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Sufism: a guide to essential reference resources
You can start or join in a discussion here. Visit emeraldpublishing. A review from Feryal Salem is forthcoming. Chapters on popular manifestations of Sufism in the West, as well as gender and Sufism, will most likely make this book an appealing choice for instructors of both introductory and specialized courses in Islamic studies—Jamal Elias of the University of Pennsylvania will let us know in his review.
A central category for the study of Sufism has been love: sensual, spiritual, sublime. Lumbard, of the American University of Sharjah, provides the first examination of this key figure in Persian Sufism in Western scholarship, focusing on his central teachings on divine love and remembrance. As scholarly and popular interest in Islam in the United States and Europe has grown recently, so too have publications on Sufism in the West.
Corbett focuses in particular on calls for Muslim moderation, which, she argues, emerge from stereotypical assumptions about the inherent pacifism of Sufis in comparison with other groups.
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Another comparative study comes our way from Minlib Dallh, of Oxford University. The last book in this category is not just about Sufism and the West, but Sufism as itself a long tradition of the West. This book won the Melville J. Herskovits Prize for the most important scholarly work in African studies.
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For a transregional perspective, check out Ottoman Puritanism and Its Discontents: Ahmad al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis , which is currently awaiting review. Another dimension of contemporary global Sufism is political engagement. For readers who follow the news out of Turkey, we have two recent publications of interest both available for review!
For more on how Sufi groups compete with others to offer young British Muslims a sense of identity, we await the review by Shabana Mir. While still a graduate student in the s, Howard lived in Sudan for three years with the Republican Brotherhood, a Sufi group led by anticolonial activist and religious reformer Mahmoud Mohamed Taha, who was executed in for apostasy.