In conclusion, Sufism
flourished indirectly because of the Mongol invasions.
Scholar Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, a scholar in the ways of Islamic law, Sufism
, and chemistry, and chairman of the Michigan-based educational organization Islamic Supreme Council of America, presents Keys to the Divine Kingdom, an introduction for lay readers to better understand the physical and spiritual worlds.
Books published by the Society fall into seven broad categories: (i) Qur'an, Sirah and Hadith; (ii) Islamic Law and Jurisprudence; (iii) The al-Ghazali Series; (iv) Muslim Personalities Series; (v) Translations from the Islamic Heritage; (vi) Monographs on Spirituality and Sufism
; and (vii) General Titles on Islam.
Partly through the discovery of these mystics' sublime poetry, there is an upsurge of interest in Sufism
, the spiritual dimension of Islam, with its inner, esoteric spirit, which even the horrors of so-called Islamic fundamentalism cannot diminish.
One of its founders has compiled a recommended reading list for the faithful; it includes a collection of Tantric exercises, a text on Sufism
, one of Philip K.
Loved for its universalist principles and devotional practices, Sufism
's popularity and growth have been strong ever since.
Wahhabism arose in opposition to both the (thoroughly Muslim) Ottoman Empire and to the indigenous Sufism
of eighteenth-century Arabia.
Vincent Cornell, Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism
. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 1998, 424 pp.
Intertextual correspondences are explored on five axes: history, Islam, madness, Sufism
Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism
. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1998.
In his study of the conversion of Westerners to Islam, a Turkish sociologist revealed in 1996 that it happened that a significant proportion of the converts had adopted that religion under the influence of Islamic mysticism, or Sufism
.(1) Now Sufism
, located at the meeting-point of the written and oral traditions of Islam, offers an original commentary on the Quran and a spiritual practice based on psychosomatic exercises close to yoga.
23, he will present "The Revival of Sufism
: Current Directions in Contemporary Islam," this year's al-Ghazali Lecture at Elmhurst College.