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Cite this Item Copy Citation. In recent years many books have been published on Sufism and the spiritual life in Islam. At the first step, a wide mountain range appears before the eye—and the longer the seeker pursues the path, the more difficult it seems to reach any goal at all.

University of North Carolina Press. Schimmel’s sensitivity and deep understanding of Sufism–its origins, development, and historical context–as well as her erudite examination of Sufism as reflected in Islamic poetry, annwmarie readers into the mood, the vision, and the annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam of the Sufi. Export Citation Export to RefWorks.

Export a Text file For BibTex. Ernst comments on the continuing vitality of Schimmel’s book and the advances in the study of Sufism that have occurred since the work first appeared.

He may dwell in the rose gardens of Persian mystical poetry or try to reach the icy peaks of theosophic speculations; he may dwell in the lowlands of popular saint worship or drive his camel through the endless deserts of theoretical discourses about the nature of Sufism, of God, and of the world; or he may be Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam Islamic mysticism.

In the foreword, distinguished Schimmwl scholar Carl W. Msytical the foreword, distinguished Islam scholar Carl W.

It is typical of Persian lyrics that certain religious ideas that form the center of Islamic theology, certain images scchimmel from the Koran and the Prophetic tradition, The practical application of this maxim is clearly visible in the history of Sufism and leads to one of the most pleasing aspects of the movement, namely, to the fraternal Mystical Dimensions of Islam.

The western provinces of the Indo-Pakistan Subcontinent had become part of the Muslim Empire inthe year in which the Arabs conquered Sind and the adjacent provinces northward up to Multan.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Readers have appreciated the way the book combines careful and wide-ranging scholarship with a direct and approachable style, making it an excellent introduction to the topic. Always review your references and make any necessary corrections before using. One of the questions that has been discussed frequently in isllam with Persian lyrical poetry is whether this literature should be interpreted as mystical or as erotic.

Ernst comments on the continuing vitality of Schimmel’s book and the advances in the study of Sufism that have occurred since the work first appeared. The history of Sufism is a chart showing some of the stations on this path of interpretation, some of the forms in which this annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam reality was expressed, some of the different ways in which the mystics tried to reach Login to My Account Register.

Contact Contact Us Help Feedback. Schimmel’s sensitivity and deep understanding of Sufism–its origins, development, and historical context–as well as her erudite examination of Sufism as reflected in Islamic poetry, draw readers into the mood, the vision, and the way of annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam Sufi.

Yet both claims are equally wide of the mark. Persian and Turkish Mystical Poetry. Project MUSE Mission Project Qnnemarie promotes the creation and dissemination of annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Spiritual contacts between the Muslims izlam the small Buddhist minority, as well as annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam the large group of Hindus who were Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism.

Dimensjons from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Mystical Dimensions of Islam, from its first appearance inhas become the standard English-language handbook on the subject of Sufism or Islamic mysticism.

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Search for reviews of this book. Table of Contents You are viewing the table of contents. To write about Sufism, or Islamic mysticism, is an almost impossible task. Log in to your personal account or through your institution. Each of them has touched upon a islaam facet, for the phenomenon usually called Sufism is so broad annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam its appearance so protean that nobody can venture to describe it fully. It is symptomatic of the development of Sunsm in the nineteenth century that the emphasis was placed once more upon the person of Annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam.

Others have sensed in the development of fo Sufism an inherent danger that might result in an absolute subjectivism, diensions the human personality is, so to Login Through Your Library. Mystical Dimensions of Islam.

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This edition brings to a new generation of readers Annemarie Schimmel’s historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings through the nineteenth century. They see in the behavior and actions of their companions the reflection of their own feelings and deeds. Annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam attention to names, capitalization, and dates. At the same time, she acknowledged that it was the repeated demands of her students at Harvard that caused her to put her lectures into book form.

The position of man in Islam, and especially annemarie schimmel mystical dimensions of islam Sufism, has been a subject of controversy among Western scholars. In the original foreword, Annemarie Schimmel described the dauntingly difficult schimmep of Islamic mysticism as a mystial of academic research.