The Wisdom of Sufism

Pages: 224
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Wisdom Of...
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: 30 colour illustrations

The Wisdom of Sufism

For those who seek enlightenment, a glimpse of divine truth, or simply refuge from the material chaos of modern life, this wealth of spiritual guidance from Sufism will be treasured forever.
Hardback
9781851682607 (29 Oct 2001)
RRP £9.99 / US$15.95

The Book

Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, possesses a rich artistic heritage, drawing on poetry, music, art and dance to reflect the ecstasy its followers derive from the presence of divine love.



Featuring extracts from a wide range of Sufi writers and poets, including the legendary Jalal al-Din Rumi, this delightful anthology distils the profound wisdom of Sufism into a single volume. Capturing the very essence of the mystical path, and conveying the intense intoxication found in nearness to God, these extracts also offer sage advice on the cultivation of such virtues as forbearance, humility, and good humour.



For those who seek enlightenment, a glimpse of divine truth, or simply refuge from the material chaos of modern life, this wealth of spiritual guidance will be treasured forever.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Wisdom Of...
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations 30 colour illustrations

 

About the Author

Leonard Lewisohn was a highly regarded scholar of Persian and Sufi literature. He taught at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter; the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS, University of London; and was a Research Associate and Outreach Coordinator at the Department of Academic Research at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, where he also taught Persian. Among many others works, he authored Beyond Faith and Infidelity: The Sufi Poetry and Teachings of Mahmud Shabistari and edited the three volumes on The Heritage of Sufism published by Oneworld.