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Author Post, Arjan, author.

Title The journeys of a Taymiyyan Sufi : Sufism through the eyes of ‘Imd al-Dn Amad al-Wsi (d. 711/1311) / by Arjan Post.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]


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Description 1 electronic resource (xii, 321 pages).
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Studies on Sufism ; 6
Studies on Sufism ; 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-307) and indexes.
Summary "The Journeys of a Taymiyyan Sufi explores the life and teachings of 'Imd al-Dn Amad al-Wsi(d. 711/1311), a little-known anbal Sufi master from the circle of Ibn Taymiyya (d. 728/1328). The first part of this book follows al-Wsi's physical journey in search of spiritual guidance through a critical study of his autobiographical writings. This provides unique insights into the Rif'iyya, the Shdhiliyya, and the school of Ibn 'Arab, several manifestations of Sufism that he encountered as he travelled from Wsi to Baghdad, Alexandria, and Cairo. Part I closes with his final destination, Damascus, where his membership of Ibn Taymiyya's circle and his role as a Sufi teacher is closely examined. The second part focuses on al-Wsi's spiritual journey through a study of his Sufi writings, which convey the distinct type of traditionalist Sufism that he taught in early eighth/fourteenth-century Damascus. Besides providing an overview of the spiritual path unto God from beginning to end as he formulated it, this reveals an exceptional interplay between Sufi theory and traditionalist theology"-- Provided by publisher.
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Contents Introduction -- Part I. The Physical Journey (al-Rila) -- Introduction: al-Wsi's Biography -- Chapter 1. Leaving Home, Bastion of the Spectacular Rif‘s -- Chapter 2. Scholastic Sufism of the Alexandrian Shdhiliyya -- Chapter 3. The Final Steps: From Heretics to the Saved Sect -- Part II. The Spiritual Journey (al-Sulk) -- Introduction: Sulk as Sufism -- Chapter 4. Traditionalist Sufism: Outlining the Foundations of the Journey -- Chapter 5. Progressing Towards the Beloved Through the Degrees of Witnessing -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Ibn al-‘Arab, 1165-1240 -- Teachings.
Ibn Taymyah, Amad ibn ‘Abd al-alm, 1263-1328 -- Teachings.
Wsi, Amad ibn Ibrhm, 1259-1311.
Sufis -- Biography.
Sufism -- Doctrines.
Mysticisme -- Islam.
Poésie soufie.
RELIGION / Islam / Sufi
Mysticism -- Islam. (OCoLC)fst01031643
Sufi poetry. (OCoLC)fst01137220
Sufism. (OCoLC)fst01137257
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: The journeys of a Taymiyyan Sufi Leiden ; Brill, [2020] 9789004431294 (DLC) 2020026828
ISBN 9789004377554 (ebook)
9789004431294 (hardback)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004377554 doi

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