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by Qamar-ul Huda

This book examines the theological, philosophical and Islamic mystical dimensions of the Suhrawardî sufi order from the 13th to 15th centuries. The Suhrawardîs were a legally grounded and intellectually vibrant sufi order whose mystical path was based on exchanges and debates on the Qur'an and on the Prophet's customs. The book analyses their interpretation of sacred texts: the Qur'an, hadiths, sunna, and malfuzat. This created a unique self-understanding, which developed specific sufi spiritual exercises. The book discusses new important ways of thinking about the sufi hermeneutics of the Qur'an and its contribution to Islamic intellectual and spiritual life.
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ISBN: 0700716874
ISBN13: 978-0700716876
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Qamar-ul Huda
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 8, 2002)
Pages: 240 pages
ePUB size: 1638 kb
FB2 size: 1799 kb
Rating: 4.6
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It's refreshing to read a book on Islam after the 9/11 attacks and to learn about its mystical dimensions and long history of philosophy and theology. This is the most thought-provoking book I've read yet on Islam and the intriguing Sufi order. So often, it's hard to decide on books in the field of religion and philosophy. However, this book was an easy choice because it laid out the diversity of interpretation of sacred texts. This topic is so much more rich and educational than the run-of-the-mill new trendy books out each month about Islam without the research to back them up. I think any person who takes an interest in the deeper issues of this culture and religion will find that the author has supported his findings with thorough research and has written a book that anybody with a passion for learning will enjoy.
I was always interested in learning more about Muslim mystics & whether they were at all connected to politics. This book showed me that Muslim mystics like the Suhrawardis were truly commited to their religious values while at the same time interested in making sure that mystics (sufis) were active participants in society. I always assumed that all mystics - like in Christianity - had to live in monastaries away from society. But this book was really good that it help me understand that Muslim mystics were also politicians, economists, and legalists. The end of the book gives examples of specific spiritual exercises the Suhrawardis employed. REALLY AWESOME READ.
I highly recommend this book. It's very thorough and informative.