Mystical Dimensions of Islam by Annemarie Schimmel
Thirty-fifth Anniversary Edition

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Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism. This edition brings to a new generation of readers Annemarie Schimmel's historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings through the nineteenth century.

Schimmel's sensitivity and deep understanding of Sufism--its origins, development, and historical context--as well as her erudite examination of Sufism as reflected in Islamic poetry, draw readers into the mood, the vision, and the way of the Sufi. In the foreword, distinguished Islam scholar Carl W. Ernst comments on the continuing vitality of Schimmel's book and the advances in the study of Sufism that have occurred since the work first appeared.

About Annemarie Schimmel

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Annemarie Schimmel (1922@-2003) was a renowned German scholar of Islam and author of eighty books, including ###And Muhammad Is His Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety# and ###A Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry#. Carl W. Ernst is William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of"Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World", among other books.
Published August 8, 2011 by The University of North Carolina Press. 540 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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