Mystics And Saints Of Islam Claud Field

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Mystics And Saints Of Islam  by  Claud Field

Mystics And Saints Of Islam by Claud Field
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IT is a custom in some quarters to represent Mohammadan mysticism as merely a late importation into Islam, and an altogether alien element in it. But however much later Islamic mysticism may have de-:· rived from Christian, Neo-platonic, andMoreIT is a custom in some quarters to represent Mohammadan mysticism as merely a late importation into Islam, and an altogether alien element in it. But however much later Islamic mysticism may have de-:· rived from Christian, Neo-platonic, and Buddhist sources, there is little doubt that the roota of mystiCism are to be found m the Koran itself.

The following verse is an instance: God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. His light is like a niche in which is a lamp, the lamp encased in glass-the glass as it were a glistening star. From a blessed tree is it lighted, the olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would well nigh shine out even though fire touched it not! . It is light upon light! (Koran Sura 24). Indeed it seems strange to accord the title of a practical mystic to Cromwell and to deny it to Mohammad, whose proclivity for religious meditation was so strong that the Arabs-- used to say Muhammad is in love with his MakeTable of ContentsI PATHEISTIC SUFISM I- II HASAN BASRI ??

18- III RABIA, THE WOMAN SUFI 28- IV IBRAHIM BEN ADHAM 36- V FUDHA YL BEN AYAZ 46- VI BAY AZID BASTAMI 52- VII ZUN NUN OF EGYPT 60- VIII MANSUR HALLAJ 68- IX HABIB AJ AMI ?? 79- x- AVICENNA (IBN SINA) 86- XI AL GHAZZALI ?? 106- XII FARIDUDDIN ATTAR 123- XIII SUHRAWARDY I41- XIV JALALUDDIN RUMI 148- xv SHARANI, THE EGYPTIAN 164- XVI~ MULLAH· SHAH 174- APPENDIX t MOHAMMEDAN CONVERSIONS 192- II EXPOSITION OF SUFISM 196- , III CHRISTIAN ELEMENTS IN MOHAMMBDAN- UTERATURE 202- IV CHRIST IN MOHAMMEDAN TRADITION zoPAbout the PublisherForgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings.

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