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1. Title Title of document References - A Ṣūfī Apologist of Nīshāpūr
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country S.Z. Chowdhury; Independent Scholar;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Islamic Studies
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami; Nishapur; Sufism; Prophet Muhammad; Islamic mysticism; nafs; isnad
 
5. Subject Subject classification Islamic Studies; Sufism
 
6. Description Abstract Abū cAbd al-Raḥmān Muḥammad b. al-Ḥusayn al-Sulamī (d.412/1021) lived in the 3rd and 4th century AH / 9th and 10th century CE. He was born in the city of Nīshāpūr, one of the most renowned cities in the Islamic world. He was part of a line of earlier Ṣūfī figures who attempted to defend the cardinal tenets of Sufism from accusations of heresy. However al-Sulamī’s surpassed his predecessors by amassing a corpus of antecedent mystical dicta from the architects of Islamic mysticism and substantiating them with transmission channels (isnad) or grounding them in a core teaching of the Prophet Muḥammad.




This study demonstrates that al-Sulamī was an accomplished mystic. It outlines his life and times and surveys in full all his works as far as they can be identified. Moreover, the important sources that shaped the development and impression of his thinking and modality of transforming the ego-self (nafs) are presented in detail bringing together earlier and current academic scholarship on him.


 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Sep-2019
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/31694
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.31694
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; A Ṣūfī Apologist of Nīshāpūr
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Middle East,
9th and 10th Century CE
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd