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Publisher Description

DESCRIPTION: This is an excellent overview of the Persian lineage and practice of Sufism.

BACKCOVER:

Presented in an easy-to-read format, Sufism not only gives a detailed account of the major practices of Sufism but also traces the development and lineage of the faith in the major centers. Sufism also contains examples of important Sufi verse, a detailed explanation of the major religious practices, a first hand description of ceremonies at a temple and a bibliography of literature related to Sufism in English and Persian (Farsi) for serious students.

TOC: 

Foreword

Islamic Sects

Names

Summary

Key Dates, Words, People & Works In Sufism

The Theory, Practices And Origins Of Sufism

CHAPTER 1: GENERAL BACKGROUND

History

The Morshed

The Salek

Ablution

The Khaneghah

The Khergheh

CHAPTER 2: SUFI THEORY AND TERMINOLOGY

Literature And Practice

The Forty Stages

CHAPTER 3: INFLUENCES AND ORIGINS

Sufism And Sophism

The "Wearers Of Wool"

Safa

Tasawof

The Origins Of Sufism

Sufism and Buddhism

The First Sufis

CHAPTER 4: HISTORICAL CENTERS OF BAGHDAD, KHURASAN AND SHIRAZ

The Center at Baghdad

The Center at Khurasan

The Center at Shiraz

CHAPTER 5: THE PRESENT CENTERS OF KURDESTAN, KARAJ AND THE REMAINING BRANCHES OF SUFISM IN IRAN

Center At Kurdestan

Center At Karaj

The Remaining Branches

CHAPTER 6: THE OVEYSSI SCHOOL FOR SUFISM AT KARAJ

The Master Of The School

Sessions Of The School

Ceremonies Where The Cloak Is Worn

Seyr Va Solook

Appendix

References

Glossary

Index

END

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2012
February 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
113
Pages
PUBLISHER
Ross Books
SELLER
Ross Books
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

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Sufism

Very informative and an easy read.