Islamic Spirituality: Foundations

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Islamic Spirituality: Foundations

A wide-ranging, illustrated, scholarly treatment of core topics in Islamic spirituality. This book discusses the foundations of Sufism, including the Qur’an, the Hadith, pilgrimage, and prayer, as well as a study of the rise of Islam.

Part of a multivolume series, with more than 500 contributing scholars worldwide, that presents the spiritual wisdom of the human race in its historical unfolding, from prehistoric times, through the great religions, to the meeting of traditions at the present.

Reviews and endorsements

"At a time when the mass media daily confront the public with news about Islamic jihad and Muslim terrorists, a work on Islamic spirituality is more than welcome . . . this book will open the readers’ eyes to aspects of Islam which are so often overlooked in the West.”
The Muslim World

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“This remarkable collection of essays . . . conveys the symmetry, balance, and interplay of illumination and depth that are characteristic of an authentic Islamic building or work of art . . . For those interested in spirituality generally, as well as those within the Islamic tradition, these essays are highly recommended. It is rare to find a contemporary work on this genre which so effectively engages the spirit as well as the intellect in order to convey this mode of spirituality."
Gnosis Magazine

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“One is left feeling both grateful that such an authentic volume has been published in this field, and inspired by the profundity of its content.”
Islamic Quarterly

"At a time when the mass media daily confront the public with news about Islamic jihad and Muslim terrorists, a work on Islamic spirituality is more than welcome . . . this book will open the readers’ eyes to aspects of Islam which are so often overlooked in the West.”
The Muslim World

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“This remarkable collection of essays . . . conveys the symmetry, balance, and interplay of illumination and depth that are characteristic of an authentic Islamic building or work of art . . . For those interested in spirituality generally, as well as those within the Islamic tradition, these essays are highly recommended. It is rare to find a contemporary work on this genre which so effectively engages the spirit as well as the intellect in order to convey this mode of spirituality."
Gnosis Magazine

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“One is left feeling both grateful that such an authentic volume has been published in this field, and inspired by the profundity of its content.”
Islamic Quarterly


9780824511319
Paperback / 480 pages
HERDER & HERDER, 1991

Dimensions: 6 x 9 1/4