Sanctity And Mysticism in Medieval Egypt: The Wafa Sufi Order And the Legacy of Ibn 'arabi

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  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Richard J. A. McGregor is Assistant Professor of Religion at Vanderbilt University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Note on Transliteration xiii
1. Tirmidhi, Ibn 'Arabi, and Others on Sanctity 9(18)
Tirmidhi on Walaya
Sahl Tustari on Walaya
Lesser Treatments of Walaya
Walaya and Shi'ism
Ibn 'Arabi and Walaya
2. The Early Shadhiliyya and Sanctity 27(22)
Literature and History of the Shadhiliyya
Al-Shadhili, Tirmidhi, and Ibn 'Arabi
The Early Figures of the Order
The Writings of Ibn Bakhila
Proximity to the Divine
The Levels of Walaya
Sanctity and Prophecy
3. The Wafa'iyya in Time and Space 49(22)
Arriving from the Maghreb
Among the Elite of Cairo
4. The Writings of the Wafa's 71(18)
Supplications (du'a)
Jurisprudence (fiqh) and Exegesis (tafsir)
Mystical Treatises (Muhammad Wafa')
Mystical Treatises ('Ali Wafa')
5. Sanctity and Muhammad Wafa' 89(30)
Absolute Being and Its Self-disclosure
The Preexistential and the Everlasting
Spiritual Anthropology
The Teaching Shaykh and Beyond
The Muhammadan Reality and the Pole
Sanctity, the Renewer, and the Seal
6. Sanctity according to 'Ali Wafa' 119(38)
Divine Oneness, Self-disclosure, and Creation
The Teacher and Oneness
On Walaya and Nubuwwa
The Seal of Sainthood
The Seal and the Renewer of Religion
Conclusion 157(6)
Notes 163(56)
Bibliography 219(20)
Indexes 239

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