The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality
by Cornell, Vincent J.;Lawrence, Bruce B.;, Bruce B. Lawrence
English | 2022 | ISBN: 0470674202 | 602 pages | True PDF EPUB | 22.87 MB
A ground-breaking and comprehensive collection on various facets of Islamic spirituality throughout history and in the modern world
The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality is an authoritative reference work comprising twenty-eight scholarly essays that explore the expressive and performative dimensions of Islamic spirituality. Edited by two of its most prominent scholars, and bringing together a stellar cast of contributors, this wide-ranging volume covers religious practices, sacred texts, history and places, gender, music, poetry, the visual arts, and politics.
Spirituality has had a long and important history in Islam, where a focus on spirituality is required of every believer. Each Muslim is asked to achieve a state of devotion through prayer, fasting, supplications, recitations, pilgrimage, and ascetic practices. The essays in this volume explain the role of spirituality in Islam-from its beginnings, through the development of its institutions, and into the present day. They also reflect important new research, and discuss contemporary debates and issues affecting Islamic spirituality such as the Internet, social justice, the role of women, ethics, and religious fundamentalism.
Offering readers a thought-provoking way to engage with the topic, this comprehensive work includes:
The spirituality of words and letters, including the Qur'an, prophetic traditions in Islam, and litanies, invocations, and devotional textsDevotional practices in Islam, including the spirituality of prayer, ascetic spirituality, Qur'an recitation, and spirituality of the Sufi pathSpirituality in literature, including Arabic and Persian poetry, spirituality in the modern novel, and the art of translationSpirituality in the arts, including the visual arts, music, song, and filmIslamic spirituality and post-modern practices, including the Internet, Islamic hip-hop, and Salafism
From the personal to the political, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality offers a fresh and revitalized view of all aspects of spirituality in Islam. It is a must-have scholarly resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, instructors and scholars studying Islam, spirituality, and Asian and Middle Eastern history as well as general readers with an interest in the subject.
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