Religion and Mysticism in Early Islam

Religion and Mysticism in Early Islam

Theology and Sufism in Yemen : the Legacy of Aḥmad Ibn ʻAlwān

eBook - 2011
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Scholar, mystic and visionary, Ibn 'Alw#65533;n lived through the transition from Ayyubid to Rasulid rule in thirteenth-century Yemen. He was well known in his time for his critique of the ruling elites and their governance, and left behind a substantial body of writings on Islamic mysticism, theology, law and exegesis of the Qur'an. Here Muhammad Aziz presents a comprehensive portrait of Ibn 'Alw#65533;n, delineating the religious and political background in Yemen, the development of Sufi orders, the interplay between Sufi, Shi'i and Sunni traditions, and the impact of Ibn 'Alw#65533;n on the history of Sufism and Islam. The first study of Ibn 'Alw#65533;n in English, Religion and Mysticism in Early Islam is essential reading for all those interested in mysticism, early Islam, Sufism, and religion and history more generally.

Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2011.
ISBN: 1848854501
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 282 p.) : ill., map
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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