Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Middle Path of Moderation in IslamThe Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190226831

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 May 2019

Between Spirituality and Legalism

Between Spirituality and Legalism

The Moderating Influence of Sufism

Chapter:
(p.115) XII Between Spirituality and Legalism
Source:
The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam
Author(s):

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.003.0012

This chapter highlights the role that Sufism can play in an otherwise Shari’ah-dominated Islam, where the emphasis on externality and form has tilted the balance between the inner and the outer self of the religion. The gap between Sufism and fiqh has remained, but there are indications of renewed public concern in Muslim societies to bring the letter and the spirit of Shari’ah closer together in such areas, for instance, as financial transactions and the rituals of worship. The chapter also reviews the role of Sufism in Shi’i thought and how Sufism has the potential of developing greater unity between the Shi’i and Sunni branches of Islam.

Keywords:   spirituality, rituals, sincerity, love, Sunni, Shi’ah, Sufi orders

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .