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Contents Preface by Ahmet T. Karamustafa 00 Foreword 00 Islam and the Classics of Western Spirituality 00 Choice of Theme and Texts in the Present Volume 00 Priorities and Practicalities 00 Acknowledgments 00 Introduction 00 One: 00 Foundational Sources and the Islamic Religious Disciplines 00 Early Conceptions of Knowledge: Pre-Islamic Poetry, Qur'ån, "ad·th 00 Evolution of the Islamic Religious Disciplines 00 Two: 00 Experiential Knowledge of God in Classical and Medieval Sufi Texts 00 Ninth Century: Dh- 'n-N-n, Mu·åsib·, Kharråz, Tirmidh·, "allåj 00 Tenth Century: Niffar·, Sarråj, Kalåbådh·, Makk· 00 Eleventh Century: Hujw·r·, Qushayr·, Anßår·, Ghazål· 00 Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Ibn al->Ar·f, >Ayn al-Qu_åt al-Hamadhån·, Sanå'·, >A år, R-m·, Ibn al->Arab·, Ab- "afß >Umar as-Suhraward· 00 Three: 00 Beyond the Classics 00 Texts in Translation One: 00 Ab- Naßr as-Sarråj: Selections from The Book of Flashes (Kitåb al-luma>) 00 Two: 00 Ab- Bakr al-Kalåbådh·: Selections from The Exploration of Sufi Teachings (Kitåb at-ta>arruf) 00 Three: 00 Ab- _ålib al-Makk·: The Book of Knowledge (Kitåb al->ilm), Part Thirty-One of The Sustenance of Hearts (Q-t al-qul-b) 00 Four: >Al· ibn >Uthmån Hujw·r·: Selections from The Revelation of Realities Veiled (Kashf al-ma·j-b) 00 Five: Ab- 'l-Qåsim al-Qushayr·: Selection from The Treatise on Sufism (Ar-Risålat al-qushayr·ya) 00 Six: >Abd Allåh Anßår·: Selections from The Hundred Fields (Íad Maydån) and Resting Places of the Wayfarers (Manåzil as-så'irin) 00 Seven: Ab- "åmid Mu·ammad al-Ghazål·: Selections from The Elaboration of the Marvels of the Heart (Kitåb shar· >ajå'ib al-qalb) Book Twenty-One of the Revitalization of Religious Disciplines (I·yå' >ul-m ad-d·n) 00 Eight: Ibn al->Ar·f: Selections from The Beauties of Mystical Sessions (Ma·åsin al- majålis) 00 Nine: Ab- "afß >Umar as-Suhraward·: Selections from The Benefits of Experiential Knowledge (>Awårif al-ma>årif) 00 Abbreviations in Notes and Bibliography 00 Notes to Introduction and Translations 00 Selected Bibliography 00 Index of Qur'ånic Citations 00 General Index 00
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: God (Islam) Worship and love, Sufism Doctrines