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Title Book: Rabi a The Mystic and Her Fellow Saints in Islam
Author : Margaret Smith
ISBN 10: 0521318637
ISBN 13: 9780521318631
Publisher : CUP Archive
Category : History / Middle East / General
Languages : en
Pages : 219
File Type : PDF EPUB DOCX TEXT
File Size : 42,5 Mb
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For centuries there has been fascination, within and beyond the Islamic world, with the mystical teachings of Sufism, and with the role of the Islamic 'saints' whose life and work were important to Islamic theology. Margaret Smith's classic work, Rabi'a the Mystic, describes the teaching, life and times of one of the great women of the Islamic tradition, Rabi'a of Basra. This study has never been bettered. It is now reissued unchanged, but with a new introduction by Professor Annemarie Schimmel. This emphasises the importance of the book - and of Rabi'a herself - and questions of major importance today: the nature of mystical belief and experience, the Sufi tradition, and the role of women in the Islamic world.