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Faith and Practice of Islam: Three 13th Century Sufi Texts
Faith and Practice of Islam: Three 13th Century Sufi Texts
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Faith and Practice of Islam: Three 13th Century Sufi Texts

William C. Chittick

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9780791413685

 

Contents

 

Part One: Islam in Three Dimensions

Works, Faith, and Perfection

Faith and Knowledge

Ihsan, Ikhlas, and Taqwa

Felicity

Priorities

The Sciences of Unveiling and Practice

 

Part Two: Faith

Style and Content

The Three Principles

The Cosmology of Tawhid

 

- The Rising Places of Faith

    I. Faith in God

    II. Faith in Prophecy

    III. Faith in the Last Day

 

- Clarifications for Beginners and Reminders for the Advanced

    I. The Creator

    II. Friendship and Prophecy

    III. This World and the Next World

 

Part Three: Practice

- The Easy Roads of Sayf Al-Din

    I. The Science of Faith

    II. Ablutions and Purity

    III. The Ritual Prayer

    IV. Fasting

    V. Remembrance and Supplication

 

Part Four: Sufism and Islam

- Orthodox Islam

- Mysticism and Discipline

- Toward A Narrower Definition of Sufism

 

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