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  1. Sufism and Taoism: A Comparative Study of Key Philosophical Concepts.Toshihiko Izutsu - 1983 - University of California Press.
    In this deeply learned work, Toshihiko Izutsu compares the metaphysical and mystical thought-systems of Sufism and Taoism and discovers that, although historically unrelated, the two share features and patterns which prove fruitful for a transhistorical dialogue. His original and suggestive approach opens new doors in the study of comparative philosophy and mysticism. Izutsu begins with Ibn 'Arabi, analyzing and isolating the major ontological concepts of this most challenging of Islamic thinkers. Then, in the second part of the book, Izutsu (...)
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    Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Ṣūfism of Ibn ʻarabī.Henry Corbin - 1998 - Princeton University Press.
    "Henry Corbin's works are the best guide to the visionary tradition.... Corbin, like Scholem and Jonas, is remembered as a scholar of genius. He was uniquely equipped not only to recover Iranian Sufism for the West, but also to defend the principal Western traditions of esoteric spirituality."--From the introduction by Harold Bloom Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240) was one of the great mystics of all time. Through the richness of his personal experience and the constructive power of his intellect, he made (...)
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    Sufism: The Inner Dimension of Islam.Milan Vukomanovic - 2008 - Filozofija I Društvo 19 (2):129-147.
    The first part of this article is a short introduction into Sufism, seen as a unique mode of expressing the internal, mystical dimension of Islam. In this section, the history, doctrine and ritual practice of the main dervish communities have been considered. In the second part, predominantly based on the author's preliminary field study of the extant dervish communities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, more attention has been dedicated to the revival of Islamic mysticism in a contemporary context. In terms of sociology (...)
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    Mysticism as Morality: The Case of Sufism.Paul L. Heck - 2006 - Journal of Religious Ethics 34 (2):253 - 286.
    Sufism - spiritual practice, intellectual discipline, literary tradition, and social institutionhas played an integral role in the moral formation of Muslim society. Its aspiration toward a universal kindness to all creatures beyond the requirements of Islamic law has added a distinctly hypernomian dimension to the moral vision of Islam, as evidenced in a wide range of Sufi literature. The universal perspective of Sufism, fully rooted in Islamic revelation, yields a lived (and not just studied) ethics with the potential (...)
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  5. Philosophy of Sufism and Islam.Desh Raj Sirswal - 2016 - Lokayata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (01):34-38.
    Many different meanings are attributed to the term Sufi. From the philosophical standpoint the sufi sect leans towards the mystic tradition, while taken etymologically the word implies anything which is extracted from wool. Sufi was the term applied to those individuals who went through life wearing a woolen gown, spending their life in mediation and prayer. Other scholars are of the opinion that the terms sufi is derived from the root “Suffa” which is applicable to the platform built by Mohammad (...)
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  6. Creative Imagination in the Ṣūfism of Ibn ʻarabī.Henry Corbin - 1969 - [Princeton, N.J.]Princeton University Press.
    A penetrating analysis of the life and doctrines of the Spanish-born Arab theologian.
     
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    Creative Imagination in the Sūfism of Ibn ʻarabi.Henry Corbin - 1970 - London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  8. A Comparative Study of the Key Philosophical Concepts in Sufism and Taoism: Ibnʻarabı̄ and Lao-Tzŭ, Chuang-Tzŭ.Toshihiko Izutsu - 1966 - Tokyo, Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies.
     
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  9. Allama Iqbal's Attitude Toward Sufism and His Unique Philosophy of Khudi (Self).Ab-U. Saʼid Nūrudd-in - 1978 - Islamic Foundation Bangladesh.
     
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  10. The Philosophical Aspects of Sufism.M. T. Stepani͡ant͡s - 1987 - Ajanta Books International.
     
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    What is Sufism?Saladdin Ahmed - 2008 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 13 (2):229-246.
    Most Western scholars define Sufism as the spirituality of Islam or the mystical version of Islam. It is thought to be the inward approach to Islam that emerged and flourished in the non-Arab parts of the Islamic world. Most scholars like William Stoddart think that Sufism is to Islam what Yoga is to Hinduism, Zen to Buddhism, and mysticism to Christianity.1 In this essay, I will shed light on the major lines and elements in the philosophy of (...). I will try to give a concrete account of Sufism by introducing its major features within the relevant Islamic tradition and history. (shrink)
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    Possible Connections Between Sufism and Existentialism.Kamuran Gödelek - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 7:201-206.
    Sufism, as a mystic sect of Islam, can be defined as a philosophy of inner experience. The process of inner thought and experience plays an important role in sufism. Existentialism is also a philosophy of being. In existentialism being cannot be rationalized; it can be experienced in a personal venture which philosophy is the way to achieve. The aim of this paper is to compare sufi philosophers with theist existentialist philosophers mainly on the concept of person. How religious (...)
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    Examining Islam and Human Rights From the Perspective of Sufism.Fait A. Muedini - 2010 - Muslim World Journal of Human Rights 7 (1).
    This paper argues that within the Islamic mystical tradition of Sufism lies an important perspective for approaching human rights. Sufism, while usually perceived as only dealing with spiritual matters, actually expresses a distinct message of service to mankind, and thus should be examined within the discussion of Islam and human rights. Along with Sufism's emphasis on service, the Sufi message of unity with God, and specifically the message of recognizing the existence of God in all creatures resonate (...)
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    Shiʻism and Sufism: Their Relationship in Essence and in History: Seyyed Hossein Nasr.Seyyed Hossein Nasr - 1970 - Religious Studies 6 (3):229-242.
    In discussing the intricate and somewhat complex relationship between Shiʻism and Sufism, both in principle and essence or in their metahistorical reality as well as in time and history, we need hardly concern ourselves with the too often repeated criticism made by certain orientalists who would doubt the Islamic and Quranic character of both Shiʻism and Sufism. Basing themselves on an a priori assumption that Islam is not a revelation and, even if a religion, is only a simple (...)
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    Modernity From Within: Islamic Fundamentalism and Sufism.Itzchak Weismann - 2011 - Der Islam: Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East 86 (1):142-170.
    Islamic fundamentalism is a product of modernity. Its constitution as the hegemonic discourse of modern Islam was accomplished in the course of the twentieth century over against two Others: the external Other of the West and the internal Other of tradition, especially its mystical aspect – Sufism. The article claims, however, that the fundamentalists' critique of Sufism as backward, superstitious, and apolitical involved the collective forgetting of the leading role that Ṣūfī reformist brotherhoods had filled in premodern Islam (...)
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    Sufism and Deconstruction: A Comparative Study of Derrida and Ibn ʻarabi.Ian Almond - 2004 - Routledge.
    This book examines a series of common metaphors in the works of Derrida and the Sufism of Muhyddin Ibn 'Arabi, considered to be of the most influential figures in Islamic thought. The author addresses the significant absence of attention on the relationship between Islam and Derrida and also provides a deconstructive perspective on Ibn 'Arabi.
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  17. Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam.A. J. Arberry - 2007 - Routledge.
    Originally published in 1950. Thinkers such as Ghazali and Ibn `Arabi, poets such as Ibn al-Farid, Rumi, Hafiz and Jami were greatly inspired by the lives and sayings of the early Sufis. This book was the first short history of Sufism to be published in any language, illustrating the development of its doctrines with numerous quotations from literature.
     
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  18. Baṣran Origins of Classical Sufism.Christopher Melchert - 2005 - Der Islam: Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East 82 (2):221-240.
    History is largely about rooting out anachronisms. One that bedevils the history of Sufism is an unsurprising tendency to project later forms backward. Our idea of who was a Sufi in the ninth century tends to come from the Ṭabaqāt al-ṣūfīya of the Naysābūran al-Sulamī and a few other books, some dependent on his. Sulamī begins his first generation with notices of al-Fuḍayl ibn ʿIyāḍ, Ibrāhīm ibn Adham, Ḏū l-Nūn, Bišr al-Ḥāfī, Sarī al-Saqaṭī, and al-Muḥāsibī – the usual big (...)
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    Shamanism and Islam: Sufism, Healing Rituals and Spirits in the Muslim World Edited by Thierry Zarcone and Angela Hobart.Zoltan Szombathy - forthcoming - Journal of Islamic Studies.
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  20. Rereadings and Transformations of Sufism in the West.T. Zarcone & J. Vale - 1999 - Diogenes 47 (187):110-121.
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  21. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi'.Henry Corbin - 2007 - Routledge.
    In this volume Henry Corbin emphasizes the differences between the exoteric and esoteric forms of Islam. He also reveals that whereas in the West philosophy and religion were at odds, they were inseparably linked, at least during this period, in the Islamic world. A valuable section of notes and appendices includes original translation of numerous Sufi treatises.
     
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  22. Iranian Sufism and the Quest for the Hidden Dimension: Toward a Depth Psychology of Mystic Inspiration.A. Shariat - 1989 - Diogenes 37 (146):92-123.
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    Beauty in Sufism: The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli by Kazuyo Murata.Oliver Leaman - 2018 - Philosophy East and West 68 (2):1-2.
    This in every way an excellent book. Murata cuts through the extravagant prose of Ruzbihan Baqli and presents a very plausible account of his central thesis. Anyone who knows this thinker will understand how difficult this is since he is usually far from concise or clear. Despite this he is a very interesting and important thinker and Murata has done a considerable service to those interested in the thought of the period, and mystical philosophy as a whole in the Islamic (...)
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    Sufism for Non-Sufis? A Translation of Ibn At Rhring All H Al-Sakandar 's , T J Al- Ar s By SHERMAN A. JACKSON.K. L. Honerkamp - 2015 - Journal of Islamic Studies 26 (2):214-218.
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    Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 286 P, ISBN 978-0-19-872876-4. [REVIEW]Sara Sviri - 2017 - Der Islam: Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East 94 (2):606-609.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Der Islam Jahrgang: 94 Heft: 2 Seiten: 606-609.
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    Shiʻism and Sufism: Their Relationship in Essence and in History.Seyyed Hossein Nasr - 1970 - Religious Studies 6 (3):229 - 242.
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  27. Creative Imagination in the Sūfism of Ibn 'Arabī.Henry Corbin - 1970 - Philosophy East and West 20 (4):433-435.
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  28. Sufism and the Source.Murat Yagan - 1994 - Gnosis 30:40-47.
     
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    Sufism in Western Historiography: A Brief Overview.Atif Khalil & Shiraz Sheikh - 2016 - Philosophy East and West 66 (1):194-217.
    When the Taliban destroyed the famous statues of the Buddha in the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan more than a decade ago, the outrage of the global community, including that of prominent Muslim religious leaders, was matched perhaps only by the pious euphoria of Afghanistan’s hardliners. They had finally succeeded in removing visible signs of idolatry from their landscape, and fulfilled, at least in their own eyes, a long overdue religious mission. In the words of the Taliban leader Mullah Omar, “Muslims (...)
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    Neo-Sufism Reconsidered.R. S. O’Fahey & Bernd Radtke - 1993 - Der Islam: Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East 70 (1):52-87.
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    Sufism and Deconstruction: A Comparative Study of Derrida and IbnʿArabi (Review).Recep Alpyagil - 2012 - Philosophy East and West 62 (2):270-273.
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    Ethel Sara Wolper, Cities and Saints: Sufism and the Transformation of Urban Space in Medieval Anatolia. (Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies, 3.) University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003. Pp. Xviii, 134; Black-and-White Frontispiece and 42 Black-and-White Figures. $60. [REVIEW]Ahmet T. Karamustafa - 2005 - Speculum 80 (4):1400-1402.
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    Words of Ecstasy in Sufism.S. J. John Renard & Carl W. Ernst - 1988 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 108 (4):668.
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  34. Mystical Doctrine and Political Action in Moroccan Sufism: The Role of Exemplar in the Tariqa Al-Jazuliyya.Vicent Cornell - 1992 - Al-Qantara: Revista de Estudios Árabes 13 (1):205-236.
     
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  35. The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism.Hermann Landolt, Henry Corbin & Nancy Pearson - 1982 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 102 (1):213.
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    Julian Baldick. Mystical Islam. An Introduction to Sufism. Pp. Viii+208. $44 Hbk, $19 Pbk. [REVIEW]Bernd Radtke - 1993 - Religious Studies 29 (2):266.
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  37. What is Sufism?Victor Danner & Martin Lings - 1977 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 97 (4):608.
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    Javanese Sufism and Prophetic Literature.Mohd Musa - 2011 - Cultura 8 (2):189-208.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology Jahrgang: 8 Heft: 2 Seiten: 189-208.
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    The Quranic Ṣūfism.Mir Valiuddin - 1982 - Philosophy East and West 32 (2):219-221.
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    Creative Imagination in the Ṣūfism of Ibn `Arabī. Henry Corbin, Ralph Manheim.Nicholas Heer - 1971 - Speculum 46 (4):730-731.
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    Sufism and Politics: The Power of Spirituality * Edited by PAUL L. HECK.E. Sirriyeh - 2009 - Journal of Islamic Studies 20 (1):103-105.
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    10 Judaism and Sufism.Paul B. Fenton - 2003 - In Daniel H. Frank & Oliver Leaman (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 201.
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    Sufism and Deconstruction: A Comparative Study of Derrida and Ibn Arabi. By Ian Almond. [REVIEW]Amer Gheitury - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (4):743-744.
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    Why Must God Show Himself in Disguise? An Exploration of Sufism Within Farid Attar's" The Conference of the Birds.Rebekah Zwanzig - 2009 - In Leslie Anne Boldt-Irons, Corrado Federici & Ernesto Virgulti (eds.), Disguise, Deception, Trompe-L'oeil: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Peter Lang. pp. 99--273.
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    Creative Imagination in the Ṣūfism of Ibn `Arabī. Henry Corbin, Ralph Manheim. [REVIEW]Nicholas Heer - 1971 - Speculum 46 (4):730-731.
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    Review: Mystic Regimes: Sufism and the State in Iran, From the Late Qajar Era to the Islamic Republic. [REVIEW]H. Algar - 2005 - Journal of Islamic Studies 16 (1):88-91.
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    Al-Qushayri's Epistle on Sufism * by Abu 'L-Qasim Al-Qushayri. Translation, Introduction, and Notes by Alexander D. Knysh. Reviewed by Muhammad Eissa. [REVIEW]K. Honerkamp - 2012 - Journal of Islamic Studies 23 (3):372-377.
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    Sufism, Black and White: A Critical Edition of Kitab Al-Bayad Wa-L-Sawad by Abu L-Hasan Al-Sirjani * Edited by Bilal Orfali and Nada Saab.C. Melchert - 2013 - Journal of Islamic Studies 24 (2):204-206.
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    The Notion and Significance of Ma'rifa in Sufism.R. Shah-Kazemi - 2002 - Journal of Islamic Studies 13 (2):155-181.
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    Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt: The Battle for Islamic Tradition.Fauzi M. Najjar & Julian Johansen - 1998 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 118 (1):104.
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