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Sufism and the Way of Blame: Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology

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This is a definitive book on the Sufki way of blame that addresses the cultural life of Sufism in its entirety. Originating in ninth-century Persia, the way of blame (Arab. malamatiyya) is a little-known tradition within larger Sufism that focused on the psychology of egoism and engaged in self-critique. Later, the term referred to those Sufis who shunned Islamic ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Quest Books
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Murshida Va
Jul 05, 2014 Murshida Va rated it really liked it
A beautiful and surprisingly accessible if somewhat academic treatise on a very "secret" or rarely understood aspect of Sufism. It can perhaps assist the uninitiated reader in a deeper understanding. My one caveat is: the author insists the roots of Sufism are purely Islamic and references Hazrat Inayat Khan and Gurdjieff in putting forth his argument against what he views as popularization. As an educator and Guide in the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan, I find Toussulis' arguments spurious in ...more
Gwen
Jan 31, 2013 Gwen rated it really liked it
This book caught me by surprise. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I honestly knew nothing about the path of blame when I picked this up, and the book does a really good job explaining what the path of blame is and how it is practiced. It does wander a bit towards the end in the interview, but everything before that is excellent information. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an introduction to the path of blame.
Moose
Aug 04, 2013 Moose rated it it was ok
The title and the blurb about this book make it seem like it will shed light on the the Way of Blame but it spends very little time on this topic. Instead, this book is a history of Sufism through its various influences through the Middle East and Central Asia.

Not a bad read but definitely not what the author promises.
Murshida VA
Jun 07, 2015 Murshida VA rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-path
Many gems and real insight into the deeper aspects of Fana... the much misunderstood, especially in the West, practice of effacing the self...
Eduardo
Oct 21, 2014 Eduardo rated it it was amazing
An incredibly well-researched volume covering a not-very-well-known branch of Sufism, the Malamatiyya.
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