Islamic Mysticism

Islamic Mysticism

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This course is an overview of Islamic spirituality, which refers to the spiritual aspects within basic Islamic texts and general Islamic practices, and Islamic mysticism, which refers to the concepts and practices of Sufism. Throughout the entire course, poems from Rumi, the greatest of the Sufi poets, will be read and discussed. The purpose of the course is to expose students to the ideas and practices of Islamic spirituality and mysticism, the history of Sufism and in a lesser extent the debate between Sufism and normative Islam.


Spring 2018
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AIS 345-001 3.0 Rm.122 Aiyub Palmer
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