By Mark Sedgwick

For greater than a millennium, Sufism has been the middle of the non secular adventure of numerous Muslims. because the leader mystical culture of Islam, it has helped to form the background of Islamic societies.
Although it's the Sufi face of Islam that has usually appealed to Westerners, Sufis and Sufism stay mysterious to many within the West, and are nonetheless extensively misunderstood. during this new, redesigned paperback variation of this bestselling publication, a pupil with lengthy event of Sufism within the heart East, Southeast Asia, and Europe succinctly offers the necessities of Sufism and indicates how Sufis stay and worship, and why.
As good as what Sufism is and the place it comes from, the e-book discusses Sufi orders not just within the Islamic international but in addition within the West. The political, social, and financial value of Sufism is printed, and the query of ways and why Sufism has turn into one of many extra debatable facets of up to date Islamic spiritual existence is addressed.
This booklet assumes no past wisdom of the topic. it's a penetrating and concise advent for everybody drawn to Islam and Islamic societies.

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