AAPTIS 465 - Islamic Mysticism
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
Theme, WorldLit
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Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Beginning with the Qur’anic origins of Islamic mysticism and its early Christian and ascetic influences, this course explores the central themes and institutional forms of Sufism, a stream of Islam which stresses the esoteric (mystical) dimensions of religious faith. It reflects upon the inward quest and devotions of Muslim mystics as these have been lived and expressed in art, theology, literature, and fellowship since the 8th century CE.

AAPTIS 465 - Islamic Mysticism
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001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ACCUCOPY 516 E William St., Ann Arbor
ISBN: 0809136198
Early Islamic mysticism : Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, poetic and theological writings, Author: translated, edited and with an introduction by Michael A. Sells ; preface by Carl W. Ernst., Publisher: Paulist press 1996
ISBN: 9004107177
Islamic mysticism : a short history, Author: by Alexander Knysh., Publisher: Brill 1999
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ISBN: 9780140192643
Muslim Saints and mystics : episodes from the Tadhkirat al-Auliya' ('Memorial of the Saints'), Author: A_t_ta?r, Fari?du?d-Di?n., Publisher: Arkana 1990
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