Sufi Studies

Sufi studies: a particular branch of comparative studies that uses a.o.the technical lexicon of the Islamic mystics, the Sufis, to exemplify the nature of its ideas; hence the frequent reference to Sufi Orders. It may be divided into two main branches, the orientalist/academic and the spiritual.

Read more about Sufi Studies:  Early Sufi Studies in France, Early Translations, Early Sociological Studies, Aguéli To Guénon, Abd Al-Qadir and Al-Tijani, Massignon To Nasr, Idries Shah, Margaret Smith, Later Academics

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