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Introduction to Sufism: The Inner Path of Islam

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Why is Sufism so compelling to both spiritual seekers and scholars? This, the first book in English from an authority on Sufism, Éric Geoffroy, introduces Sufism from many angles and from its origins up to the present day. Geoffroy sees Sufism as a unique lens through which we can view the spirituality that lies behind the forms of Islam. Having its source in the Koran and

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Paperback, 1st edition Perennial Philosophy Series, 219 pages
Published May 2010 by World Wisdom (first published 2003)
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Nazmi Yaakub
Apr 24, 2017 Nazmi Yaakub rated it really liked it
Evolusi sufisme (atau lebih tepat tasawuf) yang sebenarnya bukanlah ranah asing atau baharu dalam agama - seperti sering yang diungkapkan 'dahulu tasawuf ialah realiti tanpa nama tetapi pada masa ini, nama tanpa realiti.'

Banyak yang boleh dipelajari daripada apa yang disorot oleh Geoffroy ini khususnya golongan yang menolak tasawuf atau terpengaruh dengan definisi yang diberikan oleh orientalis dalam sejarah orientalisme meskipun ada beberapa bahagian yang memerlukan kita mengambil sikap berhati
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Owlseyes
Oct 16, 2014 Owlseyes marked it as to-read

Notes gathered from interviews.



He considers himself a practitioner of Sufism, a Muslim. In the 1980’s he was on his “spiritual quest” …; in 1983-1984 in Cairo (here to “restore the initial pact of Adam”). But earlier in life, before Islam, there were two years of Buddhism; and before that, a catholic background.

E. Geoffroy is an Islam scholar, a professor at Strasbourg University.

He thinks Arabic knowledge is needed to embark in the interpretation of the Koran (“exegèse”); acknowledges Arabic
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Steve Woods
Jan 25, 2012 Steve Woods rated it really liked it
Shelves: spirituality, sufism
This is essentially a brief history of the development of this branch of Islam. The work is pretty academic but provides a very useful context for anyone wanting to understand the teachings. Essentially the mystical branch of Islam there is much here that is consistent with the teachings and experience of Gnostic Christians and Buddhists. The great schism that seems to infect all religions, between the idea that there is a direct relationship between the individual and the divine and thaw explor ...more
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