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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

Paperback, 1st edition Perennial Philosophy Series, 219 pages
Published May 2010 by World Wisdom (first published 2003)
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Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب الصوفية ..طريق الإسلام الجوانية
الكاتب : إيريك جوفري

الإسم الأصلي للكتاب هو :
Initiation au soufisme

و من العنوان يتبين أن الكتاب هو مدخل للتصوف، وعندما نتكلم عن أي مدخل فيجب التطرق للقاموس الإصطلاحي أولا. وهذا ما بدأ به إيريك جوفري كتابه، حيث يجب على أسئلة من قبيل : ما التصوف ؟ ما الفرق بين الصوفي و المتصوف؟ ما طريق السلوك؟ كيف السبيل إلى معرفة الله؟ العلاقة بين العلم الظاهر والباطن؟
هذا عن الفصل الأول المسمى مقاربات، والذي أفرده للتعريفات الأولية، ناهيك عن علاقة الصوفية والتشيع، القسم النسوي
Nazmi Yaakub
Apr 24, 2017 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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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 Ar
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good, though at times it makes broad generalisations that are most accurate to particular turuq and not the generality of Sufism. This aside, it's a good overview from an academic/historical perspective. ...more
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
The academy's take.

Informative to be sure.
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soufisim
كتاب جيد و شامل للمبتدئ في فضوله تجاه التصوف. يلاحظ فيه الموضوعية و عدم الانحياز في تقديم الحقائق التاريخية للتصوف وطرقه و علاقاته بالتسنن والتشيع.
Steve Woods
Jan 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sufism, spirituality
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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كتاب يحتوي على معلومات كثيره و دسمة ! سأقره مرة أخرى و بجانبي ورقة وقلم للتلخيص .
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Éric Geoffroy is a French philosopher, islamologist, writer and scholar in the Sufi studies teaching at the University of Strasbourg a long time alma mater to European orientalism. He is an affiliate of the Alawiya Sufi Brotherhood.

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