Muslim Women Mystics: The Life and Work of Rabi'a and Other Women Mystics in Islam
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Muslim Women Mystics: The Life and Work of Rabi'a and Other Women Mystics in Islam

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Focusing on Rabi'a of Basra, a woman of unique personality and a true mystic, Margaret Smith's comprehensive book highlights women's contributions to the rich heritage of Islam. Surveying the female saints of the Muslim world, her authoritative work provides a unique insight into a lesser-known aspect of the development of Islamic mysticism.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 30th 2001 by Oneworld Publications (first published July 25th 2001)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Muslim Women Mystics, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Muslim Women Mystics

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 48)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Theodora
Although very much a ISLAM SPRUNG FROM JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY message, it has good information in it. So although I great source for material, I think I'll just have to buck it up and learn that Arabic. ;)
Gwen
This is a great book for learning about Rabi'a Adwiyya. Margaret Smith takes her time really explaining how to look at the stories of Rabi'a's life, and she does a wonderful job of fleshing out what Rabi'a's culture and social circle might have been like. The writing is definitely academic, so if that is a turn off to you stay away from this. Also the section of the book devoted to other mystic women of Islam is a little sparse. It feels a bit tacked on. The main reason to get this book is to le...more
Kristin-ameera Crowther
Kristin-ameera Crowther marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2014
Fouad
Fouad marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Shaina
Shaina marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2014
Salim
Salim marked it as to-read
May 03, 2014
Imam Damir
Imam Damir marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2014
Aman
Aman marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2014
Javaria
Javaria marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2014
Neverdust
Neverdust marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2014
Louise
Louise added it
Jan 06, 2014
Sarah Amr
Sarah Amr marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2013
Karima
Karima added it
Jul 01, 2013
Krishna Thorat
Krishna Thorat marked it as to-read
May 08, 2013
Shazeen
Shazeen marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2013
Amy
Amy marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2013
Anas P.a
Anas P.a marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2013
Lobna
Lobna marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2013
Filzah
Filzah marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2013
Ema
Ema marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2013
Zakir Selam
Zakir Selam marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2013
Lizzy
Lizzy marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2013
Sumeyya
Sumeyya marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2012
Ahmed
Ahmed marked it as to-read
Oct 17, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Rābiʻa The Mystic & Her Fellow Saints In Islām: Being The Life And Teachings Of Rābiʻa Al ʻadawiyya Al Qaysiyya Of Bașra Together With Some Account Of The Place Of The Women Saints In Islām Ritual Abuse: What it is, Why it Happens, and How to Help What Was I Thinking?: How Being a Stand Up Did Nothing to Prepare Me to Become a Single Mother Readings from the Mystics of Islam Studies in Early Mysticism in the Near and Middle East

Share This Book