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The Sufi Tradition in the West by Omar Ali-Shah

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Published by Tractus .
Written in English


  • Sufism,
  • Religion,
  • Philosophy,
  • Islam - Sufi,
  • Foreign Language Study,
  • Islam - Sufism

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8700000M
ISBN 101883816009
ISBN 109781883816001

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This is a book to read and reflect upon, no on a passive way, but rather in an active and practical manner. "The Sufi Tradition in the West" is the type of book that provides us with a seed that can be planted within ourselves, it is up to us to water and care for it/5(3). The Sufis is one of the best known books on Sufism by the writer Idries Shah. First published in with an introduction by Robert Graves, it introduced Sufi ideas to the West in a format acceptable to non-specialists at a time when the study of Sufism had largely become the reserve of : Idries Shah. In more recent years, Sufis and Sufi shrines have been subjected to terrorist attacks by Islamist fundamentalist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. See A. J. Arberry, Sufism (); L. Lewin, ed., The Diffusion of Sufi Ideas in the West (); A. Schimmel, Mystical Dimensions of Islam () and As through a Veil (). Sufism is a Path, a Way, one of the mystical traditions. In our reference books Sufis are likely to be described as Islamic mystics; at best as "the inner truth of Islam.".

Heart, Self, and Soul is the first book by a Western psychologist to explore the rich spiritual tradition of Sufism as a path for personal growth. Western psychotherapy aims largely to help us eliminate neurotic traits formed in childhood and adapt to society. The Sufis by Idries Shah offers a wide overview of the historical development of the Sufi Way, through the works of individual masters (many of whom were highly successful polymaths), schools and orders, and through a whole host of fields in which they were engaged or through which their work was projected, such as religion, ethics, learning, science, the arts, traditional /5. Folk and Sufi music from Persia and the Caucasus Friday, Aug 8 pm / $ TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. DOORS WILL OPEN AT pm (proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to benefit the Uyghur people. available online at ) venue: The Sufi Lodge West Broadway, New York City. musicians: Gabriel Marin. The Sufi Tradition Interview with Idries Shah - by Elizabeth Hall EH: Idries Shah, you are the West's leading exponent of Sufism, that rich religious tradition growing out of the Middle East.

Books shelved as sufism: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, The Conference of the Birds by Attar of Nishapur, The Essential Rumi by Rumi, The Sufis. Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age is published by Oxford University Press in New York (). It is the first complete history of the Western relationship with Sufism, and examines the deep roots of Western Sufism, both in the Muslim world and in the gh the first significant Western Sufi organization was not established until , the first Western . current fame in the West derives largely from Martin Lings' book, A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century(link fixed 20 August, ). There are at least four distinct branches of this order in the West today (each of which has its own. Between Islam and the West: The Sufi Tradition in the Face of the Challenges of Globalization (בין האסלאם והמערב: המסורת הצופית לנוכח אתגרי הגלובליזציה).