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Routledge Handbook on Sufism

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Lloyd Ridgeon




This is a chronological history of the Sufi tradition, divided in to three sections, early, middle and modern periods. The book comprises 35 independent chapters with easily identifiable themes and/or geographical threads, all written by recognised experts in the field.


The volume outlines the origins and early developments of Sufism by assessing the formative thinkers and practitioners and investigating specific pietistic themes. The middle period contains an examination of the emergence of the Sufi Orders and illustrates the diversity of the tradition. This middle period also analyses the fate of Sufism during the time of the Gunpowder Empires. Finally, the end period includes representative surveys of Sufism in several countries, both in the West and in traditional "Islamic" regions.




The Origins of Sufism

Lloyd Ridgeon


al-Ḥārith al-Muḥāsibī and Spiritual Purification between Asceticism and Mysticism

Gavin Picken


al-Junayd al-Baghdādī: Chief of the Sect

Erik S. Ohlander 


Abū Yazīd al-Bisṭāmī and Discussions about Intoxicated Sufism

Annabel Keeler


Al-Ghazālī: In Praise of Sufism

Carole Hillenbrand


‘Ayn al-Quḍāt’s Qur’anic Vision: From Black Words to White Parchment

Mohammed Rustom


Ibn ‘Arabī and the Akbarī Tradition

Jawad Qureshi


Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī and his Place in the History of Sufism

Ibrahim Gamard


Opposition to Sufis in the Formative Period

Harith Ramli


Narrativizing Early Mystic and Sufi Women

Sara Abdel-Latif


Sufism and Travelling

Arin Salamah-Qudsi


Sufism and Qur’ānic Ethics

Atif Khalil


Love and Beauty in Sufism

Joseph Lumbard


Sufism in Classical Persian Poetry

Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab






Sufi Orders in the Medieval Period

Lloyd Ridgeon


The Bektaşiyya

Riza Yildirim


The Chishtiyya

Scott Kugle


The Qalandariyya

Katherine Pratt Ewing and Ilona Gerbakher


The Shādhiliyya

Lahouari Ramzi Taleb


Sufism, Tombs and Convents

Thierry Zarcone


Clothing and Investiture in Medieval Sufism

Eyad Abuali


Sufism and Christian Mysticism

Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh


The Jewish-Sufi Encounter in the Middle Ages

Elisha Russ-Fishbane


Sufism and the Hindu dharma

Thomas Dahnhardt


Sufism and the Safavids of Iran

Andrew Newman


Sufism and the Mughals of India

Kashshaf Ghani


Sufism in the Ottoman Empire

John J. Curry


The Qāḍīzādelis and Sufism

Mustapha Sheikh




Sufism in Modern Turkey

Kim Shively


Sufism in the UK

Ron Geaves


Sufism and Vernacular Knowledge in Sindh

Michel Boivin


The Egyptian Society for Spiritual and Cultural Research

Valerie J. Hoffman


Sufism in Modern Morocco

Marta Dominguez Diaz


Sufism in Senegal

John Glover


Sufism in North America

Juliane Hammer