Sufi Visionary of Ottoman Damascus: 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, 1641-1731

Sufi Visionary of Ottoman Damascus: 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, 1641-1731

by Elizabeth Sirriyeh


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'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641 to1731) was the most outstanding scholarly Sufi of Ottoman Syria. He was regarded as the leading religious poet of his time and as an excellent commentator of classical Sufi texts. At the popular level, he has been read as an interpreter of symbolic dreams. Moreover, he played a crucial role in the transmission of the teachings of the Naqshabandiyya in the Ottoman Empire, and he contributed to the eighteenth-century Sufi revival via his disciples. This pioneering book analyzes important aspects of al-Nabulusi's work and places him in the historical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415665100
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/16/2011
Series: Routledge Sufi
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Sirriyeh is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds. She is the author of Sufis and Anti-Sufis: the Defence, Rethinking and Rejection of Sufism in the Modern World (1999).

Table of Contents

Preface Abbreviations 1. The Making of a Scholarly Saint 2. The Spiritual Song of Ibn 'Arabí 3. The Naqshabandí Recluse 4. Interpreter of True Dreams 5. Solitude in a Crowd 6. 'A New Kind of Mystical Travel Literature' 7. Last Years in Salihiyya, 1707 to 1731 Conclusion: 'The Illustrious Mystic' and 'Sultan of the Learned' Bibliography Index

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