Beyond Dogma PDF º Hardcover


  • Hardcover
  • 214 pages
  • Beyond Dogma
  • Jawid Mojaddedi
  • English
  • 07 October 2015
  • 9780195369236

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Beyond Dogma❮BOOKS❯ ✯ Beyond Dogma Author Jawid Mojaddedi – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Despite Rumi's d 1273 recent emergence as a best selling poet in the English speaking world fundamental uestions about his teachings such as the relationship of his Sufi mysticism to the wider Islamic Despite Rumi's d recent emergence as a best selling poet in the English speaking world fundamental uestions about his teachings such as the relationship of his Sufi mysticism to the wider Islamic religion remain contested In this groundbreaking study Jawid Mojaddedi reaches to the heart of the matter by examining Rumi's teachings on walaya Friendship with God in light of earlier discourse in the wider Sufi tradition and juridico theological Islam Walaya is not only central to Rumi's teachings but forms the basis for the celebration of intimacy communication with the Divine and transcendence of conventional religiosity in his poetry And yet walaya is the aspect of Sufism which has proven the most difficult to reconcile with juridico theological Islam In addition to its focus on Rumi Beyond Dogma presents a perceptive analysis of the historical development of the discourse on walaya in the formative centuries of Sufism This period coincides with the time when juridico theological Islam rose to dominance as reflected in the harmonizing efforts of theoretical Sufi writings especially the manuals of the tenth and eleventh centuries Mojaddedi's analysis facilitates a nuanced and contextualized evaluation of Rumi's teachings on walaya which had already attracted a range of views before his time from arguments in favor of its superiority to Prophethood to guarantees of subordinate deference towards the Prophetic heritage interpreted by juridico theological scholars In the process Beyond Dogma enables a fresh evaluation of the influential early Sufi manuals in their historical context while also highlighting the significance for juridico theological scholars of fundamental dogma in the process of consolidating their own dominance.


About the Author: Jawid Mojaddedi

Jawid Mojaddedi is known world wide as a Rumi expert He has published several books including translations of Rumis longest poem known as the Masnavi into simple English The Masnavi Book One was published in and was awarded the Lois Roth Prize for excellence in translation of Persian literature by the American Institute of Iranian Studies The Masnavi Book Two was published in .