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Sufis and Saints" Bodies

Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)

by Scott Kugle

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Published by The University of North Carolina Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Devotional theology & objects of veneration,
  • Islam,
  • Islamic studies,
  • Mysticism,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Islam - Sufi,
  • Sufism; Muslim mystics; Juziyat o Kulliyat; Diya al-Din Nakhshabi; Mawlay Idris; Sayyida Amina; Muhammad Ghawth; Shah Hussayn; Hajji Imdadullah; Islamic mysticism; rituals; poetry/ scripture; sexuality; premodern Islamic history /,
  • Body, Human,
  • Body, Human (Philosophy),
  • Doctrines,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Sufism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages360
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7973064M
    ISBN 100807857890
    ISBN 109780807857892

    In recent years, Sufism has been held up as a supposedly peaceful alternative to forms of Islam associated with violence, an embodiment of tolerance and pluralism. Modern Sufism and the State brings together a range of scholars, including anthropologists, historians, and religious-studies specialists, to challenge common assumptions. Scott Kugle,. Sufis and Saints’ Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Hill: University of North Carolina Press, pp. $

    Sufi Books: Download Masnavi Rumi, Saadi, Hafiz, Khayam, Attar in PDF format presents masterpieces of Literature by Sufis and Saints which can be downloaded in eBook format (PDF). There are thousands of books written on this genre; however unfortunately there are many books for which English translations are not available readily.   The Sufi Movement was a movement to establish a religion of intense devotion, love as its passion; poetry, song and dance, worship and passing away from God as .

    Recommended Citation. Kugle, Scott Alan, , "Sufis and Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, And Sacred Power In Islam" (). Books by Alumni. Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century, Kugle demonstrates that literature from this era often treated saints' physical bodies as sites of sacred power. Sufis and Saints' Bodies focuses on six important saints from Sufi communities in North Africa and South Asia. Kugle Brand: The University of North Carolina Press.


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Sufis and Saints' Bodies is a pioneering endeavor that links the study of Islam to major research agendas in religious studies. Using a rich body of previously untapped sources in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu from late medieval and early modern Islamic history, Kugle explores the theoretically fertile concept of 'embodiment' with methodological rigor and analytical by: Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century, Kugle demonstrates that literature from this era often treated saints' physical bodies as sites of sacred power.

Sufis and Saints' Bodies focuses on six important saints from Sufi communities in North Africa and South Asia. Kugle singles out a specific part of the body to which each saint is.

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The saints' bodies, Kugle argues, are treated as symbolic resources for generating religious meaning, communal solidarity, and the experience of sacred by:   Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century, Kugle demonstrates that literature from this era often treated saints 4/5(1).

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Sufis and Saints’ Bodies focuses on six important saints from Sufi communities in North Africa and South Asia. The author singles out a specific part of the body to which each saint is frequently associated in religious literature. In particular, it examines the role of saints and their bodies in Sufi communities, stressing that in premodern times saints were figures central to religious life in Islamic societies, in which they often played the role of political leaders and moral exemplars.

Bashir's novel perspective illuminates complex relationships between body and soul, body and gender, body and society, and body and cosmos. It highlights love as an overarching, powerful emotion in the making of Sufi communities and situates the body as a critical concern in Sufi thought and practice.

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The editors and the contributors bridge several different fields and combine expertise to offer new and important perspectives on the Barelwi and Deobandi movements. Scott Kugle, author of Sufis and Saints’ Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam.

Drawing on literary, historical, and anthropological approaches to corporeality, he studies representations of Sufi bodies in three personal and communal arenas: religious activity in the form of ritual, asceticism, rules of etiquette, and a universal hierarchy of saints; the deep imprint of Persian poetic paradigms on the articulation of love.

Sufis and Saints' Bodies focuses on six important saints from Sufi communities in North Africa and South Asia. Kugle singles out a specific part of the body to which each saint is Brand: The University of North Carolina Press.

Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century, Kugle demonstrates that literature from this era often treated saints' physical bodies as sites of sacred power.

Sufis and Saints' Bodies focuses on six important saints from Sufi communities in North Africa and South Asia. For the same reason he is the ideal whom all Sufis emulate and the founder of all that later become crystallized within the Sufi orders.

Rūmī confirms that all Sufi orders link back like a chain (silsilah) to the Prophet and that without the Prophet Muhammad there would be no Sufism. This is expressed in his lyrical verse: “God’s way is. "Sufis and Saints' Bodies" focuses on six important saints from Sufi communities in North Africa and South Asia.

Kugle singles out a specific part of the body to which each saint is frequently associated in religious s: 3. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Sufis & saints' bodies: mysticism, corporeality, & sacred power in Islam in SearchWorks catalog.

Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century, Kugle demonstrates that literature from this era often treated saints' physical bodies as sites of sacred power." "Sufis and Saints' Bodies focuses on six important saints from Sufi communities in North Africa and South Asia.

Sufi saints or Wali (Arabic: ولي ‎, plural ʾawliyāʾ أولياء) played an instrumental role in spreading Islam throughout the world. In the traditional Islamic view, a saint is portrayed as someone "marked by [special] divine favor [and] holiness", and who is specifically "chosen by God and endowed with exceptional gifts, such as the ability to work miracles.".

Sufis and Saints' Bodies focuses on six important saints from Sufi communities in North Africa and South Asia. Kugle singles out a specific part of the body to which each saint is. However, the book is more than simply a study of the body in Islamic mystical contexts. The body serves as the lens through which Kugle highlights landmarks in the development of Sufi teachings and practices over a period of 1, years, drawing on saints' biographies and Sufi writings, both poetry and prose, from North Africa and South Asia.Examining Sufi conceptions of the body in religious writings from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century, he demonstrates that literature from this era often treated saints' physical bodies as sites of sacred power.

The book focuses on six important saints from Sufi .[A] pathbreaking book I hope that more scholars follow Shahzad Bashir's lead and contribute to this critically important field of inquiry in Islamic Kugle:A remarkable study of embodiment in a Sufi and Islamic Silvers:A groundbreaking work in the study of immensely rich resource for persons interested in medieval Islamic civilization.