The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality
Blackwell Companions to Religion
1. Auflage Januar 2023
608 Seiten, Hardcover
This is an authoritative reference for the field, edited by two of its most prominent scholars. The essays explain the historical role of spirituality - from the founding of Islam, to the rise of Sufism, through to present day concerns. They cover key expressive and performative dimensions of Islamic spirituality, including religious practice, texts, architecture, music, poetry, and politics. In addition, the contributors discuss contemporary debates and issues affecting spirituality, such as the internet, social justice, the role of women, ethics, and terrorism. From the personal to the political, the essays in this volume offer a revitalized view of all aspects of spirituality in Islam.
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A ground-breaking and comprehensive collection on various facets of Islamic spirituality throughout history and in the modern world
The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality is an authoritative reference work comprising twenty-eight scholarly essays that explore the expressive and performative dimensions of Islamic spirituality. Edited by two of its most prominent scholars, and bringing together a stellar cast of contributors, this wide-ranging volume covers religious practices, sacred texts, history and places, gender, music, poetry, the visual arts, and politics.
Spirituality has had a long and important history in Islam, where a focus on spirituality is required of every believer. Each Muslim is asked to achieve a state of devotion through prayer, fasting, supplications, recitations, pilgrimage, and ascetic practices. The essays in this volume explain the role of spirituality in Islam--from its beginnings, through the development of its institutions, and into the present day. They also reflect important new research, and discuss contemporary debates and issues affecting Islamic spirituality such as the Internet, social justice, the role of women, ethics, and religious fundamentalism.
Offering readers a thought-provoking way to engage with the topic, this comprehensive work includes:
* The spirituality of words and letters, including the Qur'an, prophetic traditions in Islam, and litanies, invocations, and devotional texts
* Devotional practices in Islam, including the spirituality of prayer, ascetic spirituality, Qur'an recitation, and spirituality of the Sufi path
* Spirituality in literature, including Arabic and Persian poetry, spirituality in the modern novel, and the art of translation
* Spirituality in the arts, including the visual arts, music, song, and film
* Islamic spirituality and post-modern practices, including the Internet, Islamic hip-hop, and Salafism
From the personal to the political, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality offers a fresh and revitalized view of all aspects of spirituality in Islam. It is a must-have scholarly resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, instructors and scholars studying Islam, spirituality, and Asian and Middle Eastern history as well as general readers with an interest in the subject.
Bruce B. Lawrence is Marcus Family Humanities Distinguished Professor of Religion Emeritus at Duke University and Adjunct Professor of the Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul. His research focuses on contemporary Islam as religious ideology, South Asian Sufism, Islamic spirituality in Afro-Eurasia, and Islamicate cosmopolitanism. He recently published with Wiley Blackwell the manifesto Islamicate Cosmopolitan Spirit (2021).