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

Sherman A. Jackson

Abstract

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 introduction situates the text in the context of the modern controversy over Sufism, alongside the relevance of this tradition to the challenges confronting Islam and Muslims in the modern world, including the relationship between Islam and the West. The translation captures the tone, essence, and illocutionary force of the author's presentation in the straddled context(s) of the pre-modern and moder ... More

Keywords: self, Sufism, Islam, Muslims, translation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199873678
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873678.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sherman A. Jackson, author
University of Southern California

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