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Aisha al-Ba‘uniyya (c.1456–1517) was one of the greatest women mystics in Islamic history. A Sufi master and an Arab poet, her religious writings were extensive by any standard and extraordinary for her time. In medieval Islam a number of women were respected scholars and teachers, but they rarely composed works of their own. Aisha al-Ba‘uniyya, however, was prolific. She composed over twenty works, and likely wrote more Arabic prose and poetry than any other Muslim woman prior to the twentieth century.

The first full-scale biography of al-Ba‘uniyya in the English language, this volume provides a rare glimpse into the life and writings of a medieval Muslim woman in her own words. Homerin presents her work in the wider context of late-medieval Islamic spirituality, examining the influence of figures such as Ibn al-‘Arabi, al-Busiri and Ibn al-Farid, and emphasising the role of the person of the Prophet Muhammad in her spirituality. Aisha al-Ba‘uniyya is a fascinating introduction to a figure described by a sixteenth-century biographer as ‘one of the marvels of her age’.

CONTENTS

Maps

Preface



1 GOD’S BLESSINGS

Origins

Slave Soldiers

Mamluk Sultanate

Secretaries and Scholars

Education

Damascus

Mosques and Libraries

Gabriel’s Questions

Obedient Servant

Dress and Decorum

Saints and Shrines

Inner Sanctum

Intercession or Idolatry

Forgiveness and Favor

2 AISHA AL-BA‘UNIYYA AND THE BELOVED PROPHET

Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah

That Sacred Place

Syrian Caravan

Damascus to Medina

Medina to Mecca

Before the Black Stone

Hajj

Dreams

What is a Woman to Do?

Poems of Praise

Mantle Ode

Blessings

Holy Prophet

Most Wholesome Source

Virtuous Life

Return to Heaven

Precious Pearls



3 O MY LOVE AND HAPPINESS

Marriage and Family

Sufi Way

Venerable Masters

Recalling the Lord

Noble Invocations

Taste and See

Hymn/Him

Emanation of Grace

Poetry of Recollection

He’s My Destiny

Old Loves for New

Ibn al-Farid

Odes in T

Covenant

Wine of Love

Moses of the Heart

Seat of Truth

4 TREE OF MYSTICAL LIFE

Principles of Sufism

Repentance

Sincerity

Recollection

Love

Amazing Stories

Wondrous Secret

Ocean Without a Shore



5 GATHERING UNION

New Challenges

To Egypt

Cairo

Victorious

Pomp and Princess

Among the Elite

Five-Fold Good Word

Clear Inspiration

Shadows of War

Time of Change

Legacy



Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

GENRE
Religion et spiritualité
SORTIE
2019
4 juillet
LANGUE
EN
Anglais
LONGUEUR
192
Pages
ÉDITEUR
Oneworld Publications
TAILLE
2.5
Mo

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