Sufism in Europe and North America

Here, as elsewhere, many of the Muslims are Sufis. This book focuses mainly on issues of inculturation or contextualization of Sufism in the West.

Sufism in Europe and North America

Sufism in Europe and North America

Today there is a substantial and rapidly growing Muslim population in Europe and North America. Here, as elsewhere, many of the Muslims are Sufis. This book focuses mainly on issues of inculturation or contextualization of Sufism in the West. It shows that, while more traditional forms of Sufism exist, many radical changes have taken place in this part of the world. For instance, in some groups there are female sheikhs and a far-reaching pluralistic attitude to other religions. Hence Sufism is sometimes seen as something that transcends the boundaries of Islam.

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Sufism in Europe and North America
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: David Westerlund
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-07-31 - Publisher: Routledge

Today there is a substantial and rapidly growing Muslim population in Europe and North America. Here, as elsewhere, many of the Muslims are Sufis. This book focuses mainly on issues of inculturation or contextualization of Sufism in the West. It shows that, while more traditional forms of Sufism exist, many
Classical Spirituality in Contemporary America
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Michael S. Pittman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

G.I. Gurdjieff (d. 1949) remains an important, if controversial, figure in early 20th-century Western Esoteric thought. Born in the culturally diverse region of the Caucasus, Gurdjieff traveled in Asia, Africa, and elsewhere in search of practical spiritual knowledge. Though oftentimes allusive, references to Sufi teachings and characters take a prominent
South Asian Sufis
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Clinton Bennett, Charles M. Ramsey
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-01 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Often described as the soul of Islam, Sufism is one of the most interesting yet least known facet of this global religion. Sufism is the softer more inclusive and mystical form of Islam. Although militant Islamists dominate the headlines, the Sufi ideal has captured the imagination of many. Nowhere in
Living Sufism in North America
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: William Rory Dickson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-14 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Offers an overview of Sufism in North America. In this book, William Rory Dickson explores Sufism as a developing tradition in North America, one that exists in diverse and beguiling forms. Sufism’s broad-minded traditions of philosophy, poetry, and spiritual practice infused Islamic civilization for centuries and drew the attention of
Sufism Today
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Catharina Raudvere, Leif Stenberg
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: I.B. Tauris

This book offers the first sustained treatment of Sufism in the context of modern Muslim communities. It is also innovative, in that it broadens the purview of the study of Sufism to look at the subject right across international boundaries, from Canada to Brazil, and from Denmark to the UK

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