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Preview — Introduction to Sufism by Eric Geoffroy
Introduction to Sufism: The Inner Path of Islam
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...more
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 ...more