The Darvishes

Author: John P. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113502989X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Darvishes is an invaluable contribution to the study of the Belief and spiritual principles of the Darvish Orders and is one of the most accurate reference works on the subject. Drawn exclusively from the original Oriental works, and from Turkish, Arabic and Persian manuscripts the originality and authenticity of the work is beyond doubt. As well as discussing Darvish doctrines and history, the volume also examines the spiritual and metaphysical significance of Sufism as a living tradition

The Dervishes Or Oriental Spiritualism

Author: John Brown
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781417973323
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Dervishes

Author: Brown John Porter
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781110784783
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Extremist Shiites

Author: Matti Moosa
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815624110
Format: PDF
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Little is known in the West about the division of the Islamic world into Shiites and Sunnites and even less about the stratification of these two groups, with most of the attention going to the Sunnites. Moosa's comprehensive study of the origins and cultural aspects of the different extremist, or Ghulat, Shiite sects in the Middle East is a ground-breaking work. These sects whose 'extremism' is essentially religious are generally a peaceful people and, except for the Nusayris of Syria, are not political activists.

Rapture and Revolution

Author: Talât Sait Halman
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815631460
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The articles contained in this volume collectively provide a critical overview of Turkish literature from its earliest phases in the sixth century through the Republican period, with pieces detailing literature from the Ottoman Empire to essays dealing with Turkish Literature and Europeanization. In so doing, the author illustrates the evolution of Turkish culture as reflected in the literary experience. development of drama from Karagoz and Orta oyunu to contemporary Western theater, the propaganda functions of poetry, and the important role of folk literature. In addition, the volume focuses on some of the leading figures of Turkish literature, from Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, Yunus Emre, and Suleyman the Magnificent to Sait Faik and modern poets such as Nazim Hikmet, Orhan Veli Kanik, and Melih Cevdet Anday.

Sufism and the Way of Blame

Author: Yannis Toussulis
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835608646
Format: PDF
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If ever there were a definitive book on the cultural life of Sufism, this is it. Originating in ninth-century Persia, The "way of blame" (Pers. malamatiyya) is a little-known tradition within larger Sufism that focused on the psychology of egoism and engaged in self-critique. Later, The term referred to those Sufis who shunned Islamic literalism and formalism, thus being worthy of "blame". Yannis Tousullis may be the first to explore the relation between this controversial movement And The larger tradition of Sufism, As well as between Sufism and Islam generally, throughout history To The present. Both a Western professor of the psychology of religion and a Sufi practitioner, Tousullis has studied malamatiyya for over a decade. Explaining Sufism as a lifelong practice to become a "perfect mirror in which God contemplates Himself," he draws on contemporary interpretations by G. I Gurdjieff, J. G. Bennett, and Idries Shah, As well as on Frithjof Schuon, Martin Lings, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr. He also contributes personal research conducted with one of the last living representatives of the way of blame in Turkey today, Mehmet Selim Ozich. The closing chapters present the paradigm of psychospiritual development currently used by classically oriented Sufis who practice a human- centred approach to spiritual transformation.