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by Staffan Andrae,Birgitta Sharpe,Eric Sharpe


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The early Sufis were not seeking consolation. Who they were and what they were after, the reader will discover here.

The early Sufis were not seeking consolation. Topics discussed include the historical background of early Muslim mysticism and the relations between Muslim and Christian ascetics. Here are the early Sufis themselves. Here are their ascetic practices; their attitudes toward women and marriage, toward food and drink, and toward music and poetry; and here is their ecstatic experience. This is a study in holiness and the love of God, but it is even more a study of men and women overcome by that holiness and love, and locked in the paradox of loving a God who makes vast demands on them.

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August 1987) Studies in Early Islamic Mysticism Staffan Andrae - Author Birgitta Sharpe - Translator Eric Sharpe - Biographical introduction In the Garden of Myrtles. This is a study in holiness and the love of God, but it is even more a study of men and women overcome by that holiness and love, and locked in the paradox of loving a God who makes vast demands on them

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In the Garden of Myrtles: Studies in Early Islamic Mysticism. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1987. Sufi Illuminati: The Rawshani Movement in Muslim Mysticism, Society and Politics. London: Curzon Press, 2000. Ansārī, Khwāja ‘Abd Allāh (. Ravan Farhadi, trans. Abdhullah Ansārī of Herat (1006 - 1089): An Early Sufi Master.

Studies in Early Islamic Mysticism. Published August 1987 by State Univ of New York Pr. Written in English.

Andrae, Tor. In the Garden of Myrtles. Translated by Birgitta Sharpe. Muslim spirituality in South Asia. The Concept of Sainthood in early Islamic Mysticism: Two Works by Al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī. New York: State University of New York Press, 1987. Al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī. Translated with an introduction by Bernd Radtke and John O’Kane.

Here are the early Sufis themselves. Here are their ascetic practices; their attitudes toward women and marriage, toward food and drink, and toward music and poetry; and here is their ecstatic experience. This is a study in holiness and the love of God, but it is even more a study of men and women overcome by that holiness and love, and locked in the paradox of loving a God who makes vast demands on them. The early Sufis were not seeking consolation. Who they were and what they were after, the reader will discover here.Topics discussed include the historical background of early Muslim mysticism and the relations between Muslim and Christian ascetics. Andrae suggests parallels drawn from his vast reading in the literature of religious experience, both East and West.

Comments: (2)

Purebinder
Difficult to read and often convoluted..
Malaris
Along with Thomas Merton's "Asian Journals" and Steven Levine's "Gradual Awakening"; one of the best books on Spirituality, I have ever read.
It is one of the books I always keep near my bed. I must have re-read it 10 times and gained new insights every time.

It is the best book I have ever read on Sufism. It is also the most helpful book I have read discussing the relationship between Sufism
and Islam, also Islam and Christianity.

I am truly surprised how few people are aware of this book, it really should be a best seller in the category of comparative religion.

I disagree totally with the critique that it is "convoluted"
In fact the writing is very simple and easy to understand.

I can only hope more people will read this book and confirm what I say.
In the Garden of Myrtles: Studies in Early Islamic Mysticism download epub
Author: Staffan Andrae,Birgitta Sharpe,Eric Sharpe
ISBN: 0887065244
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: SUNY Press (August 15, 1987)
Pages: 182 pages