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For hundreds of years, the inner spiritual core of Islam has been the focus of Sufi thinkers. These essays allow the reader to understand the wisdom and history of Sufism.

Table of Contents

Table of Transliteration System vii
Foreword ix
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Preface xiii
Roger Gaetani
Introduction xxi
Jean-Louis Michon
Sufi Doctrine and Method 1(20)
Titus Burckhardt
Sufism and Islam 21(12)
William C. Chittick
The Vision of God According to Ibn 'Arabi 33(16)
Michel Chodkiewicz
Approaching Sufism 49(14)
Eric Geoffroy
The Prophetic Model of the Spiritual Master in Islam 63(26)
Denis Gril
Haqiqa and Sharia in Islam 89(12)
René Guénon
Sufi Answers to Questions on Ultimate Reality 101(16)
Martin Lings
Sufism in Muslim Spain 117(14)
Angus Macnab
"Walking upon the Path of God like Men"? Women and the Feminine in the Islamic Mystical Tradition 131(22)
Maria Massi Dakake
Sacred Music and Dance in Islam 153(26)
Jean-Louis Michon
The Spiritual Needs of Western Man and the Message of Sufism 179(28)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
On the Name Allah 207(10)
Leo Schaya
Jesus in the Qur'an: Selfhood and Compassion—An Akbari Perspective 217(20)
Reza Shah-Kazemi
Aspects of Islamic Esoterism 237(14)
William Stoddart
The Quintessential Esoterism of Islam 251(25)
Frithjof Schuon
Glossary of Foreign Terms and Phrases 276(10)
Acknowledgments 286(2)
Contributors 288(5)
Index 293

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