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7. Sufism: The Mystical Strain in Islam

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1. Title Title of document 7. Sufism: The Mystical Strain in Islam - Muslim Identities
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Aaron Hughes; University of Rochester;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies; Islamic Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) Islam; Muslim; Islamic Studies; Muslim identities; introductory textbook in religion
5. Subject Subject classification Islamic Studies
6. Description Abstract The chapter begins with a definition and understanding of mysticism in general before attempting to locate Islamic mysticism (Sufism) within this understanding. It provides various accounts for the possible origins of Sufism, and then surveys some of the main individuals and teachings associated with the tradition. The chapter ends by describing some of the criticisms of Sufism from more conservative interpretations of Islam.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 09-Nov-2022
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.43104
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Muslim Identities
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd