9781851681938

The Heritage of Sufism (Volume 3) Late Classical Persianate Sufism (1501-1750)

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    1851681930

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-12-02
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Summary

This last volume of three is devoted to the examination and celebration ofhe artistic, literary and mystical culture and the intellectual life of 16th,7th and the first half of 18th century Safavid Iran and Mughal India. Thearly part of this period marked the peak of Muslim political power.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
viii
List of Contribuutors
x
System of Transliteration xii
Preface xiii
Foreword: The Evolution of Sufism xxv
Javad Nurbakhsh
I. INTRODUCTION
The Place of the School of Isfahan in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism
3(16)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
II. PERSIANATE SUFISM IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Rethinking Safavid Shi`ism
19(9)
David Morgan
Western Encounters with Persian Sufi Literature
28(35)
Farhang Jahanpour
III. SUFISM AND SOCIETY IN SAFAVID PERSIA
Safism and the School of Isfahan: Tawawwuf and `Irfan the Late Safavid Iran (`Abd al-Razzaq Lahiji and Fayd-i Kashani on the Relation of Tasawwuf, Hikmat and `Irfan)
63(72)
Leonard Lewisohn
Clerical Perceptions of Sufi Practices in Late Seventeenth-Century Persia: Arguments over the Permissibility of Singing (Ghina')
135(30)
Andrew J. Newman
The Ni`matu' Ilahi Order under Safavid Suppresion and in Indian Exile
165(36)
Terry Graham
Rewriting Ni`matu' Ilahi History in Safavid Chronicles
201(24)
Sholeh A. Quinn
IV. SUFISM & ISHRAQI & AKBARIAN PHILOSOPHY
Suhrawardis Heir? The Ishraqi Philosophy of Mir Damad
225(22)
Ian Richard Netton
Travelling the Sufi Path: A Chishti Handbook from Bijapur
247(19)
William C.Chittick
The Influence of Ibn `Arabi's Doctrine of the Unity of Being on the Transcendental Theosophy of Sadr al-Din Shirazi
266(9)
Muhammad Reza Juzi
V. ESOTERIC MOVEMENT & CONTEMPLATIVE DISCIPLINES
Isma`ili-Sufi Relations in Early Post-Alamut and Safavid Persia
275(15)
Farhad Daftary
The Rawshaniyya: A Sufi Movement on the Mughal Tribal Periphery
290(29)
Surgei Andreyev
Contemplating Sacred History in Late Mughal Sufism: The Case of Shah Wali Allah of Dehli
319(25)
Marcia K. Hermansen
Chishti Meditation Practices of the Later Mughal Period
344(17)
Carl W. Ernst
VI. PERSIANATE SUFISM IN INDIA, CENTRAL ASIA & CHINA
The Role of the Sufis in the Changing Society of the Deccan, 1500-1750
361(15)
M.Z.A. Shakeb
Sufi Texts in Chinese
376(13)
Sachiko Murata
The Yasavi Order and Persian Hagiography in Seventeenth-Century Central Asia: `Alim Shaykh of `Aliyabad and his Lamahat min nafahat al-quds
389(28)
Devin Deweese
VII. PERSIANATE SUFI POETRY IN IRAN & INDIA
The Vernacular Tradition in Persianate Sufi Poetry in Mughal India
417(18)
Annemarie Schimmel
Persian Poetry and Qadiri Sufism in Later Mughal India: Ghanimat Kunjahi and his Mathnawi-yi Nayrang-i `ishq
435(29)
Christopher Shackle
Symbolism and Symmetry: Shaykh Manjhan's Madhumalti Revisited
464(29)
Simon Weightman
The Imagery of Annihilation (Fana), in the Poetry of Sa'ib Tabrizi
493(25)
Heideh Ghomi
Bibliography 518(20)
Index of Places, Names and Terms 538

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