WHAT IS SUFISM?

Authors:Martin Lings

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WHAT IS SUFISM?

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WHAT IS SUFISM

this is a clear, thorough and reliable introduction to Sufism. What do the Sufis believe? What do they aim at? What do they do? Unlike other writers on the subject, Martin Lings treats all three questions with equal justice. He is thus able to give a wealth of answers to the main question- What is Sufism? Each answer being from a different angle but all going to the root of the matter. Martin Lings knows his subject thoroughly and intimately and it has always been a characteristic of his writings that he goes straight to the heart of his subject. In his careful explanation of what Sufism is and, just as important, what it is neot,•he brings to bear both a profundity of understanding rare among modern writers, and also an uncompromising insistence on many aspects of Sufism which are usually brushed aside. The book plays a double role: it is both an excellent “introductory” work and a direct reflection of certain states from which a real answer might be given to the question. It has the taste of tasaw2vuf to such an extent that to read it is like an anticipatory participation in the very subject matter itself

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Martin Lings

(Abū Bakr Sirāj ad-Dīn)

 (1909-2005)

Martin Lings was born in Burnage, Lancashire. After a classical education, he read English at Oxford where he was a pupil and later a close friend of C. S. Lewis. In 1935, he went to Lithuania where he lectured on Anglo-Saxon and Middle English at the University of Kaunus. After four years, he went to Egypt and was given a lectureship in English Literature at Cairo University where he lectured mainly on Shakespeare. He later returned to England and took a degree in Arabic at London University and subsequently joined the staff of the British Museum where he was Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts until his retirement in 1973. He is the author of The Sacred Art of ShakespeareAncient Beliefs and Modern SuperstitionsThe Eleventh Hour, Symbol & Archetype, The Book of Certainty (the Sufi Doctrines of Faith, Vision and Gnosis), A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth CenturyWhat is Sufism? and Sufi Poems: A Mediaeval Anthology. His Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources has been acclaimed as the best biography of the Prophet. He was also the author of several articles for the new Encyclopaedia of Islam, of the article on Sufism in the latest edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and participated in various Islamic conferences form time to time. He was a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and member of its council and also a member of the British Museum Society.

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