk sultanate during its final years. It analyzes al-Anṣārī’s commentaries in the disciplines of Sufism and Islamic la...(Read More)
 
 
The Mughals and the Sufis
The Mughals and the Sufis (August 2021)
Islam and the Political Imagination in India, 1500–1750
Muzaffar Alam - Author

 
 
Keys to the Beyond
Keys to the Beyond (August 2020)
Frithjof Schuon's Cross-Traditional Language of Transcendence
Patrick Laude - Author

Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.

This book explores the work of the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998) by focusing on the way he develops his own expansive adaptations of traditional religious terms. As a leading proponent of perennial philosoph...(Read More)
 
 
The Repose of the Spirits
The Repose of the Spirits (October 2019)
A Sufi Commentary on the Divine Names
Ahmad Sam'ani - Author
William C. Chittick - Translated and with an introduction by

Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.

The Repose of the Spirits is a translation of one of the earliest and most comprehensive treatises on Sufism in the Persian language. Written by Aḥmad Sam‘ānī, an expert in Islamic law from a famous Central Asian scholarly family in about the year 1135, it is one of th...(Read More)
 
 
Emerson in Iran
Emerson in Iran (June 2019)
The American Appropriation of Persian Poetry
Roger Sedarat - Author

Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Emerson in Iran is the first full-length study of Persian influence in the work of the seminal American poet, philosopher, and translator, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Extending the current trend in transnational studies back to the figural origins of both the United States and Iran, Roger Sedarat’s insightful comparative readings of Platonism and Su...(Read More)
 
 
Repentance and the Return to God
Repentance and the Return to God (October 2018)
Tawba in Early Sufism
Atif Khalil - Author

The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.

This book offers the first extensive treatment in a European language of tawba in Islam. Conventionally translated as “repentance,” tawba includes the broader sense of returning to God. Khalil examines this wider notion in the early period of Sufism with a particular focus on the formative ye...(Read More)
 
 
Shimmering Mirrors
Shimmering Mirrors (November 2017)
Reality and Appearance in Contemplative Metaphysics East and West
Patrick Laude - Author

A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness. In this pioneering work of comparative metaphysics, Patrick Laude delves into Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Jewish concepts of Reality and Appearance to offer a uniquely lucid exploration of metaphysical representations of reality, relativity, appearance, an...(Read More)
 
 
The Sufi and the Friar
The Sufi and the Friar (September 2017)
A Mystical Encounter of Two Men of God in the Abode of Islam
Minlib Dallh - Author

An investigation of the spiritual encounter between a twentieth-century Dominican friar and an eleventh-century Afghani Sufi master.

This book explores the profound spiritual encounter between Serge de Beaurecueil (1917–2005), a twentieth-century French Dominican friar and Christian mystic, and the eleventh-century Ḥanbalī Sufi master Khwāja ‘Abdullāh Anṣārī of Her...(Read More)
 
 
Beauty in Sufism
Beauty in Sufism (June 2017)
The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli
Kazuyo Murata - Author

Analyzes the place of beauty in the Sufi understanding of God, the world, and the human being through the writings of Sufi scholar and saint Rūzbihān Baqlī.

According to Muhammad, “God is beautiful and He loves beauty.” Yet, Islam is rarely associated with beauty, and today, a politicized Islam dominates many perceptions. This work tells a forgotten story of beauty in Islam through the writings ...(Read More)
 
 
Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love
Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love (November 2016)
Joseph E. B. Lumbard - Author

Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.

The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī changed the course of Persian Sufism forever, paving the way for luminaries such as Rūmī, Aṭṭār, and Ḥāfiẓ. Yet he remains a poorly understood thinker, with many treatises incorrectly attributed to him and...(Read More)
 
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