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Author Ohlander, Erik S.

Title Sufism in an age of transition : ʻUmar al-Suhrawardī and the rise of the Islamic mystical brotherhoods / by Erik S. Ohlander
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 364 pages) : illustrations
Series Islamic history and civilization. Studies and texts, 0929-2403 ; v. 71
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 71
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; A Note on Transliteration and Dating; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One Situating al-Suhrawardï in Time, Space, and Text; Chapter Two The Makings of a Sufi Master; Chapter Three Writing Authority; Chapter Four Ma'rifa Disciplined and Institutionalized; Chapter Five Imperial and Other Projects; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Persons and Places; Index of Book Titles; Index of Terms and Concepts
Summary "Although the early thirteenth century was a critical period in the development of Sufism, it has received little scholarly attention. Based on heretofore unexplored sources, this book examines a pivotal figure from this period: the scholar, mystic, statesman, and eponym of one of the earliest tariqa lineages, 'Umar al-Suhrawardi. In situating Suhrawardi's life work in its social, political, and religious contexts, this book suggests that his universalizing Sufi system was not only enmeshed within a broader economy of Muslim religious learning, but also furnished social spaces which allowed for novel modes of participation in Sufi religiosity. In doing so, this book provides a framework for understanding the increasingly ubiquitous presence of intentional Sufi communities and institutions throughout the late-medieval Islamic world."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-337) and indexes
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Subject Suhrawardī, ʻUmar ibn Muḥammad, 1145-1234.
Sufism -- History.
Suhrawardīyah.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008001170
ISBN 9047432142 (electronic bk.)
9789047432142 (electronic bk.)