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Early Sufi Women: Dhikr An-Niswa Al-Muta 'Abbidat as Sufiyyat

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Early Sufi Women: Dhikr An-Niswa Al-Muta 'Abbidat as Sufiyyat - Sulami, Muhammad Ibn Al-Husayn, and As-Sulami, Abu 'Abd AR-Rahman, and Cornell, Rhia E (Editor)
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Early Sufi Women is the earliest known work in Islam devoted entirely to women's spirituality. Written by the Persian Sufi Ab 'Abd ar-Rahman as-Sulami, this long-lost work provides portraits of eighty Sufi women who lived in the central Islamic lands between the eighth and eleventh centuries CE. As spiritual masters and exemplars of Islamic piety, they served as respected teachers and guides in the same way as did Muslim men, often surpassing men in their understanding of Sufi doctrine, the Qur'an, and Islamic spirituality. ...

Early Sufi Women: Dhikr An-Niswa Al-Muta 'Abbidat as Sufiyyat 1999, Fons Vitae

ISBN-13: 9781887752060

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