Jawanmardi: A Sufi Code of Honour by Lloyd RidgeonJawanmardi: A Sufi Code of Honour by Lloyd Ridgeon

Jawanmardi: A Sufi Code of Honour

byLloyd Ridgeon

Hardcover | March 23, 2011

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How did medieval Sufis express their system of everyday morality? Sufism attracts much attention in the West, yet its ethical dimension is often overlooked. Jawanmardi - a key element of Persian Sufism - was the ethic that encouraged the Sufi to put others before himself and to overlook thesins committed by others, representing a humane and liberal understanding of Islam.Many writers in the Persian tradition wrote about jawanmardi and this book presents three of the key medieval texts in translation: Kitab al-futuwwa by Shihab al-Din Umar Suhrawardi, Futuwwat nama of Mirza 'Abd al-'Azim Khan Qarib, and Risala -yi Hatim al-Tayy by Husayn Wa'iz-i Kashifi.The texts are drawn from across the medieval period, reflecting different timeframes and audiences. This allows the reader to identify shifts in the ethic of jawanmardi and Sufism more generally
Lloyd Ridgeon is Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Glasgow.
Title:Jawanmardi: A Sufi Code of HonourFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 23, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748641823

ISBN - 13:9780748641826