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The Resource Sanctity and mysticism in medieval Egypt : the Wafaʼ Sufi order and the legacy of Ibn ʻArabi, Richard J.A. McGregor

Sanctity and mysticism in medieval Egypt : the Wafaʼ Sufi order and the legacy of Ibn ʻArabi, Richard J.A. McGregor

Label
Sanctity and mysticism in medieval Egypt : the Wafaʼ Sufi order and the legacy of Ibn ʻArabi
Title
Sanctity and mysticism in medieval Egypt
Title remainder
the Wafaʼ Sufi order and the legacy of Ibn ʻArabi
Statement of responsibility
Richard J.A. McGregor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Using the original writings of two Egyptian Sufis, Muhammad Wafa' and his son 'Ali, this book shows how the Islamic idea of sainthood developed in the medieval period. Although without a church to canonize its "saints," the Islamic tradition nevertheless debated and developed a variety of ideas concerning miracles, sanctity, saintly intermediaries, and pious role models. In the writings of the Wafa's, a complete mystical worldview unfolds, one with a distinct doctrine of sainthood and a novel understanding of the apocalypse. Using almost entirely unedited manuscript sources, author Richard J. A. McGregor shows in detail how Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa' drew on earlier philosophical and gnostic currents to construct their own mystical theories and notes their debt to the Sufi order of the Shadhiliyya, the mystic al-Tirmidhi, and the great Sufi thinker Ibn 'Arabi. Notably, although located firmly within the Sunni tradition, the Wafa's felt free to draw on Shi'ite ideas for the construction of their own theory of the final great saint."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGregor, Richard J. A
Dewey number
297.4/0962
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP188.8.E3
LC item number
M34 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in Islam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wafā, Muḥammad
  • Ibn al-ʻArabī
  • Sufism
  • Muslim saints
Label
Sanctity and mysticism in medieval Egypt : the Wafaʼ Sufi order and the legacy of Ibn ʻArabi, Richard J.A. McGregor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-237) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Writings of the Wafa's
  • 5.
  • Sanctity and Muhammad Wafa'
  • 6.
  • Sanctity according to 'Ali Wafa'
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Tirmidhi, Ibn 'Arabi, and Others on Sanctity
  • 2.
  • The Early Shadhiliyya and Sanctity
  • 3.
  • The Wafa'iyya in Time and Space
  • 4.
Control code
52706243
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780791460115
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003059027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52706243
Label
Sanctity and mysticism in medieval Egypt : the Wafaʼ Sufi order and the legacy of Ibn ʻArabi, Richard J.A. McGregor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-237) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Writings of the Wafa's
  • 5.
  • Sanctity and Muhammad Wafa'
  • 6.
  • Sanctity according to 'Ali Wafa'
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Tirmidhi, Ibn 'Arabi, and Others on Sanctity
  • 2.
  • The Early Shadhiliyya and Sanctity
  • 3.
  • The Wafa'iyya in Time and Space
  • 4.
Control code
52706243
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780791460115
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003059027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52706243

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