Method and Mysticism: Cosmos, Nature And Environment In Islamic Mysticism by Seyyed Shahabeddin MesbahiMethod and Mysticism: Cosmos, Nature And Environment In Islamic Mysticism by Seyyed Shahabeddin Mesbahi

Method and Mysticism: Cosmos, Nature And Environment In Islamic Mysticism

bySeyyed Shahabeddin Mesbahi

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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In this pioneering work, Seyyed Shahabeddin Mesbahi offers a new methodology for approaching Islamic mystical concepts by examining the importance, place, and manifestation of the concepts of cosmos, nature, and environment in Islamic mysticism. The study presents a framework for understanding the exoteric and esoteric dimensions of these concepts, within selected stations (maqamat of the mystical path tariqa), and how, in a reciprocal interaction, they weave a "symbiotic whole." This work also reexamines the concept of "mystical experience" with regards to the Islamic mystics' approach toward the concepts of cosmos, nature, and environment, especially in the thoughts of great masters, such as Hallaj, Bayazid Bastami, Ghazali, Ruzbihan Baqli Shirazi, Ibn 'Arabi, Rumi, and Mulla Sadra.

Seyyed Shahabeddin Mesbahi is currently a visiting fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies. He is the author of Muqaddama-yi Piramun-i Ravish Shinasi dar‘Irfan (An Introduction to Methodology in Islamic Mysticism).
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Title:Method and Mysticism: Cosmos, Nature And Environment In Islamic MysticismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:Fons VitaeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1891785869

ISBN - 13:9781891785863

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"This book presents a new paradigm and creative approach to the study of Islamic spirituality. . . . This very important book . . . is an original and welcome addition to the contemporary scholarship on Islamic mysticism."  —Mohammad H. Faghfoory, department of religion, George Washington University